Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Selects Lynn Nieto as Board of Directors Chair


April 11, 2023 — Lynne Nieto was unanimously voted by the Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Board of Directors to lead the non-profit to raise the funds and awareness needed to advance cutting-edge research to find a cure for ALS. 

Lynne served as secretary/treasurer of Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS and is currently a board member of the ALS Therapy Development Institute. She was previously the president of classic management, a division of her family real estate development and management firm. Her accounting background, vision, and leadership has played a key role in the success of Augie’s Quest since its inception.

Augie Nieto, the co-founder, chief inspiration officer, and board chair of Augie’s Quest, loved speaking to hundreds of corporate leaders and being interviewed to share the importance of his quest to find a cure.

Lynne was happier behind the scenes. Then, when Augie could no longer speak because of his ALS diagnosis, she became his voice, the voice of Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS and to many, the voice of the ALS community. Her husband lost his almost 18 year battle with ALS on Feb. 22, 2023 and Lynne is dedicated to continue their quest to find a Cure.

“It’s critical we continue the important work we started 18 years ago,” said Lynne Nieto. “We’ve shown results, and we’ve shown that our vision can change the face of ALS. I promised Augie on the day he left his body behind, that I will never give up his quest and that we all will collectively carry on his mission," she added.

The Directors for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS are: Eric Affeldt, Jon Canarick, Sherri Medina, Paul Sallaberry, Bert Selva, and Jim Worthington.

“Congratulations on your well-deserved appointment as Chairwoman, Lynne. I know the entire organization is grateful to have such a talented, capable, self-sacrificing, and thoroughly committed leader at the helm continuing to fight on behalf of Augie and those who are living with ALS,” said David Pyle, 2011 Augie's Quest Humanitarian Award Recipient.

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