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Four New Trustees Join Barrow Neurological Foundation Board

February 10, 2020

PHOENIX (Feb. 10, 2019) Barrow Neurological Foundation has appointed four new trustees to its Board of Trustees: Jean Feuer, Amanda Garmany, Bradley Grossman, and Ellen P. Katz.  Lisa Handley has resumed her trustee responsibilities after a year-long hiatus. Board members provide governance to fulfill Barrow Neurological Foundation’s mission to be the catalyst for donors’ passion to provide the means necessary for the world’s leading specialists at Barrow Neurological Institute to save lives.

“It’s a privilege to welcome these outstanding community leaders to our board,” said Katie Cobb, president of the foundation. “They bring critical expertise in business and philanthropy and a fresh perspective to complement the exceptional board governing Barrow. I look forward to working together with our board to strengthen our ability to advance clinical care, research, and education in the neurosciences.”

Jean Feuer is originally from Michigan and received her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University. She began her career working as a teacher, then spent time at a mutual fund firm handling shareholder relation issues and ultimately moved into human resources.  She supported fundraising efforts at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute while living in Boston. Since moving to Phoenix, Feuer has become involved with The Friends of Arizona Cancer Center and Honor Health serving on several Honor Ball committees, and is on the Board of WINGS a Phoenix Children’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary group. Feuer and her husband, Curt, have two children and five grandchildren.

Amanda Garmany is an Arizona native. She graduated with a political science degree from Arizona State University and worked in the legal field until she married her husband, Dana. Since then, Garmany has been working to serve her community. She currently serves as chair-elect for the Phoenix Heart Ball Executive Committee and is a volunteer at a Title 1 Elementary School in a kindergarten English Language Learning classroom. Garmany has also co-chaired the Fresh Start Gala and has been involved in Homeward Bound and Arizona Costume Institute.  

Bradley Grossman is the past president and founder of several entrepreneurial consumer product businesses in the nutrition, personal care, and manufacturing services industries. Grossman’s products maintained shelf space with the primary and dominant health and drug retailers in the United States.  As a graduate of the ASU Engineering School of Agribusiness, Grossman likes to identify ways of doing things more efficiently while utilizing cutting-edge technology. 

Lisa Handley, senior vice president at U.S. Bank, has rejoined the foundation board. She previously served on the foundation board from 2008 through 2018. Handley has been in the banking industry in Phoenix since 1994, previously working for Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, and Midfirst. Handley provides comprehensive wealth management services tailored to needs of high net worth families, executives, and private business owners. This includes bringing together a team of specialists to provide customized strategies, working closely with clients’ advisors, attorneys and accountants. Handley is a graduate of ASU’s MBA program and completed her undergraduate work at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Ellen P. Katz is originally from Dayton, Ohio and received her undergraduate degree in art history from Northwestern University. She now serves as a trustee at Northwestern and also the Mount Sinai Health System in New York.  Katz served as chair of the Phoenix Art Museum Board for three years and is still a trustee. She created pARTy, the museum’s annual fundraising gala. She created and chaired the museum’s second biggest annual fundraiser, the Independent Woman Luncheon, from 2009-2014 and still serves as an honorary chair. Katz and her husband, Howard, came to Phoenix in 1998 and split their time between the Valley and their home in Manhattan. They are supporters of the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Symphony, ASU, and the Arizona Science Center. The Board of Trustees, comprised of community members who serve on a voluntary basis, governs the Barrow Neurological Foundation. The initial appointment is for one year, with reappointment for up to three consecutive three-year terms.