So much has happened this month and I can’t help but feel overcome with feelings of gratitude.
On June 1, the TAA Board of Directors named me President & CEO and I am honored to serve the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community in this capacity. On June 13, I celebrated my two year anniversary with the Tourette Association of America. We have come a long way, and yet there is still so much more to accomplish. This demonstrated belief in me is something I do not take lightly and I am committed to fulfilling our mission each and every day. In this new role at the TAA, I will continue to elevate awareness, combat ignorance and foster social acceptance.
In addition to personal milestones with the TAA, I am proud to say we are breaking records for Tourette Awareness Month. This is because of each and every one of you. Thank you, to all who have responded and donated as a result of a letter from Marcella and Pedro Cavour. Thank you, to the 5.5 million individuals who have elevated the presence of Tourette Syndrome on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin). Thank you to the Mitmann family for being part of a PSA that was distributed to millions of people in Times Square, NYC. And lastly Thank you to the TAA staff, volunteers, Chapters and Boards who work tirelessly to get the word out there and see our mission in action.
As I mentioned earlier, I am overcome with feelings of gratitude – so I can’t say thank you enough.