Board of Directors

Bobby Vice

Bobby Vice, JD

Bobby is Robert and Anna’s Daddy and is the Co-Founder and Co-President of A Cure for Robert, Inc. A graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with honors and the University of Kentucky College of Law, Bobby is a transactional attorney who worked for a decade at a large regional law firm until he co-founded the transactional firm Vice Cox & Townsend in 2015. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and is extremely excited and hopeful for what Rooting for Robert can do.

Helen Vice

Helen Vice

Helen is Robert and Anna’s Mommy and is the Co-Founder and Co-President of A Cure for Robert, Inc. A graduate of Northwestern University, Helen works on the Associate Well-being Team at Humana Inc. Helen consults with Humana’s senior leaders on the ways they can strengthen the workplace culture and improve the physical and emotional well-being of their teammates – something that has become increasingly important to her since Robert’s diagnosis with Morquio Syndrome. Nurturing a happy and healthy life for Anna and Robert gets her up every day, and while having a child with a rare disease poses many challenges, knowing she is working towards a cure for Robert (and so many other children) provides immense hope.

Lindsey Fash

Lindsey Fash

Lindsey Fash is a strategic marketer who is passionate about helping consumer brands grow. As Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Merrick Pet Care, she is a critical member of the leadership team responsible for developing the company’s long-term marketing and brand-building strategy. Prior to her current role, she held various marketing leadership positions at Alberto Culver (Unilever) and PepsiCo. Lindsey is a graduate of Northwestern University where she received her Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management as well as her Bachelor of Science in Communications. Lindsey and Helen developed a close friendship during their time in Kappa Alpha Theta at Northwestern University. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Bob, their three children and their dog, Bailyn.

Heather Greenwood

Heather Greenwood, MD

Heather Greenwood, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco, where she specializes in breast cancer imaging. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and subsequently obtained her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency training at New York University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in breast imaging at UCSF. She is passionate about medical research, medical education, patient care, and has published multiple peer review papers and book chapters. Her research is focused on the detection of breast cancer in young women and advancing technologies in breast cancer imaging. In her free time she enjoys running (she has run over a dozen half marathons and five full marathons), spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying a good pizza with a glass of red wine.

Lindsay Kroener

Lindsay Kroener, MD

Lindsay Kroener, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. She is a double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Psychology and then attended medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency and fellowship at UCLA, where she stayed on as faculty. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the UCLA REI fellowship program and is very involved in medical student, resident and fellow education. She is interested in all aspects of REI with particular interests in onco-fertility, LGBTQ fertility care, fertility related-genetics and long-term outcomes from assisted-reproductive technology (ART). She has published 17 peer reviewed articles and has presented over 30 abstracts at national meetings. In her free time, she likes do yoga, jog, play tennis and spend time at the beach and bike riding with her husband and two young kids, Emma and Ben.

Deana Paradis, CPA

Deana Paradis, CPA, is the CFO of Louisville Collegiate School, an independent day school in Louisville, KY. Prior to her current role, she was a member of the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers for eleven years including two years with the Government and Public Sector practice in the UK, serving charity and government clients. Deana currently serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Board Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. She has served as an Associate Instructor in the Nonprofit Management program in the School of Professional Studies, Columbia University and is a Columbia Teachers College Cowin Financial Literacy Institute Fellow. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky with honors, her MBA from Bellarmine University, and her Master in Science in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Deana serves on the Boards of Directors of the Speed Art Museum, Gilda’s Club of Kentuckiana, EdChoice Kentucky, and is a Leadership Advisory Council Representative for the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. Deana enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling with her family.

Audra N. Rankin

Audra N. Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Audra Rankin is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In this role, she serves as lead faculty for the Health Care Leadership and Administration program and Associate Faculty Director-Nursing for the UNC Center for the Business of Health. Dr. Rankin received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University. She received a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rankin maintains active certifications as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Nurse Educator. She has served as faculty at the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions at Harvard University and was named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Health Policy Fellow. She currently serves as the National Health Policy Chair for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and a federal liaison for the National Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys dance parties with her two daughters and has a love for southern literature and college basketball.

Chad Straughan

Chad Straughan, PharmD

Chad Straughan is owner and pharmacist in charge of Tidewater Pharmacy located in Mount Pleasant, SC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 with a doctorate in Pharmacy. He worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry for 14 years before opening Tidewater Pharmacy in 2015. Tidewater has become the go to pharmacy in the Charleston area for all pharmacy, compounding and medical device needs. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his four children. Chad enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family.

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