Caterri Woodrum

Caterri Woodrum

What motivates you in your work at the AE Alliance?

“My role with the Alliance is a labor of love – a genuine compassion for the people who suffer from this horrible disease. Immune dysfunction is so frightening. We often take for granted that our bodies will function as designed, and our immune system will protect us from infection and disease. For the AE patient, these expectations are upended. AE presents difficult challenges for those who encounter it. My aspiration is that through the work we do at the Alliance, we can bring hope, support, and healing to our patient community.”

 

Caterri is the Chief Executive Officer of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc., in Durham, NC. Caterri previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. and the Chief Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Caterri began her career with Price Waterhouse and was subsequently recruited by GlaxoSmithKline, holding several senior management positions. She is a board-certified health and wellness coach through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Caterri volunteers on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits: Voices Together, in Chapel Hill, NC, US Modernist Houses in Durham, NC, Hirsch Wellness Network in Greensboro, NC, and the Orange County Arts Alliance in Hillsborough, NC. An avid gardener and advocate for the protection of pollinators, Caterri lives in Orange County on several acres outside of Hillsborough, NC.

Kimberley de Haseth

Kimberley de Haseth

What motivates you in your work at the AE Alliance?

“My work with patients and their caregivers, has opened my eyes as to what they have to endure, not only fighting this rare and devasting disease, but all that comes with it. My goal is to support them in their journey, through our programming and to raise awareness for autoimmune encephalitis, as still so many go undiagnosed.”

 

Kimberley is the Program Director at the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, where she works to support the AE community through programming and raising awareness for this devasting disease. A Dutch native, who moved to the United States in 2014 with her family, Kimberley started her career in research, following her Immunology Bachelors. After four years in research, she moved to Novo Nordisk, working in pharmaceutical sales. Subsequently, she held various marketing positions at Dutch start-up organizations. Her passion for children led to the creation of her successful small business Bright Lights Kids, organizing educational events and services to enhance student achievement. Kimberley is also the author of the children’s book Max & Mila! A book filled with exciting adventures and fun activities for all. In her free time, Kimberley serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, giving a voice to children in court. She loves spending time with her family and dog, runs marathons, and has a special interest in psychology.