Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Nancy Lynn was appointed Executive Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in October 2009, and Executive Director in 2012. In this position, Ms. Lynn is responsible for all the non-scientific functions of the Foundation.
Prior to joining the ADDF, Ms. Lynn worked for eleven years at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (1998 - 2009). Her service at the Museum included positions as Director of Corporate Relations (responsible for raising major funds from the business sector for the Museum’s national initiatives), and as Director of Global Business Development (supervising the international distribution of the Museum’s science content / intellectual property and establishing collaborations with class-A science institutions and governmental organizations worldwide). From 1996 - 2004, she was a staff lecturer at The Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
Ms. Lynn is a Member of the National Board of Trustees for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Martha Graham Dance Company, New York. She has served on leadership boards for the National Center for Science Education, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
Ms. Lynn received a bachelor of arts in the history of art and architecture from Columbia University in New York (Valedictorian), and her master’s degree in the history of art and architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.