"Building the Road to a Cure"

Board of Directors & Officers

Meet our talented and passionate team, driven and focused on moving forward the mission to drive research and raise awareness around HNRNPH2 genetic mutations.

 

TRISH FLANAGAN - PRESIDENT & BOARD DIRECTOR

Trish Flanagan YBRP President

Trish is a passionate co-founding member of the Board of the Directors for The Yellow Brick Road Project and mom to Morgan, touched by an HNRNPH2 mutation.  A seasoned Early Childhood Educator, she earned her Bachelors Degree of Science from Penn State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with an Early Childhood focus. Her first role working with children was within the Child Life Program at Westchester Medical Center in NY providing play experiences to children as well as offering psychosocial support to their families.  She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle and resides and teaches in the suburbs of New York.

  

HAIM FARKASH - VICE PRESIDENT & BOARD DIRECTOR

Haim Farkash YBRP Vice PresidentHaim Farkash, father to Yaeli, is a co-founder of the Project and is tenacious in finding ways to intervene on what is happening to those diagnosed with HNRNPH2 mutations.  He is the Chief Operating Officer in the MT Trading Group, a global consortium specializing in international procurement, marketing, and distribution of merchandise in developing countries in Africa and Asia.  Haim has extensive experience in the structuring of cross-border transactions and supply chain of goods with a focus on maritime law and international direct and indirect tax considerations.  Prior to joining MT Trading Group, Haim was an associate in the commercial litigation group of one of the leading law firms in Israel. Haim was admitted to the Israeli Bar and a graduate of Bar-Ilan University, earning his LLB with concentrations in Law and Economics.

 

 

PAULA TYSON – SECRETARY, TREASURER & BOARD DIRECTOR  

Paula Tyson YBRP Secretary & Treasurer

Paula Cole Tyson is a dedicated co-founding member of the Project and devoted mother to Lillie, a beautiful little girl impacted by an HNRNPH2 genetic variation. She is currently a Compensation Consultant and Analyst at ChaseCompGroup.  Before joining the firm in 2011, she worked independently for consulting and other service firms, assisting in client relations, account management, and accounting functions.  Prior to her independent work, she worked for a private company for six years in personnel management and client relations and began her career as an analyst and consultant for Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson) in the areas of human resources and organization effectiveness.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

 

ROBERT GLENN – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS & BOARD DIRECTOR

 

Robert Glenn YBRP Director of Marketing & Communications

Robert "Bobby" Glenn is devoted father to Rose and member of the board of directors. He studied Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, but ultimately found his passion working in various roles in business development and marketing in the tech industry. Robert was first introduced to HNRNPH2 when his daughter, Rosie, was diagnosed in 2019. He's watched his determined daughter work hard for every little achievement, and is so proud of her accomplishments. As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Robert is committed to leveraging his experience for raising awareness for HNRNPH2, along with other orphan diseases. His goal is to raise funds in order to further develop research into this new genetic mutation.

 

STACY PADDON – INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR & BOARD DIRECTOR

Stacy Paddon YBRP International Outreach Coordinator

Stacy Paddon is determined to help her daughter Cady and all those affected by HNRNPH2 mutations to live the best lives they can. She currently works for the Business Intelligence team at Christie's auction house in London, having previously spent time in the company's Human Resources office where she managed European recruitment. She has previously held management positions at the National Trust, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee and ING Insurance. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University with Combined Honours in Political Science and is a Chartered Insurance Professional.