Susan Lewis Retires: Tanya Collin-Histed to take over

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Susan Lewis Retires from her Work for Gauchers Disease after 14 years

Susan Lewis retires as Executive Director of the Gauchers Association on her 60th birthday. Her retirement letter is given on page nine. Tanya Collin-Histed, who is already a Trustee and Executive member, will take over her post. Tanya is well known for her work for children with neuronopathic Gaucher diseasel.

Susan Lewis, who helped found the Gauchers Association in 1991, will retire from her work for the Gauchers Association in July,' writes Jeremy Manuel OBE. 'Susan has been at the forefront of every great achievement in the advancement of Gauchers patients in the last 14 years. Driven by her compassion, commitment and sheer hard work, Susan has ensured that the voice of those with Gaucher disease has been heard by all clinicians, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and gover-nment bodies involved with the disease. No cry for help (and there have been many) has gone unanswered; Susan would not rest until a solution was found.

'She has worked on a voluntary basis, principled and determined, achieving impressive results. Through her energies, she has improved the lives of countless Gauchers families.

'Having given her all, she deserves her well earned retirement. I will miss (as will many others) her leadership, wisdom and guidance and on behalf of all, I wish her and David good health and happiness in the future.

'We are fortunate that Tanya Collin-Histed has agreed to take over as Executive Director. Tanya has been deeply involved with neuronopathic Gaucher disease for several years and proven to be an excellent leader in this field where she is greatly admired.

'Her experience as a Trustee and executive member of the Association has put her in a unique position to take on Susan's role. She has expressed a strong interest in con-tinuing to help Type 1 patients in both the UK and abroad. She is already known by all the members of the European Gaucher Alliance. For the past two years Tanya has managed the Niemann Pick Disease Group (UK). 'I wish her success in her new job.'

Susan's letter to her friends and colleagues is here.

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Susan Lewis Retires from her Work for Gauchers Disease after 14 years

Source: Gauchers News May 2005.
Copyright © Gauchers Association 2005.