Welcome Mark Quinlan

A Note from the Board President

Dear FAmilies, scientific community, volunteers, friends and donors,
Please allow me to introduce our new Executive Director, Mark Quinlan. We are excited to bring Mark on board to lead the Fund into the future. Mark comes to FARF with years of nonprofit and Executive Director experience. Most currently, he served as Program Director at the University of Oregon School of Law. This is following six years as the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in Bend, Ore., and 11 years as a Program Manager for the High Desert Education Service District in Redmond, Ore. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social and Behavioral Science and a Master in Public Administration. He participated in the Strategic Perspectives of Nonprofit Management executive learning program at Harvard Business School in 2012 and last year, he completed the Foundations of Collaborative Governance program at Portland State University. Most recently, he participated in the University of Oregon’s Financial Stewardship Institute course.

Please join me and the rest of the Board of Directors in welcoming Mark to the FA community. We all look forward to his contributions and insights as FARF continues to advance its mission.

Kevin McQueen
Board of Directors, President

I am thrilled to join this dedicated group as the Fund’s Executive Director. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to carry on the incredible work that you have all achieved over the last 28 years. What attracted me to the organization was its focused approach to identifying high-quality and meaningful research, and the way FARF puts donor funds to work where they have the greatest impact on families affected by Fanconi anemia. I look forward to building new partnerships, developing innovative programs, and fostering positive relationships within the FA community to advance the Fund’s mission.

I am excited about what the future holds for the FA community. Together, we are going to build on the incredible successes achieved over the years and expand our impact. We are going to empower researchers and doctors to continue to make game-changing breakthroughs. We are going to grow our support services to families affected by FA worldwide. As a united community, we will work to achieve our mission of finding better treatments and a cure for FA.

I look forward to meeting you at Family Camp, the Scientific Symposium, or one of the many great fundraisers for our cause! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me any time at 541.687.4658 or

Thanks for your support and for all you do,
Mark Quinlan

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