Chicago, Ill. (June 26, 2023) – The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has appointed current board member Susan Lane Stone to the role of Interim Executive Director. The NHF Board of Directors is actively engaged in an internal and external search to identify the organization’s next Executive Director, and Stone will continue to spearhead that process.


For the last three years, Stone has been an active NHF board member and marketing committee member. Additionally, she brings more than 30 years in executive biopharma and medical device roles, 15 of those years focused on provider and patient access and education to headache and migraine solutions. Stone’s leadership in strategy, communications, advocacy, program management and development will continue to advance the NHF mission. Stone is also well positioned to guide NHF through this next phase with more than 20 years of non-profit board and committee leadership, administration, and development with Habitat for Humanity,  Make A Wish,  Gamma Phi Beta Foundation, The Allergan Foundation and Prevent Blindness.


“The National Headache Foundation would like to express our appreciation for the contributions made by Tom Dabertin,” said Konrad Kothmann, Board Treasurer. “During this period, the NHF achieved significant milestones and made a lasting impact on the communities we serve. We are grateful to Mr. Dabertin for his commitment, leadership, and dedication to National Headache Foundation. We wish Mr. Dabertin all the best in his future endeavors and are confident that his talents and expertise will continue to make a positive difference in the nonprofit sector.”


Jill Dehlin, Board Secretary, said Stone will work closely with the staff to ensure a seamless transition and maintain continuity of operations. “We are confident in the abilities of our dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers, and supporters to uphold the mission and values of National Headache Foundation during this period of transition,” said Dehlin. “We want to assure our stakeholders, including donors, partners, volunteers, and the community, that NHF remains committed to our core principles and mission. Most importantly, we are continuing to work tirelessly to create a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.”