CHADD Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Laurie Kulikosky Will Join the Leading Nonprofit Organization Serving the ADHD Community

Laurie Kulikosky, CAE, has been appointed CHADD’s new chief executive officer, effective October 17, 2022.

“We’re thrilled to have Laurie join the CHADD team,” said Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC, president of CHADD’s national board of directors. “Laurie brings extensive leadership experience to our organization, with a proven track record of achieving growth and exceeding goals. She is a well-respected, empowering manager with the ability to balance employee mentoring with organizational strategic direction. We look forward to all she will bring to CHADD and the community we serve.”

Kulikosky is a certified association executive with more than two decades of experience in association management and the nonprofit sector. She is highly skilled in governance, strategic partnerships, operations, advocacy, membership, education, events management, budget development, revenue growth, human resources, and talent management. She has been recognized by the Association Forum as a Top 40 under 40 association professional and by Association TRENDS with the Young and Aspiring Association Professional Award.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the CHADD family,” said Kulikosky. “My discussions with the search committee throughout this process clearly demonstrated to me the passion and dedication everyone in this organization has for serving the ADHD community, and really made me want to be part of it. I’m thrilled to put my experience to work for CHADD.”

Kulikosky joins CHADD after spending 12 years in several leadership roles with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, ASTS, most recently as deputy executive director/CEO. At ASTS, she successfully led tremendous growth and expansion in educational opportunities and member benefits, and significantly transformed internal structure and practices. During her tenure, ASTS more than doubled in size and scope.

Prior to ASTS, Kulikosky served as senior manager of membership development at the Consumer Technology Association, where she increased membership by 300 percent and dues revenue by more than $2 million. Earlier in her career, she launched the Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and Pittsburgh markets for a one-on-one SAT tutoring company, SCORE!Prep, a division of Kaplan, Inc.

Kulikosky graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in government and later earned her CAE designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is a recognized expert in association management, and a frequent presenter and contributor to various industry organizations. She currently serves on the ASAE Executive Management Advisory Council, and previously served as chair of ASAE’s National Capital Area Advisory Council and Membership Section Council.

Kulikosky will succeed Rhonda Buckley, who has been serving as Interim CEO at CHADD with great success since October 2021.

“It is an honor and privilege to be selected as the next CEO of CHADD,” said Kulikosky. “I look forward to working with leadership, the dedicated staff, members, and key stakeholders to advance CHADD’s strategic priorities. I am committed to the mission of this amazing organization and the outstanding resources it provides to the ADHD community.”

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