Sarah Crane

Executive Director

Sarah was appointed the Executive Director of HOW Foundation of South Florida in 2014. Before joining HOW, Sarah completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. Her passion to help improve the quality of life for others compelled her to return to the United States and enter the nonprofit sector. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Sarah has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for HOW Foundation staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

Lisa Archer

Development Director

Originally from New York, Lisa joined HOW Foundation of South Florida as Director of Development in 2014. Lisa is also a longstanding member of the Palm Beach United Way Allocations Committee. Her previous experiences include serving on Seagull Industries’ Board of Directors for two years before becoming its Development Director, Director of Development at Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, and Vice President of Development at the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter.

Hilary Loftus

Healthcare Education Director

Daughter of the first cardiovascular surgeon in Stamford, CT, Hilary grew up in a medical family. She holds a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in DANMovement from S.U.N.Y. and several credits in Education from Sacred Heart University Masters Program. Before moving to south Florida, Hilary worked for a physical therapy service in Connecticut, coordinating their Parkinson’s Dance and Fall Prevention programs. Every day, she is excited about the opportunity to spread the word about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it helps people with neurological issues. She is a proud “former Sports Mom” with a son who played both soccer & baseball through high school graduation. She has enjoyed her own sport of sailing since age 9 including competing locally/regionally since age 12. She learned to play golf 6 years ago and enjoys 9 holes when she has time.

Gabriela Ryan

Foundation Veteran Coordinator

Gabriela is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) subject matter expert and advocate for the benefits of HBOT for veterans and service members. She served 11.5 years in the US Army as a combat medic and a Military Intelligence Officer, deploying in 2016. She then served as a Department of Defense TBI Clinical Educator and later attended osteopathic medical school, leaving to care for her family and pursue brain injury work in Colorado. She is currently the Vice President of Client Programs at the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, where she strategizes at the state and national level to improve brain injury science and care. She has collaborated with many rehabilitation, aerospace, and neurology physicians and taught courses on aerospace, high altitude, and dive neurological injuries for physicians and researchers. In this work, she first learned about the benefits of HBOT for veterans. Having lost close friends to suicide and the “invisible wounds of war”, Gabriela strives to bring evidence-based therapies such as HBOT to the veterans most in need of support and advance the state of TBI science.
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John Wright

HR Strategy Consultant

John is a human resources professional with a passion for helping others. As the son of a Navy Lieutenant Commander, he is ingrained with a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by our veterans. John gives back to those who have served by lending his expertise in human resources support to HOW Foundation and its mission.