It was a bittersweet moment to close and lock the door of Suite 705 for the final time at 870 Market Street in San Francisco on July 31st. After 29 years of being headquartered on the west coast, the Hydrocephalus Association has moved our national headquarters to the Washington, D.C., area. Our new office location in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland, puts us just 2 miles from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and 9 ½ miles from the U.S. Capitol. Our move supports our goals of expanding our focus to include increased efforts on advocacy and research as well as support and education.
“I want to send a very special thanks to Lisa Sun, Thomas Smith and Jerry Acosta for hanging in to the very end and to all three of them, plus Karima Roumila, for all of their hard work getting things packed up and ready for the big move!” stated HA CEO, Dawn Mancuso. With the move came some sad farewells to Lisa, Tom, and Jerry, three individuals who worked tirelessly for the Hydrocephalus Association. With the move, however, comes the excitement of saying hello to a new DC-based team. You will all have the opportunity to learn more about these individuals over the next couple of weeks as we highlight the new staff and update our HA Staff page with photos and bios. But in the meantime, please welcome Amanda Garzon, Aisha Heath, Michael Ticzon, and Amy Weist to our Hydrocephalus team. They are joined by our veteran staff members Jennifer Bechard, Randi Corey, Karima Roumila, and Dawn Mancuso.