CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (June 20, 2013) – The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has hired Pamela Minetti as Director of Development.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Minetti was a leading member of the financial services and technology practices at Boyden Global Executive Search in New York.

“Given Pamela’s lifetime of involvement in philanthropic causes and extensive leadership and outreach experience, she has the right combination of skills and passion to connect with our donor base and partner with our Board and Council to accelerate our fundraising efforts,” noted Neal F. Kassell, MD, founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. 

“I am excited to work with Neal and the team to advance the development of focused ultrasound therapy,” Minetti said.  “The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has done an extraordinary job of raising funds from visionary donors and investing these resources strategically to conduct breakthrough early stage research and foster collaboration.  I look forward to contributing to the Foundation’s continued success and helping to ensure that patients everywhere benefit from this innovative technology.”

Minetti has spent the majority of her career in the financial services sector. Her diverse background encompasses analysis, sales, marketing and relationship management roles at firms including Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.  As part of her ongoing philanthropic endeavors, Minetti serves as Vice Chairman at Graham Windham Services for Families and Children in New York. She was selected to be an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where she received a BA in International Relations. Minetti earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School.

 

ABOUT THE FOCUSED ULTRASOUND FOUNDATION

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide by accelerating the development and adoption of focused ultrasound therapies. The Foundation works to clear the path to global adoption by coordinating and funding research and educational activities, creating partnerships and fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and building awareness of the technology among patients and professionals. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that focused ultrasound finds its place as a mainstream therapy for a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and stroke as well as uterine fibroids, cancer and other life-threatening conditions within years, not decades. Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has become the largest non-governmental source of funding for focused ultrasound research. More information can be found at www.fusfoundation.org.

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