Press Release – Bayside, New York – April 12, 2017 – The Tourette Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, today announced the appointment of Sonja Mason-Vidal, MBA, as Vice President of Finance and Administration. With more than 18 years of experience in non-profit healthcare and financial advisory roles, Ms. Mason-Vidal brings to TAA a distinguished track record in the industry. She will be responsible for all finance-related and administrative activities for the Company, including accounting, financial planning, strategic analysis, human resources and information technology.
“We are very excited to welcome Sonja to TAA where she will undoubtedly make an immediate impact,” said John Miller, TAA President and CEO. “Bringing Sonja on board is one of several strategic steps we are taking this year to further the growth of the Association and to continue to develop our existing programs and services for those living with or affected by Tourette Syndrome and/or Tic Disorders”
Ms. Mason-Vidal most recently served as Senior Accountant at the National Audubon Society, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation of natural ecosystems. Prior to this, Ms. Mason-Vidal held a variety of senior positions in finance at the American Red Cross of Greater New York, including the Director of Finance, Center of Expertise Lead and Financial Reporting Manager. During her 10-year tenure, she was responsible for the consolidation of six Red Cross Chapters into one centralized financial system. The consolidation included payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, chart of accounts restructuring and banking. Ms. Mason-Vidal holds a BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College and MBA in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.
“I’m honored to work with the premier national organization dedicated to raising Tourette awareness, advancing treatment and research, and providing support to people living with and affected by Tourette Syndrome and related Tic disorders,” said Ms. Mason-Vidal. “I am also excited by the continued progress at the organization and look forward to applying my experience to help advance to TAA’s mission and contribute to their next phase of growth.”
About the Tourette Association of America
Founded in 1972, the TAA is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The premier nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, advance research and provide on-going support. The TAA directs a network of 32 Chapters and support groups across the country. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET and visit us at tourette.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.