Co-Chair, Bridget Mildon, is Founder of FND Hope. FND Hope is the first non-profit organization specifically for those diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder and related illnesses. A proponent of FND patient rights, Bridget is an active voice for FND patients. Her diverse experience and knowledge have cultivated into a unique perspective for those facing medical uncertainty and battling the challenges of living with Functional Neurological Disorder.
Robert Wilson Thomas
Co-Chair, Robert, is a proud Welshman, something he rarely lets people forget. He has been a practicing barrister-at-law since 1977, before which he read for a degree in chemical engineering. His legal practice started in intellectual property (on which he is the co-author of a number of reference books) then developed into licensing technology, mostly in a hi-tech environment, complex international commercial contracts, international law, telecommunications and data protection.
He developed Functional Neurological Disorder, rapid onset, following a major chemical clash and two cardiac arrests, after an operation to remove a tumour on his kidney, in late 2016.
Robert is no stranger to long-term and life-changing illness. He is not ashamed to admit that he has been bipolar, probably since his mid-teens, although he was formally diagnosed only in 1989. He also has lived with Type 1 diabetes since 1996. Both these conditions are well controlled. He survived major surgery for neck and throat cancer in 2006 and was pronounced cancer free in mid-2018.
Kyle is the co-founder of T1D Exchange. T1D Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to advance research in chronic diseases, facilitate greater industry collaboration, build a common registry-based data exchange platform and bring together a community that allows better understanding of patient interactions. Kyle’s dynamic and professional business skills mixed with his diverse experience in fast-paced clinical research will no doubt be an asset to FND Hope. Kyle is detail-oriented with excellent communication, problem-solving, strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, and leadership skills. Kyle’s expertise will be a great asset to not only FND Hope but to all those we serve worldwide.
Lauren is a senior-level marketing and business development professional, multi-faceted, innovative, and creative marketing strategist extremely accomplished in the development of high-impact campaigns that deliver dramatic gains in revenue, visibility, and market share. Lauren has an exceptional ability to crystallize strategic objectives. Her diverse capabilities include: Broadcast Media, On-line, Print, Direct Mail, Social marketing, Promotion, Search, Event Sponsorships and Public Relationships.