Guest: John L. Lehr
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Before joining the Parkinson’s Foundation, John Lehr served as President of Orr Associates, a consulting firm focused on the nonprofit sector, with offices in Washington, DC, and New York City. At OAI, he managed the firm’s daily operations and major clients, including Georgetown University, MedStar Health, and Special Olympics. In his previous role as CEO of Food Allergy Research & Education, Lehr merged two legacy organizations into one national organization focused on finding medical solutions for and educating the public on food allergies. Before this, he served as CEO of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national research and advocacy organization. From 2004 to 2009, he directed the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Milestones to a Cure Campaign that raised $175 million in support of cystic fibrosis drug discovery and development.
Radio segment overview: John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses their mission and work around the world and the needs of people with Parkinson’s.