Bethesda, MD (March 19, 2018) – Diana Gray, President and CEO of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), was recently elected to the National Health Council’s Board of Directors. The National Health Council brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.
“It is a significant honor to join the Board of Directors of this historic organization. The National Health Council (NHC) convenes more than 100 health-related nonprofit organizations and businesses committed to better health outcomes for patients,” Gray said. “The Hydrocephalus Association has derived tremendous value from being a member of the NHC and I hope that I can add value as a member of the Board. I think this will also help open the door for further collaborations with health-focused organizations that can benefit the hydrocephalus research and patient community.”
As an NHC Board member, Gray will help set the strategic direction for the organization and establish policy to guide the NHC in meeting its mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.
Gray joins a distinguished group of leaders representing some of the nation’s top patient advocacy groups, such as the American Cancer Society, American Kidney Fund, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, among others.
This marks the first time HA has been represented on the NHC Board of Directors.
About the Hydrocephalus Association
Founded in 1983 by parents of children with hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association has grown to be the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated to hydrocephalus. The Hydrocephalus Association began funding research in 2009. Since then, HA has committed over $7 million to research, making it the largest nonprofit, non-governmental funder of hydrocephalus research in the U.S. For more information, visit the Hydrocephalus Association website at www.hydroassoc.org or call (888) 598-3789.