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HFA Office Welcomes New Additions to Staff

Washington, D.C. – The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), is pleased to announce four new additions to their staff: Jane Cavanaugh Smith, Matthew Landseadel, Pat Brown, and Richard Pezzillo.

“Despite the difficult economy, HFA continues to grow and build as an organization.聽 I am delighted and pleased to welcome aboard Jane, Matthew, Pat, and Richard to the HFA team,” said Kimberly Haugstad, HFA Executive Director.聽 “Each person brings enthusiasm and professional experience to help support our advocacy, education, and outreach programs that will better serve our community.”

Jane Cavanaugh Smith, Program Coordinator – Smith, a native New Englander, formally served as the Program Director for the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) and has been a strong advocate and leader in the bleeding disorder community for nearly 20 years.聽 Smith will be coordinating HFA’s Dads in Action Program and assisting with other program initiatives. 聽Smith earned her BS in Business and Marketing at Skidmore College and is a mother of a young man with severe hemophilia and inhibitors.聽 She currently resides with her family in Massachusetts.

Matthew Landseadel, Director of Technology Services – Landseadel grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, and before joining HFA, was the IT Department Manager at Web Software, LLC.聽 He earned his BS in Information Systems from Indiana University and an Associate Degree from Purdue University.聽 Landseadel will design, develop, and implement new IT projects to further HFA’s mission and provide technical support to HFA employees. 聽Landseadel and his wife adopted two young boys with severe hemophilia and reside with his four other adopted children in Indiana.

Pat Brown, Office Manager – Brown, a native of the DC area, previously served as the Conference Planner and Office Manager for the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.聽 Brown has nearly 20 years of experience successfully managing and planning large meetings and developing programs and budgets.聽 She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and earned her BS in Business Management at the University of Maryland.聽 Brown will now organize and administer HFA’s daily activities.

Richard Pezzillo, Communications Manager – Pezzillo grew up in North Providence, Rhode Island and prior to joining HFA, was the Deputy Press Secretary for US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.聽 Pezzillo has hemophilia and over 10 years of leadership experience working with the bleeding disorder community.聽 He is the former co-chair of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI), and will now oversee all press operations for HFA.聽 Pezzillo earned his BS at Western Connecticut State University and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Released: February 9, 2012


The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national 501(c) (3) organization consisting of 30 member organizations and numerous individual members who offer assistance and grassroots advocacy on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.聽聽 Incorporated in 1994, the HFA provides programs and services to improve the quality of life for persons with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD).

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