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Board of Directors

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Ray H. Neilsen
Co-Trustee & Chairman of the Board
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Gordon R. Kanofsky
Co-Trustee & Board Member
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Robert D. Brown, Jr. MD, MPH
Board Member
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Kym Eisner
Board Member
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Suzy Kim, MD
Board Member
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Daniel P. Lammertse, MD
Board Member
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Phillip G. Popovich, PhD
Board Member
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Taylor R. Randall
Board Member
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Foundation Staff

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Kym Eisner
Executive Director
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Naomi Kleitman, PhD
Senior Vice President of Grants and Research
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Jason Troy
Vice President of Finance
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Therese Biederman
Office Manager
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Kim Cerise
Director of Grants Management
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Julea (Juarez) DeVecchio
Program Associate
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Ehrica Hernandez
Grants Management Associate
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Gina Knight
Controller
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Kevin Lewin
Communications Manager
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Darrell Musick
Program Officer
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Jacob Shreckengost, PhD
Program Officer
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Susan Stone
Bookkeeper
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Constanza Svidler, PhD
Program Officer
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Tracey Wheeler, PhD
Program Officer
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From the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Co-Trustees and Board of Directors to the Foundation Staff, we are all committed to our shared vision to create a world where individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those who care for them, live full and productive lives. Our team is available to help organizations interested in learning about our grants or applying for funding, and partners looking to work with the Foundation. Complete the contact form and we will be in touch.

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