The EHE Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director, Tammy Silverthorne

The EHE Foundation is pleased to announce that Tammy Silverthorne has been selected as Executive Director.

With significant consideration given to the leadership skills, experience, and non-profit expertise needed to successfully guide the Foundation in its next phase of growth, the Board of Directors has selected Tammy Silverthorne to serve in this important leadership role. Tammy has dedicated many years to the growth and development of Chordoma Foundation, establishing her as an active and innovative non-profit leader. Chordoma is a rare sarcoma and shares many challenges faced by people diagnosed with EHE. Tammy’s personal experiences dealing with the uncertainty and challenges of a rare disease coupled with her professional experience in growing and leading a rare cancer organization make her uniquely qualified to lead The EHE Foundation at this pivotal moment in its history.

“We are very excited to have Tammy,” said Jenni Kovach, The EHE Foundation President. “Her strong leadership abilities, passion, and experience in the rare cancer community are a perfect match in helping us work toward our vision: to live in a world where Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is easily diagnosed and treatable. We are confident that under her leadership the Foundation’s success and impact in achieving its mission will continue to flourish.”

With over twenty-five years of experience in the leadership and growth of small organizations, Tammy is distinctively qualified to guide The EHE Foundation as it continues to build on a strong track record of successes. Her extensive experience particularly in the context of growing an organization from a small, volunteer-led operation to a well-regarded leader in its field, provides the skills and insight the Foundation needs as it looks to build long-term sustainability. Her experience will help us build the growing collaboration between EHE patients, clinicians, and researchers.

“The EHE Foundation has shown impressive growth in a short period of time, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team. I am excited to combine my passions for growing small organizations and improving healthcare options for those with rare diagnoses with the momentum in the tight-knit EHE community to advance progress in treatment options and support for those touched by EHE,” stated Tammy.

Tammy is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Duke University. She enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, attending sporting events and concerts with friends and family, reading, and one day hopes to train a therapy dog.

Please join us in welcoming Tammy to our Foundation team and EHE community.

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