Board member announcements
We are sad to announce that Alan Gunzburg has stepped down as Board Member of the DARE Foundation. Alan was instrumental for helping us get DARE off the ground just over two years ago. His prior board and advocacy experience were invaluable to us. Passionate about raising awareness for Refsum Disease, Alan has given much of his time and insights to help us grow and succeed. He has been a loyal fundraising supporter and extremely successful with grassroots fundraising through Facebook. We are extremely pleased Alan will continue his role as a US ambassador for the Foundation and continue to advocate for Refsum Disease as there is still plenty of work to be done.
We express heartfelt thanks to Alan for his years of service. While his term may be finished and we will miss Alan as a board member, we look forward to his continued involvement with the Foundation and the Refsum Community
With Alan's departure, Marissa Rossouw has join the DARE Board. Marissa is an international Financial Services and Banking professional, living and working in South Africa, the Netherlands and now the United States. She has more than 15 years of experience working in house and advising international clients in Corporate Governance and Corporate Law. Most recently, she has held strategic roles within a British Investment Bank with a focus on creation of robust business frameworks within Europe. Marissa is a qualified Attorney with the High Court of South Africa, with a specialized focus in Corporate and Property Law. She was born and raised in South Africa and obtained her Law Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Marissa recently relocated to Maine with her husband. She is an avid swimmer and also serves on the Governance Committee of Maine Swimming. We welcome Marissa to the DARE Board.