Raluca Cadar

Executive Director

Raluca joined The Protein Society in April 2016 as Executive Director. She has more than 15 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 at 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 Master's degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University. 

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Shannan Cunniffe

Communications Manager/Administrative Coordinator

Shannan was recently promoted to Communications Manager/Admin Coordinator, taking responsibility for all communications-related Society issues. She applies her experience in graphic layout and design when drafting communications and marketing materials, including website design, promotional items, logo, and branding for each Annual Symposium. Shannan joined The Protein Society in July 2016 as Administrative Coordinator, with 24 years of experience, more than 12 of those in the non-profit sector.  She also provides support to the Executive Director and the Exec Council. Shannan lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her family, and in her spare time, enjoys watercolor painting, design, and singing.

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