Edge Announces New Executive Director 02.10.10

Edge Foundation Announces
New Executive Director

Seattle, WA – February 10, 2010 – The Edge Foundation, a non-profit foundation that assists high school and college students with AD/HD, today announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Robert M. Tudisco, a special education and disability attorney and advocate and former member of Edge’s Board of Directors. Tudisco brings 20 years of legal and business experience, along with more than 10 years of experience in non profit management and disability advocacy, to the organization.

Robert M. Tudisco is a practicing attorney, writer and an adult diagnosed with AD/HD. He is a former member of the national Board of Directors of Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD) and the former Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1989, and began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, New York. He has been a criminal defense attorney for over 15 years and redirected his practice shortly after his diagnosis with AD/HD to represent children and adults with special needs. Tudisco is a current member and the former chair of CHADD’s Public Policy Committee and also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of CHADD’s Attention Magazine, where he is a regular contributor. He is also the legal expert columnist for ADDitude Magazine.

“I am thrilled to announce that Rob Tudisco has accepted the position of Executive Director to help us move the organization forward,” said Neil Peterson, Edge’s CEO and founder. “He is a tireless advocate, is well respected in the field, and has the corporate experience to help the Foundation get to the next stage in its growth.” The Edge Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to provide every child, adolescent and young adult with AD/HD and its co-occurring conditions to fully realize their own potential, personal vision and passion through personal coaching.

Recognizing the excellent work and dedication of his predecessor, Sarah Wright, Tudisco is very excited about his new role at Edge and building on the solid foundation she put together. He has been involved with Edge both directly and indirectly since its inception, and over the last year as a member of the Board of Directors. As an adult with AD/HD, Tudisco was undiagnosed as a student. He brings an insider’s perspective to the struggles that these students face.

“I strongly believe in the mission of the organization to provide specialized coaching for high school and college students with AD/HD and co-occurring conditions,” Tudisco said.
“This is a particularly high-risk, yet high-potential population that needs the structure and support that Edge coaches are trained to provide. I am confident that Edge Coaches can not only help students survive in college, but more importantly, it will help them thrive there.”

For more information, please check the website www.edgefoundation.org, or contact Robert Tudisco directly at rtudisco@edgefoundation.org, or at 888-718-8886, or mobile 914-924-7597.

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