Raluca joined The Protein Society in April 2016 as Executive Director. She has more than 10 years of leadership experience with responsibility for fundraising, finance and operations, as well as extensive experience managing strategic planning and organizational development. Prior to joining The Protein Society, Raluca was Executive Director of Horizons and Green Farms Academy for 5 years, served as Director of Pre-Engineering at NACME, and was also a Teach For America corps member in Camden, New Jersey. She holds an MPA degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Director of Communications & Events
Charney is an experienced non-profit professional who has been with The Protein Society since 2012. In her current role as Director of Communication and Events, she oversees and implements all aspects of the Annual Symposium and the organization's communication strategy. Charney is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration. She lives in New Jersey with her loving and supporting husband and their precious pup Zoë.
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Shannan joined The Protein Society in July 2016 as Administrative Coordinator. She comes to the organization with 24 years of experience, more than 12 of those in the non-profit sector. Shannan supports the organization in an administrative capacity, with an emphasis in writing and editing, as well as graphic layout and design. Shannan provides membership support as well as support for the Annual Symposium and Awards Nominations. Recently she redesigned and helped launch the new website for the Society. Shannan lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her husband Tom and their 9-year-old triplets Gavin, Simon and Scarlett.
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