Cerebral Palsy Research - USA

Council of Governors

Meet our honorary governors who assist Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation with our fundraising initiatives.

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William B. Richards

Co-Chair of Council of Governors

Bill Richards is Managing Partner of WBR Advisors LLC following a long career on Wall Street where Mr. Richards began his involvement in Hedge Funds in Mr. Richards sits on several boards, including the Jamestown Foundation in Washington D.C, the Episcopal Academy Trustees and the All Hallows School Foundation.

Mr. Richards has a B.A. in History and Economics from Denison University in Granville Ohio. He was also a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant in Vietnam and was awarded The Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Device for Valor in Vietnam.

He has had a long and deep involvement in the world of cerebral palsy both as a parent of a child with disabilities as well as his previous board and other roles with disability organizations


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William Bartlett

Co-Chair of Council of Governors

Mr. Bartlett is a Director of Suncorp Metway, Reinsurance Group of America Inc, Reinsurance Group of Australia Limited, GWA International Limited and Abacus Property Group.

Mr. Bartlett has had 35 years of experience in the accounting field and was a partner of Ernst & Young in Australia for 23 years, retiring in 2003.

He has extensive experience in the actuarial, insurance and financial services sectors. Bill Bartlett holds an honorary position on the Boards of the Abacus Property Trust and is a past Director of the Bradman Foundation, the Bradman Museum and the St James Ethics Centre.

Mr. Bartlett feels, “we are in the midst of an exciting age of discovery in cerebral palsy research” and he believes our research can impact children, adults and families with cerebral palsy across the world.


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Juliette Cottrill

Juliette Cottrill is a Managing Director of Investor Relations and Business Development at Hudson Bay. Prior to joining Hudson Bay in 2009, she worked with the founder of FrontPoint Partners in building a new investment management firm, Duff Capital Advisors, where she Co-Headed the Client Advisory Group. Juliette graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a Master’s degree in Political Science.

As the mother of a child born with cerebral palsy, Juliette understands and appreciates the importance of research and the incredible difference it will make across the globe.


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Henry Tajer

Henry Tajer is currently Global Chief Executive Officer of IPG Mediabrands and Executive Chairman of IPG Mediabrands Australia and leads growth initiatives across the broader IPG Mediabrands global network. He also sits on a number of external boards that focus on charity and youth development.

Growing up with a childhood friend with cerebral palsy inspired Henry to become involved with Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s CBD Golf Escape! Committee  in Australia – a group of leaders from Sydney’s business community who oversee an annual fundraising event that has raised more than $10.5 million to support children and adults with cerebral palsy.


Elliot Levine

Elliot Levine

Mr. Levine is an account with has over 35 years of experience in the industry and is co-founder of New York-based firm, Levine & Seltzer. Elliot has particular expertise in the media and publishing industries and in the real estate arena, having written articles for various publications and having spoken at a number of seminars.

In addition to the firm’s client base, he is frequently hired as a consultant by members of the publishing, media, real estate, private equity and investment banking communities to render assistance in structuring accounting and tax related aspects of acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Levine is excited by the promise of cerebral palsy research and believes the cause deserves the support many other conditions have elicited to achieve the breakthroughs needed.


Patricia Meier

Patricia Meier

Pat Meier is currently Managing Director of WSBAdvisors, the advisory business of Washington Speakers Bureau. In her former position, Pat served six years as the CEO for the US business of WOBI.

Prior to her work at WOBI, Pat held several senior positions in the Financial Services industry, including CFO at AdvisorTech in San Francisco, a company designed to bring financial advisor technology to the international community. Pat also spent over 20 years at Chemical Bank, responsible for the International Private Client business. Pat has been a loyal supporter of advancing treatments and therapy for cerebral palsy for many years.


Lizette Dunay

Lizette Dunay

Lizette is co-founder of Cure CP, an Atlanta-based organization dedicated to raising money for the treatment, prevention and a cure for cerebral palsy. She is a graduate of University of Florida where she got her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish. For the past twelve years Lizette has worked in the medical and biologics field in a sales and business development capacity, focusing more recently on regenerative medicine.

Her belief in the science of regenerative medicine coupled with a desire to make life easier for her son and others with cerebral palsy is what drove her to start Cure CP.