National Stroke Association Names New CEO


By Clair Diones

National Stroke Association has appointed veteran nonprofit leader Robyn Moore as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Moore brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit healthcare industry to the only nonprofit dedicated 100 percent to stroke.

Moore most recently was chief development officer at the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado where for 10 years she oversaw all fundraising efforts and special events. A native of Villa Park, Calif., Moore spent nine years as director of development for the Irvine regional office of City of Hope Cancer Center prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more than 30 years National Stroke Association has made significant strides in the stroke community through programs of prevention treatment and post-stroke care and has empowered survivors and their circle of care to thrive after stroke.

Moore is passionate about stroke having witnessed first-hand the impact of stroke when her own father experienced a stroke. He was a Marine fighter pilot for 21 years and later an entrepreneur, who was extremely healthy, walking five miles a day and on his 75th birthday hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

“The effects of stroke on his life at 79 years old have been monumental for him, my step mom and our entire family,” said Moore. “I’m excited to blend my development and nonprofit background with my personal passion for stroke in leading a team that creates support systems and other resources for stroke survivors and their road to recovery.”

Moore said she’s aware of the stroke community’s critical need for awareness of life-saving stroke warning signs, resources to guide and support survivors and their caregivers and professional education for healthcare providers.

Dr. Michael D. Walker, Chairman of National Stroke Association Board of Directors, said the board was impressed by Moore’s passion for stroke and expertise in both philanthropy and healthcare.

“We’re thrilled that Robyn is taking the helm of our national organization,” said Walker. “She not only brings a passion to make a difference in the stroke community but will lead the next phase of our strategic growth on a national scale.”

About National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association offers people Hope After Stroke, so survivors and their circle of care can begin their journey to Come Back Strong. Founded in 1984, National Stroke Association is the only U.S. organization focused solely on reducing the incidence and impact of stroke through prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation support for stroke survivors and caregivers.

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