We’re proud to announce that Mark Dant will take over as Executive Director after Barbara Wedehase retires. He comes to us from the Carrolton, Texas Police Department where he is the Assistant Chief of Police. Mark and his wife Jeanne are the parents of Ryan, 27 years old with MPS I, who attends the University of Louisville. Mark is the founder of the Ryan Foundation. He comes to the Society with a high level understanding of MPS and related diseases in addition to the special needs of our community, the urgent need for treatments and cures, and the importance of donor relations.
Mark will ensure proper planning, oversight, and direction of the Society’s research funding, family support programs and fund development activities. He’ll serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization, and will represent the Society in all professional business capacities.