CMTA Staff

Amy J. Gray, Chief Executive Officer

Amy J. Gray

Chief Executive Officer

Amy J. Gray brings to the CMTA more than 17 years of management experience in national voluntary health agencies, combined with a strong understanding of mission-driven organizations. Her experiences working for three major non-profit health care organizations have shaped her expertise in fundraising, staff development, financial and operational management, strategic planning and community engagement.

Gray was most recently the senior vice president of constituent and community relations for the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), responsible for providing the overall leadership, strategy and vision for the foundation’s fundraising efforts, planned giving legacy society and network of chapters. She joined the NPF in 2013 in the role of vice president of chapter relations and community partnerships, providing guidance to its nationwide network of affiliates in organizational, mission, board and fund development activities. In 2014, she led the foundation and its affiliate chapters through a process of unification, integrating the chapters and foundation into one organization.

Before joining the NPF, Gray served in executive roles at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In these roles, she successfully built strong chapters and robust relationships with donors, volunteer leaders, and key stakeholders.

Gray is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and lives in South Florida with her husband and children.

Frank Gaidjunas, Director of Marketing and Communications

Frank Gaidjunas

Director of Marketing and Communications

In his role at the CMTA, Frank is responsible for overseeing the marketing, communications, and public relations strategies and activities of the organization to ensure delivery of the highest quality mission services to the CMT community. He joined the CMTA after 20+ years in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry.

As a person with CMT, Frank is passionate about the work of the CMTA and wants to help deliver our vision of a world without CMT. He has a strong appreciation for the magnitude of the research, community services and fundraising activities that are required to both manage and cure this disease.

Frank graduated from Clemson University with a degree in economics and a concentration in marketing. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children where he likes to swim, bike and take in the local music scene.

Kim Magee, Director of Finance and Administration

Kim Magee

Director of Finance and Administration

Kim handles all donations, financial info requests, mailings, official documents and membership.

Jeana Sweeney, Director of Development

Jeana Sweeney

Director of Development

Jeana Sweeney, a natural relationship builder, is responsible for overseeing the core development activities and fundraising strategies of the organization to ensure delivery of the highest quality mission services to the CMTA community. A dedicated, passionate leader and communicator, Jeana has previously held multiple senior positions at the CMTA and brings to her role over two decades of experience in fundraising and community service. Jeana oversees the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, Walk 4 CMT events and national campaigns.  She works closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.  

Jeana lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. Jeana has a true heart for patients and a relentless drive for a cure. She and her youngest daughter, Rylee, both live with CMT.

Laurel Richardson, Director of Community Outreach

Laurel Richardson

Director of Community Outreach

As Director of Community Outreach, Laurel organizes patient and family engagement events and creates and manages education and community outreach programs. She also oversees the national CMTA branch system and is the co-director of CMTA Camp Footprint. With over 15 years of experience working in communications and marketing, and a lifelong commitment to volunteerism, Laurel brings with her a passion for finding a cure for CMT and a dedication to providing support to those living with CMT.
Laurel graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Laurel enjoys cooking, traveling, playing tennis, walking her dog and spending time with friends and family.

 

Andi Cosby, National Events Manager

Andi Cosby

National Events Manager

Andi Cosby has joined the CMTA to spearhead the Walk 4 CMT, as well as build out additional fundraising events. Andi has more than 15 years of management experience in national voluntary health agencies both on the local and national levels.

Before coming to the CMTA, Andi served in leadership roles at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cosby is a graduate of Truman State University in Missouri and lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Leslie Nagel, Marketing Coordinator

Leslie Nagel

Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator, Leslie manages the planning, execution, maintenance and performance of the CMTA’s digital presence as well as other marketing and communication platforms.

With a background in digital marketing, writing and relationship-building, Leslie is passionate about making the CMTA’s voice strong through effective communication, analytical problem-solving and teamwork. As someone with a close relationship to CMT, Leslie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work for this cause and community that are close to her heart.

Leslie lives in Michigan and enjoys biking, reading and throwing dinner parties.