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Our Compassionate Crusaders.

At Hope Loves Company, we are proud to have a dedicated team whose combined years of experience, passion, and expertise make our mission possible. Get to know the people behind our organization who are committed to serving the ALS community and making a difference in the lives of families affected by this disease.

Meet Our Board Members

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Gary Bachrach

President

Gary is the Chief Administrative Officer of Forbes Banister International, a subsidiary of Forbes. He has built and led high performance teams in business development and customer facing operations for over three decades. Gary’s passion is helping children, and he has worked tirelessly to support the mission of Hope Loves Company. He was elected President of the Board in Nov. 2021, and is focused on leading the organization to become a nationally recognized nonprofit with the resources to support its mission of serving all families impacted by ALS. HLC is a family affair, as he is proudly joined by his wife Jamie, an HLC advisory board member, daughter Sammi, a Certified Child Life Specialist and son Ryan, an undergraduate student, all who are dedicated volunteers.

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Mackenzie Anderson

Secretary

Mackenzie is a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, in which she primarily serves Health Care and Life Sciences clients. Her relationship with HLC began in 2014 when her mom was diagnosed with ALS during her junior year of high school. Since then, Mackenzie has dedicated herself to serving HLC through international advocacy, fundraising, and serving on the Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor's degree in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Labor and Employment Relations from the Pennsylvania State University. Mackenzie lives in Chicago, IL with her Labrador Retriever, Winston.

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Richard Sperry

Vice President

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer at AdheaRx, an innovative patient communications platform that keeps healthcare providers and patients connected between appointments. Richard first became involved with Hope Loves Company in 2019 when he was misdiagnosed with ALS. Though his diagnosis was corrected, Richard has stayed committed to the ALS community and joined the HLC Board in 2020. Richard also sits on the Board of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), a non-profit that supports immigrants in the greater Trenton, New Jersey area.

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Paul Grote

Treasurer

Paul Grote is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a retired Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey. He has over 40 years of accounting experience as a Manager, Controller and Director of Finance, mostly in non-profit accounting. Paul hopes that his accounting expertise will assist HLC in continuing its growth and its ongoing ability to meet its mission to provide services to the ALS community.

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