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Louise Vetter joins Huntington's Disease Society of America as new CEO
Date:1/29/2009

Will build upon Research, Care, Advocacy and Education Programs Developed by Retiring National Executive Director/CEO Barbara Boyle

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trustees of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) are pleased to announce that Louise Vetter, currently CEO of the American Lung Association of New York, will join the Society as Chief Executive Officer, Monday, March 16.

In her nine years at the American Lung Association, Louise has been a tireless advocate, helping families living with lung disease get the care and support they need. She was instrumental in passage of New York's smoke free workplace law and championed efforts to reframe environmental policy within the context of public health. A leader in community coalitions and strategic partnerships, she has created relationships that have strengthened donor and volunteer participation while growing the organization's impact and mission services.

"The Board was struck by Ms. Vetter's strong leadership abilities, her knowledge of the health care environment, and the passion she expressed to help the Society achieve its mission of finding a cure for Huntington's Disease, providing care for our families, and educating the general and medical public about HD," said C. Walt Johnston, Chair of HDSA's National Board of Trustees.

"It's been my honor, and a source of great pride to have served the HD community for these past 13 years," said Barbara Boyle, National Executive Director/CEO. "I believe we've developed the Society into a positive force in the lives of our families, and I'm proud to be handing the baton to the very capable Louise Vetter, who will serve the Society's mission and our families well."

Ms. Vetter will be joining HDSA to build upon the programs created and developed during the 13 years of leadership by Ms. Boyle, who had decided that it was time to retire from her responsib
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