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CurePSP Promotes Trish Caruana, Leading Expert in Care and Education for Prime of Life Neurodegeneration

TIMONIUM, MD (February 12, 2015) – CurePSP has announced the promotion of Trish Caruana to Executive Vice President, Education & Support. She previously held the position of Vice President, Programs & Education.

Ms. Caruana has been with the organization for five years and in that time has played a key role in creating the leading program in the nonprofit sector for patient, caregiver, and healthcare-professional support and education in the Prime of Life neurodegenerative disease spectrum. These include devastating and currently incurable diseases such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD).

CurePSP is also the leading supporter of scientific and medical research into these diseases.

Ms. Caruana will report to David Kemp, CurePSP’s President. Mr. Kemp said, “I have been continually impressed with Trish’s passion, dedication, intelligence, and empathy in creating a lifeline for patients, families, and caregivers affected by these terrible diseases. CurePSP is often the only place that the afflicted can turn to for information, community, and comfort.”

Ms. Caruana added, “I am excited about this opportunity to continue CurePSP’s mission in providing patient, caregiver, and family support and to expand our efforts to find cause, treatment, and cure for these devastating diseases.”

Ms. Caruana’s background includes running her own professional consultancy working with business organizations in best-practices coaching, service delivery, and market development. Earlier she was a clinical social worker at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She received her Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in psychology from the University of New York at Fredonia.

CurePSP was founded in Baltimore in 1990 as the Society for PSP by several PSP patients and their families and later changed its name. CurePSP has become the foremost nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the devastating Prime of Life neurodegenerative diseases including PSP and CBD; funding research toward treatment, cure, and prevention; educating healthcare professionals; and providing support, information, and hope for those afflicted and their families. Learn more at http://www.curepsp.org.