Bridget Mildon, is President and 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.
Holly Graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1996. Holly and her husband, who also holds the same degree, chose to live in rural Salmon, Idaho. Holly has held various positions throughout her nursing career including: Emergency Room, OB, Medical/Surgical floor, Outpatient clinic, Quality Assurance, Outpatient therapies, Discharge Planning, Chemotherapy, and for the last 4 years Home Health Nurse. “Home Health has given me a Holistic approach to nursing as you see every aspect of your patient’s lives. Nurses in Home Health are there to support patients in so many more ways then just their Diagnosis.”
When Holly is not working she enjoys spending time with her 4 wonderful children and husband on the Salmon River and the many other local outdoor recreational activities. Holly is also active in her community serving in the Scouting Program, teaching gymnastics, as well as supporting various community programs.
“I have seen FND Hope grow from the beginning and I believe in its mission! I have a passion for what FND Hope does to provide positive support and outcomes to individual lives and the health care community.
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.
Terri is a longstanding local business owner in her community. Terri recently retired from the insurance industry where she worked for over 30 years. Terri enjoys traveling and trying new adventures. However, her favorite pass time is spending time with her 16 grandchildren at her lakehouse.
Robert Wilson Thomas
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.
Matt, is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned IT professional with over 20 years’ experience of helping organisations transform themselves through using technology. Matt brings his professional expertise in strategic business planning and analysis; financial management; project management; process improvement; compliance; and IT infrastructure.
Having acted as an advisor to many global industries, Matt is an experienced communicator and negotiator at all levels within an organisation. He can foster and build relationships across cultures having led and worked with many multi-country teams.
Matt’s wife was diagnosed with FND in August 2015 after suffering with symptoms for many years. As her carer, he knows the day by day struggles that go with trying to cope with everyday life. He is passionate about raising awareness of FND and increasing the availability of multi-disciplinary support to help sufferers and their families.