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Become a part of a team of compassionate and driven individuals who share a common goal: to advocate for better outcomes for brain tumor survivors.

Make a Lasting Impact on the Lives of Patients and Families

Joining the Board of Directors of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to advocate for those facing the medical and cognitive challenges of hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumors while championing a brighter, healthier future.

RAWF is a dynamic patient advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals battling rare brain tumors and lifelong challenges from the tumors and/or treatments. By becoming a board member, you’ll be part of a team of compassionate and driven individuals who share a common goal: to make a positive difference in the world of healthcare and brain research.

Why Join Us?

Becoming a board member of a growing organization is a rewarding opportunity. Here are some reasons to consider joining:

  1. Empower Patient-Centric Advocacy: At the heart of our mission lies the unwavering commitment to patient-centric advocacy. As a board member, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping policies, programs, and initiatives that prioritize the needs, rights, and dignity of patients. Your voice will help guide us in providing a strong support system for patients, ensuring they receive the best care possible.
  2. Make a Tangible Impact: Joining our Board of Directors offers the opportunity to transform lives on a tangible level. From championing research projects to spearheading awareness campaigns, you’ll actively contribute to life-changing endeavors that positively influence the medical landscape.
  3. Foster Innovation: The Raymond A. Wood Foundation believes in driving innovation in patient care. As a board member, you’ll collaborate with experts, researchers, and industry leaders, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Together, we’ll explore groundbreaking solutions that could shape the future of healthcare.
  4. Build a Supportive Network: When you join our Board, you become part of a supportive and like-minded community that shares your passion for patient advocacy. Connect with fellow board members, all of whom bring diverse backgrounds and expertise, and together, we’ll create a network of unwavering support and camaraderie.
  5. Personal Growth and Development: Being part of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation’s Board of Directors is not just about giving back; it’s also about personal growth. As a board member, you’ll enhance your leadership skills, gain valuable insights into the healthcare sector, and forge connections that can influence your professional journey positively.

Join the Raymond A. Wood Foundation’s Board of Directors today and become a beacon of hope for patients and families. Together, let’s drive change, raise awareness, and empower lives in the realm of brain tumor patient advocacy. Your dedication and passion can be the catalyst for a brighter, healthier future for all. Take the first step towards making a difference – consider joining our exceptional team today!

Qualities of a Member of the RAWF Board of Directors

  1. Integrity and Ethics: Board members must demonstrate high ethical standards and act in the best interests of the organization and its stakeholders.
  2. Commitment: They should be dedicated and committed to fulfilling their responsibilities and investing time and effort in board-related activities.
  3. Expertise and Knowledge: Board members should bring relevant expertise, skills, and knowledge that align with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
  4. Strategic Vision: They should have a forward-looking perspective and be able to contribute to the development of long-term strategies for the organization.
  5. Financial Literacy: Understanding financial statements, budgets, and financial planning is crucial for effective decision-making.
  6. Problem-Solving Abilities: Board members should be adept at analyzing complex issues and providing thoughtful solutions.
  7. Team Player: They should work well with other board members and be willing to collaborate and compromise when needed.
  8. Communication Skills: Strong communication skills are essential for expressing ideas clearly and actively participating in discussions.
  9. Leadership: Board members should lead by example and be willing to take on leadership roles within the board when necessary.
  10. Independence: Maintaining independence from management ensures objective decision-making and oversight.
  11. Diversity and Inclusivity: Having a diverse board with members from different backgrounds and perspectives can lead to better decision-making and representation.
  12. Advocacy and Fundraising: Board members may be expected to advocate for the organization and actively participate in fundraising efforts.
  13. Understanding of Legal and Regulatory Requirements: Being aware of the legal and regulatory obligations of the organization is important for compliance and risk management.
  14. Adaptability: The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and environments is essential, especially in dynamic and uncertain situations.
  15. Passion for the Mission: Board members who are genuinely passionate about the organization’s mission are likely to be more engaged and motivated to make a difference.

Application to Join RAWF Board of Directors

Please fill out this form and send a copy of your resume to By submitting this application, you are verifying that all information provided is true.


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