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BrightFocus Foundation Names Nancy Lynn Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Clarksburg, MD—BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit supporting research worldwide on diseases of mind and sight, has named Nancy Lynn as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships.

Nancy Lynn, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Ms. Lynn will grow and manage partnerships with research, non-profit, business, and community groups to foster new scientific discoveries and generate greater public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

“This is an exciting time to be joining BrightFocus.  Around the nation and the world, we are seeing great progress in public and private sector efforts to end diseases of mind and sight.  By forming new partnerships across disciplines and sectors, we can accelerate progress even further,” she said.

Prior to BrightFocus, Ms. Lynn raised funds and catalyzed marketing and distribution partnerships to launch the award-winning Alzheimer’s-related documentary, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me. She has previously held positions as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and as Senior Vice President at the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine.  She is a former board of trustees member for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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“Nancy has a great understanding of how to build and grow collaborations that can change the trajectory of diseases and improve the quality of life for millions.   We are excited that she is bringing this strong track record of success to our work at BrightFocus,” said BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller.

BrightFocus Foundation funds research and promotes awareness to end Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. The foundation is currently managing a global portfolio of 150 projects, efforts that were recommended by scientific review committees of leading experts. For more information, visit