New Chairman Appointed for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has announced the appointment of Vance A. Gibbs as the new chairman of the organization's Board of Trustees, as well as Christopher Collette, Jennifer O'Neill, and Andrew Stern as newly elected Board members. CCFA is currently the largest voluntary non-profit health organization focused on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and the nominations are expected to help support the organization's mission of finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. "Vance Gibbs has been a valued and trusted presence on the Board, and a key contributor to the CCFA's recent record of growth and success," stated the president and CEO of CCFA, Richard J. Geswell, in a press release. "His appointment will help to ensure that our Board has the skills and vision to guide our organization into a future where we can realize the promise of improving the lives of patients and families living with IBD." The new chairman was appointed to the position after many years of serving as general counsel for the CCFA. Gibbs is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller, where he gained more than 25 years of experience in commercial litigation and the healthcare industry. Not only has Gibbs been a member of the CCFA Board for several years, but he also works as a volunteer, with an emphasis on rebuilding the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter after Hurricane Katrina. "There has never been a more exciting time at CCFA than now," said Mr. Gibbs after being appointed to the new position as chairman of CCFA's Board of Trustees. "We are on the cusp of huge breakthroughs and I am privileged to be in this leadership role. I look forward to working with all of our incredible staff and volunteers to achieving a future free from Cr
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