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Katie Hood Appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Date:12/14/2007

ing vision of how that approach should be enhanced and extended for greater impact. The Board is confident that Katie is the right person to lead the MJFF forward and is sure that our efforts will result in scientific breakthroughs that ultimately translate into novel and effective therapies."

Ms. Hood will continue to provide day-to-day management and oversight of all Foundation activities and will specifically oversee fundraising, the Foundation's research team and communications, administration and financial management. Ms. Hood will report to the Board of Directors.

Before October of this year, Ms. Hood had served as deputy CEO of MJFF and, earlier, as vice president of research programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Hood was employed as a consultant at Bain & Company in New York City, doing work in the consumer products, financial services, and nonprofit sectors. She has also served as an analyst in the Credit Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co., and as a program coordinator with Duke University's Hart Leadership Program. Ms. Hood graduated from Harvard Business School and holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. A full biosketch is available at http://www.michaeljfox.org.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Founded in 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease within this decade through an aggressively funded research agenda. The Foundation has funded $100 million in research to date.


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