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New Trustee Appointed

June 13, 2016

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust is pleased to announce that Brad Zelinger has been elected as a member of its Board of Trustees. Brad has been a strong and steadfast advocate and fundraiser for Rett research and RSRT. His adult sister, Marissa, suffers from Rett Syndrome. In 2015 Brad created and launched, along with his and Marissa’s parents, Reverse Rett Chicago, a highly successful annual event that has raised critical funds for the research and increased Rett Syndrome awareness in Chicago.

“I’m thrilled that Brad has joined us as a Trustee. He brings tremendous energy to helping us expand the resources that make it possible to advance the research. Brad is driven by his commitment to change not only his sister’s life but the lives of all who struggle with Rett and related disorders. It’s also great to have the perspective of a sibling on our board, as well as a representative of the young generation of leaders for our cause.”
- Monica Coenraads

The Zelinger Family | Reverse Rett Chicago '16

“I am honored to join the RSRT Board, a group that shares my passion to support progress in Rett research. I owe a big thanks to Monica and the other Board members for the opportunity to elevate my commitment to this cause I care so deeply about. With the promising science at hand, I cannot afford to stand idle. Although Marissa’s speech is trapped inside, I know she would do the same for me.” - Brad Zelinger

Brad began his career in New York in investment banking at Moelis & Company and is currently in Chicago working in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners. He graduated with high distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and matriculates to Harvard Business School in August to pursue an MBA. We enthusiastically welcome Brad as the newest member of RSRT’s Board of Trustees.