We are pleased to announce that Scot Hulshizer, Celia King, and Diane Powell have recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hypersomnia Foundation.
In addition to bringing unique strengths as the organization thrives and grows in both scope and depth, each new Board member has a loved one with hypersomnia. Over the coming months, we will be introducing you to Scot, Celia, and Diane. The Board is grateful to Jennifer Beard for her service in helping to launch the organization and is truly appreciative of her dedication and hard work on behalf of people everywhere with hypersomnia. The entire Board of Directors wishes Jennifer well in her future endeavors.
Scot Hulshizer joined the Hypersomnia Foundation’s Board of Directors as the Chief Financial Officer on August 19, 2015. Scot has held leadership roles at large companies as well as having been an investor and executive in several small businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors across the real estate, automotive, technology, and hospitality industries. He currently serves as the Director of Corporate Development for ADT at their corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to his professional endeavors, Scot serves as the Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Palm Beach chapter of Mensa and was formerly Chair of the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity in Texas. He earned his MBA from Kennesaw State University in 2007, while serving as Director of National Sales Operations for AT&T.
Scot first learned of hypersomnia as his wife, Danielle, struggled with a sleep disorder that disrupted her personal and professional life despite the best efforts of multiple neurologists and sleep specialists. She was one of the first patients to be diagnosed with this poorly understood condition by Dr. David Rye at Emory. Scot and Danielle have since provided support and encouragement for other individuals and families impacted by hypersomnia and were featured on the CNN show Vital Signs in 2015. By the way, in case you missed this show, you can watch it now. Just follow the link on our website at http://www.cnn.com/videos/intl_tv-shows/2015/04/15/spc-vital-signs-sleep-disorders-b.cnn.