(SHORT HILLS, NJ) September 27, 2012 – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced Lisa Henry-Holmes, CEO and owner of WHO! International Designs, has been elected to its Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Henry-Holmes will carry out the Reeve Foundation's mission of curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Henry-Holmes' who began her career in radio, has extensive advertising and marketing experience. Her charitable involvement, which spans over two decades and includes work with the Phoenix Suns Charities, Chrysalis Shelters, Heard Museum and United Way, among others, will provide expert guidance in obtaining corporate support, increasing brand awareness, and developing overall strategic planning for the Reeve Foundation. Henry-Holmes, whose father was spinal cord injured as a result of a motorcycle accident more than eight years ago, has a close, personal connection to this cause.
"I couldn't be more honored and feel more privileged to be associated with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, such an amazing organization and cause," said Henry-Holmes.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to our Board as her philanthropic expertise and personal experience with spinal cord injury will help us advance our mission," said Peter T. Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Reeve Foundation. "Her unwavering dedication to humanitarian work is matched by her business skills and will contribute greatly to our efforts."
Henry-Holmes is currently a member of the notMYkid Women's Executive Board. She earned a Business Marketing & Communications degree from Arizona State University and currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona with her husband and son.
About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, please visit our website at ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-539-7309.