Dear APBD community,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce Natacha Pires as the APBD Research Foundation’s first executive director.
Natacha brings over 15 years of nonprofit/business management, communications, and development experience along with significant patient and community engagement expertise. In her prior roles at the Neuropathy Association, Dysautonomia International, and the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, she was instrumental in making these organizations’ missions relatable to all audiences and building strategic and scalable partnerships.
Throughout her career, Natacha has focused on strengthening connections between the medical, research, and patient communities by bringing the patients’ perspective into every facet of healthcare and research discussions.
As executive director, she will lead the organization and provide active management of the Foundation’s business under the direction of the Board of Directors. This includes leading the organization toward achievement of its mission and working with the Board to develop and implement a plan for long-term financial viability, growth, and stability.