InMotion Welcomes Nancy McCann as Chief Advancement Officer!

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAVLAAAAJDE5NzExM2JiLWY3YjUtNDUxZC05MjVhLWE4NmRiMjNmY2E0NwInMotion is proud to announce that Nancy McCann has joined its administrative team as its Chief Advancement Officer, responsible for fundraising and marketing communications.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Nancy to InMotion so that she can help us insure our sustainability as we work to help meet the wellness needs of people with Parkinson’s and movement disorders,” said Judy Peters, InMotion co-chair of its development committee. “All of our services are offered free to the community, and in the past year we’ve seen tremendous need, tremendous growth, and evidence that every day we’re improving the lives of those managing PD.”

McCann recently served as the Chief Development Officer for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, managing its advancement team and developing its strategic fundraising plan. ...

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