Pat Watson – President, Board of Directors
Pat comes to CADF with a background as a Regional VP in the consumer-packaged goods industry. She has 40 years’ experience in strategic planning, leadership, executive training, and the design of sales and marketing programs. After retiring, Pat used her business background to transition into education as an adjunct college professor where she designs and teaches strategy, leadership, management, and other business courses and works on a team to develop additional bachelor’s programs for the Business College.
Pat earned her MBA, with a concentration in leadership and management, at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and was a member of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. She holds certificates in Coaching, Quality Matters, Critical Thinking, and several online learning platforms.
Pat enjoys her four grandchildren, and her interests include travelling with the grandchildren, genetic genealogy, history, archeology, and others.
Cori Forster – Vice President, Board of Directors
Cori is a Corporate Services Professional, for one of the largest ferry operators in the world that is an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services. In this position her experience encompasses multiple business disciplines and has a broad range of responsibilities including facilities management, supporting the company’s headquarters function which integrates people, place, process and technology with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and their productivity. The management of corporate travel program delivering traveller safety and security, financial operations and data management in support of the company’s core business providing year-round vehicle and passenger services on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels.
Her personal life, like her professional one, has given her many opportunities from volunteering to previous board experience for non-profits. An owner-operator of two small businesses and what she believes is her most notable role; A CAD patient advocate dedicated to bringing the awareness for care to this rare disease and a small group of individuals and care partner to her husband who has CAD.
Nancy Morgenstern - Secretary
Nancy P. Morgenstern is an attorney whose practice has been dedicated to representing matrimonial and family law clients since 1982. A founding partner of Morgenstern & Rochester (Cherry Hill, NJ.), Nancy has served as a court appointed matrimonial mediation settlement panellist for over three decades and was an ombudsman review board member for placement of foster children in Camden, NJ. Nancy has also served on Family Law section executive committees of her local bar association and has been a featured speaker for continuing professional education Bar programs. Upon becoming of counsel to her firm in 2016, she established the Family Assist drop-in program with South Jersey Legal Services, a volunteer-based legal consult service which model has since been adopted by other county Legal Services throughout New Jersey. She has also been a recipient of the Equal Justice Medal (Legal Services of N.J.) and the Martindale- Hubbel Client Distinction Award. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania (1975) and Temple University School of Law (1978), she sits on the boards of The Savoy Company of Philadelphia, the Society Hill Synagogue and the Cold Agglutinin Disease Foundation, Inc.
Todd Chambley – Treasurer, Board of Directors
Todd is a Senior Vice President at Aon in Atlanta. He has been in the executive benefits and insurance industry for over 28 years. Todd runs Aon’s Executive Benefits Practice, including responsibility for executive benefit consulting operations, sales and marketing, legal and compliance, and client servicing. Since joining Aon, he has held positions such as consultant, IT project management/DBA, controller, and COO. He is currently a member of Aon’s North American Health Solutions leadership team.
Todd has an accounting degree from Lee University and has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) designations. He also holds Series 6 and 63 securities licenses and life and health insurance licenses.
Todd is married to Joy, who is a motivational speaker, trainer, and President of Moms with Swords. They have three children. Todd serves as a Board member for Engaging Leaders and volunteers as a coach and treasurer for the Atlanta Vipers Fastpitch Organization. He lives in the Atlanta Metro area.
Cold Agglutinin Disease Foundation Staff:
Mary Liebl Gajewski - Bookkeeper
Mary brings over 30 years of bookkeeping experience to the CAD Foundation. She has worked in the finance, accounting, manufacturing, and non-profit industries. After retiring, Mary set up her own freelance company to do bookkeeping and has clients in real estate, service organizations, manufacturing, and others. Mary’s education is in accounting.
She has two grown children and is especially proud of her two grandsons who are serving in the military. Mary is a dog lover and boards dogs for several clients. She lives in Wisconsin.
She was diagnosed with CAD in 2018 and is a primary cold agglutinin disease patient.
Bridgid and Catherine Connolly - Media/Communication/Writers
Bridgid and Catherine are sisters and medical doctors from Australia.
Bridgid is a Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Consultant, and Catherine is specialising in Pathology and Stem Cell Research.
The sisters became patient advocates for Cold Agglutinin Disease after a family member was diagnosed with the condition. In their spare time, Bridgid and Catherine enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, running, tennis and cycling.
The Cold Agglutinin Disease Foundation (CADF) has obtained the invaluable endorsement of two distinguished physicians who specifically support and encourage our establishing this dedicated non-profit foundation for advancing education and
research about CAD.
Sigbjørn Berentsen, MD, PhD Hematologist and Researcher Dept.
Research and Innovation
Haugesund Hospital, Norway
Richard R. Furman, MD Hematology/Oncology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Both are notable and recognized in the field of CAD treatment and research.