The LAM Foundation Announces Interim Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The LAM Foundation, I am thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, Ed.D, as the organization’s Interim Executive Director, effective today.

Dr. Gentile, an Associate with Interim Executive Solutions, brings her wealth of experience in transitional leadership and nonprofit management. With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Gentile has held the position of CEO within various 501(c)3 organizations. Further, she has served in academic leadership roles, progressing from Associate Dean to Dean, and ultimately College President at two distinct higher education institutions.

Dr. Gentile is a highly effective transitional leader who excels in fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders. She takes pride in advocating for those facing adversity and holds a deep appreciation for the mission of nonprofit organizations. Dr. Gentile possesses a strong foundation in strategic planning, resource development, and philanthropy. Her expertise extends beyond establishing the institutional framework necessary for long-term organizational viability; she is also skilled in maintaining and nurturing the vital personal connections that sustain an organization and its mission. Dr. Gentile’s approach revolves around building trust and offering clear direction to empower nonprofits to achieve their fullest potential.

In her role as Interim Executive Director, Dr. Gentile will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, providing support to our staff and board, and ensuring our programs and operations are sound and sustainable. She will also help us identify actions that can further the achievement of our mission and ensure our organization meets the needs of patients, scientists, clinicians, families, and the broader LAM community. Her expert recommendations and ensuing strategic planning efforts will be instrumental in shaping the Foundation’s direction for the next ten years.

I’m confident that Dr. Gentile’s experience, skills, and passion will help us further our mission to seek safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Thank you,


Chuck Wehland
Chair, Board of Directors

The LAM Foundation
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