On behalf of the Board of Directors, World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) President Alain Weill is pleased to announce that long-time volunteer and former WFH Vice-President, Finance Eric Stolte will assume the role of President of WFH USA. Stolte’s son was born with Hemophilia A, which prompted him to begin volunteering with his local chapter. His engagement with the WFH began in 2000 after attending the WFH World Congress in Montreal that year. Over the past eighteen years Eric has served the global bleeding disorder community in many capacities and looks forward to continuing his service in this new role.
The Board would like to thank Mark Skinner for his many contributions and leadership over the past fifteen years. Under his guidance WFH USA has grown exponentially, playing a crucial role in the development of the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program and the organization’s philanthropic efforts in the United States. Skinner is a highly respected presence in the community and his dedication and vocal advocacy on behalf of patients have changed the lives of countless individuals. He will continue contributing to the WFH USA mission as a member of the WFH USA Board of Directors.
The Board would also like to welcome Ken Trader—a longtime volunteer—to his new role as WFH USA Treasurer and would like to thank Paula Bell for her past work in this role. We are also pleased to announce that Craig Kessler, MD and Frank Schnabel IV were reelected to four-year terms.
WFH USA advances the global mission of the WFH in the United States. It provides American citizens, foundations, and corporations the opportunity to ensure “Treatment for All” for people with bleeding disorders worldwide. WFH USA is a 501(c)3 charity recognized by the IRS.