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Company Overview of Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.

Company Overview


3300 East Sunrise Drive

Tucson, AZ 85718

United States

Founded in 1950





Key Executives for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.

Vice President
National Vice President
National Vice President
National Vice President
National Vice President
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. Key Developments

Muscular Dystrophy Association Appoints Grace Pavlath as Vice President

Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that Dr. Grace Pavlath, an accomplished muscle disease researcher and tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been named as Vice President Scientific Program Director. Beginning October 31, 2014, Dr. Pavlath will become a key member of the company’s Mission Leadership Team and will be responsible for overall management and further development of the company’s scientific program focused on delivering effective therapies for more than 40 neuromuscular diseases and ALS.

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. Appoints Steven G. Ford as Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Muscular Dystrophy Association announced the appointment of Steven G. Ford as Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, effective immediately. In his new capacity, Ford will lead MDA brand management, public relations, organizational and digital communications, social media and related functions. Previously he was Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, which he joined in 2004.

Cathy Sanita Joins as New Executive Director of Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Raleigh District

The local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) office has announced that Cathy Sanita has been appointed Executive Director of the Raleigh District. Ms. Sanita’s operations and leadership experience along with her involvement with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program will bring new energy that will enhance MDA’s mission in the Raleigh District. Ms. Sanita has been leading efforts in business operations, marketing management, public relations and human resources in the Triangle area for 17 years. Prior to that, her business experience included work in New York focusing on administrative management and business development. Over the years, Ms. Sanita has volunteered for numerous organizations and held various leadership roles on boards and committees. Most recently, her involvement with Go Red For Women included event logistics, securing sponsors and working with vendors for various events.

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