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Getting to Know the CNF Team – Clare Hennig

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In 2020, we’re making some additions to the CNF team to help us better serve the child neurology community. Please join us in welcoming Clare Hennig, who will begin work with our communications team in May.

What’s your role at CNF?
I’m the contract communications manager, so my main focus is helping share the story of CNF and everyone who is involved.

How do you spend your time when you’re not at work?
I’m crazy about outdoor adventure sports and spend as much time as I can rock climbing, skiing, trail running and hiking  — luckily, I live in Vancouver, B.C. where the mountains are close by! I’m also a total bookworm and enjoy racing my motorcycle. I hope to one day successfully grow plants.

What is your power color and why?
Definitely red. For me, it just signifies so much passion, energy and boldness. Also, a dash of bright red lipstick always puts an extra bit of oomph in my step.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
My dream superpower has always been to speak all the languages in the world. I’ve lived, worked or studied in about ten countries for varying periods of time, picking up a few languages along the way, and have seen how powerful learning a new language is to better understand a place, culture and society. Just imagine how much one could learn and grow by being able to communicate with anyone, no matter what language they speak.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about storytelling. Everyone has a story to tell that can help inspire others, share well-earned wisdom and bring people a little bit closer together as a community. I believe in the power of words to change the world.

Which CNF Value do you identify with the most? (Integrity, Stewardship, Collaboration, Professionalism)
Integrity. My background is in journalism and so I learned early on how crucial accuracy and accountability are in all that I write, say and do. Integrity is the promise to yourself and others to be transparent, honest and to do the right thing even when it’s not the easiest path; it’s a promise I’ve always taken really seriously.

What drew you to working with CNF?
I saw the difference CNF is making and how much everyone who touches CNF truly, deeply cares, and I knew I wanted to be part of that.

What do you love about CNF’s story?
I love CNF’s underlying perseverance and passion for improving the lives of children with neurological disorders and their families. It’s rare for an organization to have so much heart.