NEW YORK – October 30, 2006 – The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Jamie Greene, Esq., Intellectual Property Partner at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia, has become a member of its Board of Trustees. Ms. Greene participated in the Oct 20-21 Board Meetings in New York City, which followed the 10th annual HDSA Guthrie Dinner, a major fundraising event for the Society.
HDSA’s national office is in New York City, with regional offices and 38 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States. The Society funds an aggressive research program that includes the HDSA Coalition for the Cure, made up of 16 of the world’s top scientists who focus on the cause of Huntington’s Disease (HD); CHDI Inc., which takes basic research findings and “translates” them into potential treatments; and the Huntington Project, which administers clinical trials at the 21 HDSA Centers of Excellence at major medical facilities in the U.S. HDSA Centers of Excellence provide
medical and psychological treatment, social services, genetic counseling and therapy for people with HD, their families and people at risk.
HDSA also produces educational materials about HD for the general public, caregivers and medical professionals and holds an annual national convention for all members of the HD community. The HDSA Chapters and Affiliates host support groups and educational seminars, in addition to participating in fundraising activities.
HDSA is entering its 40th year of serving the HD community.
The HDSA board enthusiastically welcomed Ms. Greene, citing her level of activity in the Atlanta, Georgia area, her experience with non-profits, her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm.
Upon hearing of her election to the Board, Ms. Greene said “I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition. For over 10 years, I have had the privilege of working with many volunteers who share an unwavering commitment to make a difference in the fight against Huntington’s Disease. I look forward to continuing to serve this incredible organization in any way I can.”
Huntington’s Disease is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. Huntington’s Disease profoundly affects the lives of entire families—emotionally, socially and economically.
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