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Rich Cook joins the Davis Phinney Foundation as director of development

Published June 25, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rich Cook, the former development director for IMBA, has joined the Davis Phinney Foundation as its new director of development.

Founded by retired pro cyclist Davis Phinney, the foundation provides essential information, practical tools and inspiration to help people living with Parkinson's live well today.

"We're thrilled to have Rich join the team at the Davis Phinney Foundation. Not only does he have an extensive background in the cycling and outdoor sports world from his time with IMBA, but he brings great perspectives as executive director of a therapeutic recreation, experiential education and adaptive sports center," said Polly Dawkins, the executive director of the foundation.

"His experience in all facets of business development, including developing strategic partnerships with foundations, individuals and businesses, will help to advance our programs and research, serving the millions of people affected by Parkinson's in the U.S. and around the world."

In his new role, Cook will lead the foundation's development team in individual, corporate, foundation and event engagement to advance its mission driven programs, research and impact.

Cook said, "This is an amazing community doing important work and one I'm honored to represent. The Foundation's connection to the cycling world is strong and doing such good work in the Parkinson's community. The success stories and research outcomes are compelling, and we're seeing great therapeutic benefits from smart nutrition and regular exercise, especially cycling and increasingly e-bikes, which is extending people's ability to continue staying physically and socially active. I look forward to conversations with those in the cycling community interested in the Foundation's work."

Over his career, Cook has worked for IMBA, Camber Outdoors, Outward Bound Schools and the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits, People

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