George Mark Children's House Welcomes Two New Board Members: Kendall Glynn and Robin Matlock
Each Brings Unique Passion, Expertise to Further Support Organizational Leadership
July 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN LEANDRO, CA, July 22, 2020 -- George Mark Children's House is proud to announce the appointment of Kendall Glynn and Robin Matlock to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to 10. The appointments strengthen an already impressive board as the organization continues to evolve as the center of excellence in pediatric palliative care.
"I am personally delighted to welcome two more very successful, energetic, and devoted professionals to our existing strong Board of Directors," said Linda Ashcraft-Hudak, Chief Executive Officer at George Mark Children's House. "Kendall’s in-depth knowledge and background in health care and pediatrics, coupled with her commitment to the mission of George Mark makes her a perfect fit on our board. Robin’s forte in shaping operational strategy while building partnerships, along with marketing outreach, are qualities’ that we are confident will add great value to our board and organization."
Kendall Glynn: Kendall is a certified genetic counselor who spent the majority of her clinical career in the prenatal and fertility settings. She is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Square Baby, the first-ever meal system that offers 100% daily nutrition for babies. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master of Science in Biophysics and Molecular Genetics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
"I am absolutely thrilled to join the George Mark Children’s House Board of Directors. As a certified genetic counselor, my belief is that every child has a unique life story and should have the opportunity to live a dignified and full life regardless of diagnosis, ability, or life expectancy. George Mark provides a safe space for children and their families to do just that, whether utilizing respite, transitional, or end of life care. During my time on the George Mark board, I hope to contribute to continued advocacy efforts so that our state and federal leadership more readily acknowledges the critical importance of reimbursement for this type of care throughout California and the U.S."
Robin Matlock: Robin is an independent board director and advisor, with a proven track record as a successful marketing executive. In addition to George Mark Children's House, she currently serves on the boards of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) and private companies People.ai, Cohesity and Dremio. She previously spent 11 years with VMware (NYSE: VMW), including seven years as Chief Marketing Officer. Robin has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise software and services sector, creating new markets, optimizing product/market fit, and building modern, scalable go-to-market models to accelerate growth and drive transformation. Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music from Rice University.
"I'm so pleased to join the George Mark Children's House Board of Directors. I have unlimited energy to help children and young families, and George Mark is vital in pioneering a very different approach to end-of-life, pediatric care. Fortunately, disrupting the status quo has been part of my professional DNA for decades, and I look forward to leveraging my 30-plus years of marketing, sales, and business development experience to help George Mark scale it's services and reach even more deserving families." Read Robin's LinkedIn post: The Work that Matters Most
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About George Mark Children’s House
George Mark Children’s House (GMCH), located in San Leandro, is the Center of Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care in the U.S. The organization provides life affirming care for children with illnesses that modern health care cannot yet cure, or for those who have complex medical conditions. George Mark bridges the gap between hospital and home, offering safe, excellent medical care in the comfort and warmth of a home-like setting for patients who do not need the resources of a full children’s hospital. George Mark services, including respite care, transitional care, end of life care, and bereavement support, are all offered at no charge to medically eligible children and their families. As the first freestanding pediatric palliative care house in the U.S., George Mark has served more than one thousand children since opening in 2004. George Mark has been recognized for its excellence in providing all-encompassing care when a family’s need is at its greatest. While the hallmark of care at George Mark is that families never see a bill, it is also the organization’s challenge to raise funds through private donations and foundation grants to provide services. Learn more at www.georgemark.org.
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