George Stone currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee and as the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation’s representative. George lives in Shenandoah Valley, VA with his wife Cyndi and their two Maine Coon cats. He has severe hemophilia A. George had a successful career with the U.S. Department of the Interior agencies in leading environmental programs. He also undertook special assignments after the tragic events of 9|11. He retired from government service in 2009 and consulted for several years afterward. George has an interest in photography, especially travel photography. He also holds a ham radio license. He has a keen interest in helping develop and expand HFA’s Blood Brotherhood program and hope his life experiences as a Blood Brother can assist the Board in many ways.
What drives you to serve on the HFA Board?
I was honored to have been asked to represent the Virginia Hemophilia Federation to serve as its representative to the HFA board. I look forward to fulfilling that role and providing whatever knowledge and assistance that I can as a 67 year old patient with severe hemophilia A.
What do you do to truly relax?
Up until COVID, my wife, Cyndi, and I were enjoying travel in our retirement both in the US and overseas. We hope to resume that once this crisis ends. I have an interest in photography. Our two cats keep us busy with that.
Is there something unique that most people don’t know about you?
I retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior after 30 years, spending much of my career in environmental programs having to do with mining. This is rather unusual for a kid from Connecticut!