TORONTO, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Canada®
(LLSC) has named Christopher Barry, former President of Starlight
Children's Foundation, as its new President, effective July 8, 2013.
Barry will steward LLSC in its efforts to find cures and ensure access
to therapies for all blood cancer patients in Canada.
"Christopher Barry has a proven track record of achievement in building
relationships and collaboration with potential donors, internal and
external stakeholders, the media, employees and the public to the
benefit of the organizations he has led, and we look forward to the
leadership skills he will bring to LLSC," said Gilles Legault, Chairman
of LLSC's Board of Directors .
Most recently Barry was President of Starlight Children's Foundation,
Canada's largest children's charity, which grants wishes to seriously
ill children through in-hospital and out of hospital programs. He
previously served with great track-record as interim Chief Executive
Officer for Canada's largest humane society. His background also
includes extensive private sector experience in senior roles in North
America and Asia.
Barry earned a master's degree in international trade from Johns Hopkins
University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
He is a graduate of the Royal Bank's Advanced Account Management
Program (one of only fifteen executives selected each year for a 12
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Canada
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada® (LLSC) is Canada's largest
voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLSC
mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and
improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLSC funds
lifesaving blood cancer research across Canada and provides free
information and support services.
Founded in 1955, LLSC has offices across Canada. To learn more, visit www.llscanada.org or contact 1-866-600-0567.
Charitable Business No. 10762 3654 RR0001. www.llscanada.org.
Image with caption: "Christopher Barry (CNW Group/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130704_C5411_PHOTO_EN_28766.jpg
SOURCE: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
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