Friends of NCBDDD Annual Meeting Held
February 21, 2013
The Friends of NCBDDD met at an in person meeting on December 5, 2012, in Washington, DC. The theme of the meeting was, “Making Connections.” Key successes, focus areas, and updates were provided by Dr. Coleen Boyle, Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Dr. Cynthia Moore, Director, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Dr. Gloria Krahn, Director, Division of Human Development and Disability; and Dr. Christopher Parker, Deputy Directory, Division of Blood Disorders. The Friends also had an opportunity to ask questions and connect with Dr. Boyle and her leadership team. Click here to to view Dr. Boyle’s PowerPoint slides and click here to view minutes from the meeting.
The December 5th meeting was also a time to recognize outgoing Friends Executive Committee members and introduce incoming officers. Outgoing members include Roberta Carlin, Chair; Joseph Canose, Vice Chair; Adriane Griffen, Member and Communication Chair; Eileen Ouellette, Member at Large; and Patricia Wright, Member at Large. New members of the Executive Committee will be Adriane Griffen, Chair; Craig Mason, Vice Chair; Judit Ungar/Jeff Cohen, Membership/Communications Chair; Carolyn Mullen, Mary Andrus, Cindy Brownstein, Members at Large; Emil Wigode, Advocacy Coalition; and Roberta Carlin, Past Chair.