Connie Kazanjian

Board Chair

Connie Kazanjian has spent her entire career raising funds to support incredible organizations with just one mission: to help improve the lives of the population they serve. Over the past 25 years she has been proud to work in development supporting institutions such as Miami Country Day School, University of Miami School of Business, and Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Currently she is a consultant to inventors, helping them monetizing their patents and working to bring their technology to improve the lives of others. She is a wife and mother of two beautiful young women and the grandmother of five incredible grandchildren under the age of six.

Connie’s passion for NTMir began over 20 years ago with her friendship with Philip and Fern Leitman. In her own words, she explained, “It was awe-inspiring to see their commitment to each other and their strong desire to educate physicians to diagnose the disease as early as possible. Their never-ending energy to change the lives for the better of each and every patient they met as Fern herself battled the disease daily. Their incredible success bringing this orphan and rare disease into the public conscience of government agencies and pharmaceutical companies has been extraordinary.”

Kazanjian received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Minnesota. An active member of her community, she is on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference faculty; World Economic Club; Board Member and Past President of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals; Past President of Alumni Programs Council.