Please join us in welcoming Conor Lynch to the MDF team! Conor is our new Program Associate assisting with program support, fund development support, day-to-day operations and IT.
Conor, who is a New York native, attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and has studied International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Washington. In addition to his technical and professional skills, Conor brings a wealth of insight and personal commitment to MDF, given that he has multiple family members who are living with DM.
“Every one of my mother’s siblings has been diagnosed with DM, except for her. I also have two teenage cousins living with the disease," Conor says. “Working at MDF has shed a lot of light on the path their lives may take and it’s helped me put in perspective what’s important and what we can do to help them manage the disease over the long term.”
Since starting at MDF in summer of 2013, Conor says he has learned something new every day. Most eye opening, he says, was the far-reaching nature of the disease. “I never really thought beyond my own family but now I realize how many other families are in the same boat as we are.”
He adds that he has been particularly impressed with the devotion of all those he’s met and worked with thus far, from the staff, board and consultants to all the people he met at the annual conference. “Everyone is so devoted to making a difference, and I am lucky to be part of that.”