Geri-Dee Shaffer, Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation

TITLE:  Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Brain tumor research

CONTACT:  786-505-7283, gshaffer@sbtf.org

PROFILE: Geri-Dee Shaffer is executive director of Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, and is grantseekers' best point of contact. Previously, she worked as the director of the Aesculap Academy, and she received the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) Distinguished Service Award.

The following information was published about her background when she hired as an administrative director at SBTF in 2014.

After a career in the healthcare and exhibits industry, which spans more than 30 years, Shaffer joins the SBTF. Well recognized for her extensive background in healthcare meetings and exhibits, Shaffer is known not only for her professional accomplishments, but for her passion and desire to serve others. As Director of Administration, Shaffer will be responsible for the overall daily office operations. As well she will be actively involved with the SBTF Board of Directors, with patients, families, and support mechanisms.

Recently recognized by the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association, for her decades of service, Shaffer was presented with the HCEA Distinguished Service Award during the 2012 HCEA Annual Meeting in Orlando. HCEA established the Distinguished Service Award to recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the association and/or the healthcare convention marketing and exhibitions industry throughout the years. The award is not necessarily presented every year, but only when HCEA's Nominating Committee and Board of Directors determine that there is an eligible candidate.