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-About Us
 Fast Facts
 Hechos y Respuestas Rápidas
 Chief Executive Officer
 Board Members
-Meet Our Senior Staff
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Meet Our Senior Staff


Neil Frick, MS
Vice President for Research and Medical Information
  Neil Frick oversees a newly structured department that combines all NHF research programs, medical information and NHF’s information resource center, HANDI. In addition, he currently serves as the co-chair of the NHF Blood Safety Working Group.

Neil previously was the Manager of HANDI for more than six years where he developed a broad expertise in bleeding disorders information and resources. Neil has been the managing editor of many NHF educational publications.

Before joining this organization, Neil was the Director of the Health Education Resource Center at St. John’s University. He received a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Rehabilitation Counseling, and an undergraduate degree in Communications.


John Indence
Vice President for Marketing & Communications

John Indence oversees all marketing, communications, public relations and branding strategies for the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Prior to joining NHF in 2006, John was Vice President, Marketing at Lighthouse International in New York City, overseeing the strategic development, budgeting, coordination and implementation of national and international communications and marketing initiatives. In his previous capacity there as Vice President, Products Division, he was solely responsible for organizational restructuring and management of the low-vision professional products and retailing divisions.

Previously, John held a number of positions at Garvan Communications in Hicksville, NY, moving up the corporate ladder from Account Executive to Senior Vice President.

John received a B.A. in political science from SUNY Albany.


Joseph J. Kleiber
Senior Vice President for Chapter Services

As Senior Vice President for Chapter Services, Joe is responsible for activities in three department divisions: a) Chapter Development, including activities and trainings to assist chapters in infrastructure and board development; b) State Public Policy and government relations activities, including advancement of NHF positions in such matters; and c) Education, including consumer/patient education programs such as Steps For Living, Victory For Women, and the National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI).

Joe brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit organizations to the position, most recently with the American Liver Foundation (ALF), where he served for 11 years as National Senior Vice President, Field Operations.  Joe oversaw all activities related to ALF's 25 chapters, including building a chapter network; recruiting staff; fundraising; fiscal management, and program services.  Prior to that, Joe worked at other voluntary healthcare organizations (including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation) in both national and local chapter positions.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Mary Ann Ludwig
Vice President for Development

Mary Ann Blank, VPMary Ann Ludwig is responsible for all fundraising and resource development for the National Hemophilia Foundation. She started her new position in May 2006.

Mary Ann was Director of Development at NHF from 1994-1999. During that time, she was instrumental in the successful launch and implementation of “It’s Time for a Cure,” NHF’s fundraising campaign for medical research to find a cure for bleeding disorders.

Mary Ann is a seasoned development professional with broad experience in all facets of fundraising, from direct mail, special events, corporate and foundation support to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Most recently she was Director of Development at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she managed a portfolio of major gifts prospects for Cardiology and Pediatrics. Previously, she worked at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Lung Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Mary Ann received a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.


Anna Sprovskaya
  Anna Sprovskaya, who joined NHF in 2006, directs all financial and accounting activities. She is responsible for establishing financial procedures and systems to ensure proper fiscal controls.

She previously worked at the Educational Alliance, social and community service organization for more than six years and was responsible for the financial management of Older Adult services division as well as for the numerous governmental programs at Mental Health and Youth services divisions.

She earned her Master in Science degree from Vitebsk Technological University in Belarus (Russia).


Jordana Zeger
Chief Operating Officer
  Jordana has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare-related nonprofit field. She served as vice president and CFO for a residential adolescent treatment agency for more than 12 years where she oversaw finance, accounting, grant management, construction, and human resource and IT services. In her role as CFO she also served as the business administrator for a private special education school. Jordana is the past executive director of the Northwest Early Intervention Collaborative in New Jersey that insured that services, under federal regulation, were provided to children with disabilities in northwest NJ. Jordana received her MBA from Baruch University, NYC, master ’s degree from Western Oregon University and bachelor ’s degree from Florida International University.