Andrés Lessing has joined the Board of Directors of Neurofibromatosis Northeast.
Andrés was 9 months old when he was diagnosed with NF1. His NF was the result of a spontaneous mutation. Andrés and his family have been active within our community for many years, and one of his most critical contributions to NF Northeast was to develop our first website. Along with his father he helped organize Friends Ride for NF, a bike ride on Cape Cod – which not only raised money and awareness for neurofibromatosis, but also provided the framework for the hugely successful Coast to the Cure Ride for NF. Recognizing the critical importance of federally funded NF research, Andrés has been a Consumer Reviewer for the Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) which is part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).
Andrés works for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as a Technical Business and Compliance Manager and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Boston College. Andrés and his wife are the parents of twins and they enjoy being involved in their children’s activities. They are also committed to their local community where Andrés was recently elected a Town Meeting Member.