FNIH President Dr. Maria Freire Wins NonProfit PRO’s “Executive of the Year” Award
BETHESDA, MD, June 13, 2019 — The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is proud to announce that President and Executive Director Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., has been named “Executive of the Year” by NonProfit PRO. Each year, the Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards celebrate and honor the best and brightest leaders of the not-for-profit sector. Dr. Freire won the “Executive of the Year” Award for leadership of the FNIH over the past six years, which has fueled innovative approaches to biomedical research.
With more than 35 years of experience in business and biomedicine, Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., has devoted her career and life to the not-for-profit sector. During her tenure at the FNIH, the Foundation has been established as a go-to organization for the creation of public-private partnerships in the medical field and a model for other foundations that support a government agency. Her leadership has garnered the FNIH consistent four-star ratings from Charity Navigator.