Cindy Parseghian

Mrs. Cindy Parseghian is President of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. Along with her husband, Michael, she is co-founder of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which they started in 1994 in an effort to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a rare and fatal genetic disorder that struck three of their four children. As President, Mrs. Parseghian has spearheaded a successful fundraising campaign raising more than $36 million in 16 years. Of the more than 400 rare disease organizations in America, the Parseghian Foundation has raised more funds than perhaps any other. She serves on a number of community and state and national boards including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council, University of Notre Dame College of Science Advisory Council, Translational Genomics Inc. (TGen), The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), and San Miguel High School. Prior to founding the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, Mrs. Parseghian worked for seven years as President, CFO and Controller of MCS Telecommunications in Tucson. She earned a bachelor of business administration degree in Accounting at the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mrs. Parseghian has also successfully passed the CPA exam.