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Who We Are

Board & Staff


Our Board of Directors represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee the funds raised. As such, great care is given to the selection of members of our community who serve NDF as staff, committee members and volunteers. See below the current configuration of the NDF team. 


Former Presidents

  • Gila Michael
  • Halston Mikail
  • Carolyn Yashari Becher, Esq

Board of Directors

2019 Officers
2019 Directors

CEO/Executive Director

Chief Operating Officer

Scientific Director

  • Dr. Carmen Bertoni

Operations Manager

Patient Advocacy Program Managers

Click here to meet our Certified Patient Advocates

Board Members:  Click here to log into the NDF Board Portal