The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund is very pleased to welcome new members Rachel Altmann, Nancy Golden, Andre Hessels, and Bill McCorey to the Board of Directors. The Fund’s board is comprised of community leaders and long-time supporters of the organization. The appointment of these four new members will strengthen the work of the board to advance the Fund’s mission. Experts in various fields, FARF looks forward to their individual talents and contributions.
Rachel Altmann; Portland, Ore.
Rachel has been active in the Fanconi anemia community for several years, as an FA parent, a contributor to FARF newsletters, and a fundraiser. She has worked in the education sector for many years, as an environmental educator at Hawai’i Nature Center and most recently as Library Outreach Specialist at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore. Her daughter, Nina, succumbed to complications from Fanconi anemia in 2006 at age three. Rachel continues to honor Nina’s legacy by working to advance FA research and support other families who face FA.
Nancy Golden; Springfield, Ore.
A pillar of the education community in Oregon, Nancy has served in a number of leadership roles, including Superintendent of Springfield School District, Chief Education Officer of the Oregon Education Investment Board, and Education Policy Advisor to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber. She is currently a professor of Practice, Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership at the University of Oregon. A friend of the Frohnmayer family, Nancy has great respect for FARF and is looking forward to advancing the work of the organization.
Andre Hessels; Wayne, Penn.
Andre became involved with the Fund when his two children, Dylan and Joy, were diagnosed with FA in 2013. Since then, he has participated in numerous runs to raise funds, including the New York and Philadelphia marathons. Andre is a seasoned corporate financing specialist who currently works as VP Program Manager for Healthcare & Life Sciences at DLL Financial Services in Wayne, Penn. Originally from the Netherlands, Andre has worked in both Europe and North America as International Finance Manager for Rabobank. He brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the board and is looking forward to expanding his fundraising efforts.
Bill McCorey; Orlando, Fla.
Bill is a long-time FARF supporter, raising funds over the past decade with his annual event, Your Rope Team Mountain Climb. Bill is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Universal Parks and Resorts in Florida. Previously, he served as Vice President of Global Infrastructure for IBM. Bill is an avid supporter of local and global causes for children. He has completed 40 marathons, including 15 consecutive Boston Marathons. He is also an accomplished speaker who frequently speaks on the power of teams and is working on a book entitled “Who do you want on your rope team?”