Mary Anne King, Executive Director
Mary Anne King joined the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation in 2014 and has more than ten years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience. Before LCBF, Mary Anne successfully led the development efforts for Kid One Transport and AIDS Alabama, where she began her nonprofit career in 2007. She feels inspired by the many volunteers, patients, donors, and advocates she meets who make the foundation's work possible.
Mary Anne is a double graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in 2003 and a Master of Public Administration in 2010. She enjoys spending time with her family (husband - Brandon, daughter - Olivia, son - Max, and two dogs - Zoe and Comet), supporting the UAB Blazers, and volunteering for her favorite causes, including the Junior League of Birmingham. She can be contacted by email at MA.King AT ThinkofLaura.org.
Lindsay Giadrosich, Special Events & Awareness Coordinator
Lindsay Giadrosich joined the organization in February 2015 with more than ten years of nonprofit development consulting and campaign management experience. Lindsay feels privileged to be an advocate to increase awareness of GYN cancer to all women, but especially to provide support and encouragement for those currently fighting the daily battle of GYN cancer. She is grateful for the opportunity to educate the community about LCBF and the impact of its mission.
Lindsay is a graduate of Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2001. She is married to her husband, Jeremy with one daughter, Kaleigh. She enjoys the outdoors, running, triathlons, and her many pets. She is also a certified yoga instructor.
Barrett Ford, Development & Administrative Assistant
Barrett joined the foundation in February 2016. She came in just fresh off of starting and co-founding another local non-profit. She is passionate about helping those in the community and has enjoyed getting to know everyone else who is so passionate about this cause and mission.
Barrett is a graduate of The University of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Science in 2006. She is a mom to her two daughters, Cadence and Sloan. She enjoys spending time with her girls, hiking, and going to church.
Tamela Hughes, Program Manager
Meet Tamela Hughes, our newest team member, who joined the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation as Program Manager in June of 2018. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from UAB in Community Health and Human Services, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and is one year away from her Master's Degree in Counseling. Tamela has gained valuable experience in the nonprofit sector through various internships, and she felt called to apply for this position because of her seven years’ experience working on UAB’s Gynecology Oncology and Benign Gynecology Unit.
When not working or going to school, she is a mom to 10-year old son Kyron, and she enjoys traveling and making memories with friends and family. We are so excited to have Tamela on board to help us grow our GYN cancer awareness and patient support efforts!