Amy J. Gray: Chief Executive Officer
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) has named Amy J. Gray as Chief Executive Officer. Gray brings more than 17 years of management experience at national voluntary health agencies to CMTA, an organization that supports research on the causes and possible cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and focuses on patient education and support.
Most recently, Gray was Senior Vice President of Constituent and Community Relations for the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) where she was responsible for providing overall leadership, strategy and vision for the foundation’s fundraising efforts, planned giving legacy society and network of chapters. She joined the NPF in 2013 in the role of Vice President of Chapter Relations and Community Partnerships, providing guidance to its nationwide network of affiliates in organizational, mission, board and fund development activities. In 2014, she led the foundation and its affiliate chapters through a process of unification, integrating the chapters and foundation into one organization.
Before joining the NPF, Gray served in executive positions at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In these roles, she successfully built strong chapters and robust relationships with donors, volunteer leaders and key stakeholders.
Gray is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and lives in South Florida.
From its inception in 1983, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association has followed a twofold mission: supporting research on the causes and possible cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and focusing on patient education and support. From an organization of only a few hundred members, the association has grown to be known throughout the medical world, serving over 20,000 persons. CMT, a group of inherited disorders that affect the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, affects about 2.8 million people worldwide and 150,000 people in the U.S., of all races and ethnic groups. For more information, visit www.cmtausa.org.