ANN Board of Directors
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Laurie Glaude PHR
|Laurie Glaude PHR, is the past President of ANN and CEO of Aurora Business Solutions. She is married with five children, four grandsons and resides in New Hampshire. Laurie is active within the community and serves on a number of non-profit boards, most notably Child Health Services of Manchester. As a past president of the national organization American Nystagmus Network, she serves ANN as an ex-officio board member and also the serves on the board of Manchester Area Human Resources Association. Laurie serves on the NH State HR Council. In 2010 Laurie was awarded the very prestigious Granite State HR Hero Award. Laurie’s family is widely affected by nystagmus and has been a member of ANN since 2005.|
John D. Cranmer
John lives with his wife Tricia (also a BOD member) and sons Jack and Will in Moorestown, New Jersey a suburb of Philadelphia. Jack was diagnosed with INS at the age of 3 months and had surgery with Dr. Hertle at 18 months. John specializes in Real Estate, Land Use and Construction law at Archer & Greiner, PC. Prior to joining Archer & Greiner, John was General Counsel and Director of Property Management for a mid-sized developer of multi-family housing in the greater Philadelphia Area. John is an avid sailor and squash player. He is also on the Board of the New Jersey Apartment Association, NJAA Charitable Fund, Inc., Businesses Committed to Burlington County and Mordecai Land Trust, Inc.
|Rick has been a board member and newsletter editor for 6 years. He currently serves as ANN Vice President. He is married to Mona – Newsletter Publisher for 6 years. He has 4 children, Son - Alec (17) has INS and triplets - Austin, Matthew and Laura (14) do not have INS. He works for Honeywell as a research/developer on ultra high strength fiber used mainly in ballistics protection applications.|
James "Tony" Fuhrer II is an Auditor and Certified Tax Examiner for St. Mary Parish Sales Tax Department. Tony is an avid golfer and hosted three Annual ANN Golf Classics. Soon after attending the 2009 ANN Conference Tony joined the ANN board and serves on the finance committee and has taken over responsibilities of Treasurer. Tony’s son James is affected by nystagmus.
|Mike is a long time board member wearing a number of hats (which explains the lack of hair), including treasurer and webmaster. He is now servig as Assistant Treasurer. He has been on the Board since 2001 He was one of Dr. Hertle’s first adult patients during research trials at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Participation in the trials led him down the road to getting his driver’s license at age 50. In real life, he is a semi-retired systems engineer, spending 40 years in the IT field, the last 33+ with Northrop Grumman. He has an M.S in Technology Management from American University. He is married, lives in Herndon, VA, and has 3 daughters, one of whom made him a proud grandpa on Memorial Day, 2011.|
Roz is currently a retired Benefits and Learning Consultant. Teaching, facilitation and training are her passions. She has used her skills internationally and feels honored to have done so. She is married with two children. Her interests are reading, writing, community outreach and involvement with her church community.
Kelly Smith is an archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. After graduation, she became a Dance Heritage Coalition Fellow at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts and volunteered at several archives in Pittsburgh before beginning her current position. Ms. Smith has been a board member since 2007. She lives in Pittsburgh.
Tricia Summers Cranmer
Tricia Summers Cranmer joined ANN in 2006 and became a board member in 2009. Her oldest son, Jack was diagnosed with INS at 3 months old. Tricia is the Managing Principal of The Summers Group LLC, a retained executive search firm. Prior to starting The Summers Group, Tricia was with one of the leading executive search firms, Spencer Stuart. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and practicing yoga. Tricia lives in Moorestown, NJ with her husband John, and two sons - Jack (5) and Will (2).
Kerri joined ANN in 2007 and became a board member in 2009. She joined ANN to learn more about Nystagmus to help her daughter Brooke. Her goal with ANN is to help children with Nystagmus build relationships with their peers in order to begin having a support system. She is in the process of planning a family camp weekend to work towards this goal.
Jim joined the board in 2011. Jim has nystagmus and made a presentation at the 2011 conference on tools and techniques he and others can use to overcome everyday issues that affect persons with nystagmus. Jim works as a trainer for Google and brings additional technical expertise to help facilitate ANN's mission.
Johanna became a board member in 2011 to serve as a technical and newsletter editor. She is currently on leave from the board to complete her masters degree.
Katherine joined ANN in 2008 and became a board member in 2011. She lives in Fort Mill, SC with her husband and two children. Katherine was diagnosed with Nystamus at the age of 9 weeks. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She currently works as a financial analyst at Bank of America
Christine lives in South Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and 3 sons. Her youngest son Connor is 12 years old and has Nystagmus due to Ocular Albinism. Connor was diagnosed with nystagmus at 10 weeks old. He has had 2 very successful eye surgeries to correct a rather significant head turn. After his diagnosis Christine found ANN online and attended a conference shortly after. She joined the board in 2003 because she was so impressed by the people she met there and the help and information she received from ANN. Christine served on the ANN board from 2003 - 2009 and is happy to be back on the board now again in 2011. She is a Registered Nurse and works at a major Insurance Company as a consultant for medical auto claims. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, running, hiking and traveling with her family. She is also a very active volunteer for her son's Boy Scout Troop.