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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors include parents who have a child with CASK, and each are professionals with skills sets that contribute to help drive our vision to advance medical research with the foremost objective being to find a cure for CASK gene mutations and associated conditions related to CASK.

Each of our members are volunteers and dedicate their time to this extraordinary cause.

Giovi Moschoudis

President/Founder

Tara McCarton

Vice President/Treasurer

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Christy Naughton

Board Secretary

John Weir

Board Member

Giovi Moschoudis

President/Founder

Giovi resigned from her professional career as a lawyer in 2019 to become a full time carer for Angelina and commit to her daily intensive therapies and medical appointments. 

Giovi was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW during the early 2000’s, taking a practising certificate as a Solicitor. Her key strengths include strong planning, analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and high attention to detail. 

Giovi hopes that these skills will assist in building this Foundation as she has a personal appreciation of CASK and the significant impact it has not only on the patient, but also their family.

Tara McCarton

Vice President/Treasurer

Tara McCarton is a mom to 2 beautiful girls, Vivienne (8) and Audrey (10 almost). 

She is married to James (retired NYPD) and they reside on Long Island in NY. Audrey was diagnosed with a CASK gene mutation mid 2017. 

Tara currently works full time at an Investment Bank in New York City and has been in Finance for 25+ years. 

She was also an OnGoing Service Coordinator for the Early Intervention program in NY and a published author of the children’s book, The Wish.

Tara is currently on the Board of Directors for the Anchor Program Fund, which supports special programs for her daughter’s year round Camp, Camp Anchor. On that board she is on the Fundraising and Grant/Sponsorship Committee. 

She is also co-chair of the Ability Network at the bank she works at with almost 1000 members and organizes events to support its mission of inclusion of people with different abilities. 

Tara and her family have been on the George to the Rescue TV show and The Today Show on NBC spreading awareness of Special Needs and resources that are available to families. 

To read more about #audreystory please visit her website at www.audreymccarton.com

Christy Naughton

Board Secretary

Christy Naughton is a Mother of three girls, Scarlette (8), Ivy and Ellie (twins, 6). 

Ellie was diagnosed with a CASK gene mutation in 2019. Christy is a Registered Nurse and provides nursing care for Ellie and works as a triage nurse on the weekends. 

Christy has been a nurse for 25 years, caring for our country’s Veterans for 23 of those years. Christy serves on the St. Francis School board, where her children attend school. 

Christy is a strong advocate for inclusion, with her daughter Ellie being the first inclusion student at her school. She brings her determination, intuition and strong interpersonal skills and is honoured to serve on the ACNRF board.

John Weir

Board Member

John is qualified in both Genetics and Law. Having completed a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Genetics at the University of Sydney and later a Bachelor of Laws Degree. 

John is a practising lawyer and Accredited Specialist. e is a former Prosecutor, and currently a director of a law firm, with offices in Canberra and regional NSW. 

He was a Barrister for more than a decade, having appeared in hundreds of trials. John was also an Officer in the Australian Defence Force (Reserves). 

In 2019, John completed a Master of Forensic Mental Health Degree through the School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales. He was awarded the David Greenberg Prize in March 2020 for Highest Academic Achievement in that Degree. 

John is currently undertaking a Doctorate.