After 8 years of leadership, Carl Harrington, Chair of the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Board of Trustees, will be stepping down from his position. The IWMF is excited to announce that Peter DeNardis will serve as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees beginning December 1st, 2020.
“It’s been a labor of love and my privilege to serve for ten years on the IWMF Board and eight years as President/CEO/Board Chair of the IWMF. And now with complete confidence, I am passing the leadership baton to Newton Guerin, President & CEO, and Peter DeNardis, Board Chair. I know these two extraordinary individuals are exactly the right leaders to help us achieve our vision of a World without WM.” – Carl Harrington
“When first diagnosed in 2003, I immediately turned to the internet to find out about my rare cancer with the strange name. Fortunately, it didn’t take long to find the IWMF, and the resource it provides for WM patients and caregivers. With each relapse and unusual health issue, the IWMF community has been there for me and my family to guide us and provide comfort and support. Like many others around the world, we’ve been able to take advantage of the ever-expanding services and information provided under the guidance of the IWMF Board Chairs, Board members, and staff. I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the IWMF and carry the torch to light the way for other WMers facing life with WM. It’s been a great adventure over the years, getting to know WMers and making Waldenfriends around the world, working with fellow Board members, and working with the amazing more recent Board Chairs, Judith May and Carl Harrington. I look forward to working with IWMF President Newton Guerin, my fellow Board members, and the IWMF office staff (and reaching out to Carl Harrington from time to time for some sage words of advice). With their help and guidance, I know I’m well positioned to continue the progress that Arnie, Ben, Judith, and Carl set forth to achieve the vision of a “World Without WM”. While Carl did raise the bar very high for me, I join the IWMF community in thanking him for having done that. Best of health to all.” – Peter DeNardis