Don Hobson, Board Emeritus


Don was one of the three Founding Board Members in 1999.

In 2001, he was elected Board Chair at the first meeting of the Board of Trustees. He retired as Chair in 2015 and is a member emeritus.

Don received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from The University of Virginia. He has over 50 years’ experience in the use of Computer Technology for business management in Finance, Manufacturing, Research, Development, Marketing, and Sales.

He retired from Astra/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in 2000. He has 30 years’ experience as a non-profit Board Officer and Board Member and as a community volunteer.

He spends many hours as the “PMD Ambassador” at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) & Child Neurology Society (CNS) annual conferences; the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), with other non-profits; with Leukodystrophy non-profits, Clinicians and Researchers as a Founding member of the World Leukodystrophy Alliance (WLA) and the Global Leukodystrophy InitiAtive, (GLIA).

He is the husband of Dr. Grace Hobson, PhD, a retired Sr. Scientist, Lab Head and Principal Investigator for PMD diagnostics and research at the Nemours, AI duPont Hospital for Children and a member of the PMD Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.