Christina Clark lost her son, Peter, to ALS in 2003 after an eight-year battle with the disease. She is a former trustee of the ALS Association and was a member of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Council of Public Representatives from 2005-2009. Clark is the founder and president of the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Motor Neuron Medicine, focusing on innovative therapeutic research for ALS and adaptive clinical trial designs. Clark holds degrees from Cornell, Harvard, and Michigan State Universities. She resides with her husband, Emory, on their farm in Metamora, Michigan.