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Please Contact: Jeri Krassner, Manager at (917) 597-7256 [email protected]

New York City Hemophilia Chapter Announces New Leadership
Glenn Mones Named Executive Director
Melissa Penn is Chapter President

New York, NY – February 9, 2011 – The New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC) has announced important changes in chapter leadership, including the appointment of Glenn Mones as the organization’s full-time Executive Director. Melissa Penn, who previously served as volunteer Executive Director, was named chapter President. She assumes the role from Shari Bender, who has served on the chapter Board since its inception. Although Bender recently rotated off the Board, she will continue her involvement with the chapter working on new media projects.

“We’re very excited to have someone with Glenn’s background, knowledge, experience and talent take on the professional leadership of our chapter,” said Penn. “We’ve grown so much in the few short years since we started. This is our chance to take things to the next level and beyond as we strive to meet the needs of people with bleeding disorders in the Greater New York City area,” Penn said.

Mr. Mones has more than twenty years of experience at major nonprofit organizations, including senior positions at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, UJA-Federation of New York, and at the National Hemophilia Foundation where he served as Director of Communications and later as Vice President for Public Policy. While at NHF, Mones played a key role in getting the elimination of lifetime health insurance caps into healthcare reform. More recently, he has served as Director of Communications for NYCHC where he introduced many innovations to the chapter’s communications program and authored a successful PACT Grant application in support of expanding access to care in New York State. “I’m extremely gratified to have been given this opportunity to serve the bleeding disorders community in this exciting new role,” Mones said. “This is a huge community with great needs but equally great potential. I’m looking forward to working with the entire chapter leadership to fulfill our critical mission and goals,” he said. Glenn Mones can be contacted by email at [email protected].

Other changes in chapter leadership include the appointment of Board members Wendy Chou and Bradley Schoenfeld as Vice President and Treasurer respectively. Penn, Chou, and Schoenfeld are all parents of children with bleeding disorders and all have significant records of service to the chapter and to the bleeding disorders community.

NYCHC’s mission is to foster a sense of community amongst people affected by bleeding disorders and to assist them and their families in helping each other through shared experiences and mutual support. NYCHC is a chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a member of the Hemophilia Federation of America.

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