President and Co-Founder, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)
Ronald Bartek is co-founder and president of Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. A former partner and president of a business development/government affairs firm, he also served 20 years in the US government, including on the US House Armed Services Committee staff, at the US State Department, on the US delegation to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty talks in Geneva, and as a CIA analyst. Bartek serves on the boards of the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Alliance for a Stronger FDA, and Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. He’s a member of the NIH/NCATS National Advisory Council, NIH/NCATS Cures Acceleration Network Review Board, and NIH National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.