Charlottesville, Virginia, January 15, 2020 – Neal F. Kassell, MD, Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Taylor as Chief Relationship Officer. Ms. Taylor will work with Dr. Kassell and the Board of Directors to establish and maintain high-level relationships that increase the impact of focused ultrasound technology.

Ann Taylor“Ann is the perfect fit for our mission to save time and save lives,” said Dr. Kassell. “She brings an extensive background in the nonprofit and entrepreneurial arenas. She and Foundation advisor Philip Keevil will work in parallel with our development and communication teams. Ann’s creativity and experience will help us accelerate this revolutionary, noninvasive therapy for patients.”

“I believe deeply in the power and promise of focused ultrasound to profoundly improve the health and quality of life of millions of people around the world,” said Ms. Taylor. “I’m thrilled to be joining the innovative team that is advancing this transformative technology.”

Ms. Taylor has more than 27 years of nonprofit leadership experience as Executive Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and Executive Director of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Darden, she co-founded an award-winning multichannel marketing company dedicated to helping the 50+ population meet their vision, mobility, dexterity, and hearing needs.

Ms. Taylor has served on the boards of the Darden School and University of Virginia Alumni Association as well as several community organizations. She completed her undergraduate degree in Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia and earned her MBA from the Darden School of Business, where she was a Shermet Scholar.

She will join the Foundation team on March 1, 2020.

About the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide by accelerating the development of this noninvasive technology. The Foundation works to clear the path to global adoption by coordinating and funding research, fostering collaboration, and building awareness among patients and professionals. Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has become the largest nongovernmental source of funding for focused ultrasound research. 

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