Welcome Crystal Watson: ATHN’s New CEO

athnThe American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN) is excited to announce that Crystal Watson has been named the new President and CEO of ATHN. A proven leader, Watson brings more than 25 years of experience working in the bleeding disorders community in both government and nonprofit organizations to her new position.

Before she joined ATHN in 2008 as Director of Operations, Watson was one of the founding visionaries for the ATHNdataset. She has been instrumental in implementing ATHN’s technology infrastructure and in helping the ATHNdataset become the vital resource it is today. Recently in her brief time as interim CEO of research and technology services, Watson successfully helped ATHN secure funding and launch six new national research projects. “These projects are designed to collect data that will help improve knowledge and lead to better diagnosis, care, and quality of life for people with bleeding and clotting disorders,” she explains.

Watson looks forward to the opportunity to strengthen ATHN’s collaborations with its valued public and private sector partners. “I am committed to nourishing these essential partnerships as we build on the progress we’ve made and shape the future of ATHN—together.”