On this page you can find out more about the foundation and the people behind it.
Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. med. Steffen Rosahl
Neurosurgeon; board director
NF2 calls for doctors, scientists, teachers and helpers with passion, an open mind, a creative-scientific approach and inexhaustible strength. We have the chance to make a major impact in changing the course of the disease. The Merlin Foundation makes an important contribution towards this cause.
Prof. Dr. Helen Morrison, PhD
Researcher; Research Director
I bring my experience and most of all my enthusiasm and motivation into NF research in order to find solutions. Not only has NF research been my job for the last 20 years, but is also part of my life. My dedicated research team supports me with inexhaustible creativity. By collaborating with doctors, scientists, key helpers and ambassadors of NF, together I truly believe we can make a difference.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ricardo Suter
in retirement; deputy director
I have been supporting my son with NF2 on his difficult journey since 2003. The hope to cure this merciless condition inspires me to contribute to this foundation. We need to support research and get it moving to bring relief to the daily lives of those affected.
Board of trustees
Stagnation is no solution, giving up no option –Our hope lies in research, and this is what drives us forward.
Computer science expert
I feel enriched by actively helping to improve the quality of life of those affected by NF2.
A life without constant worry is my deepest wish for all of those affected by NF2. I pin all my hopes on research, the reason for my commitment.
Dr. med. Anna McLean
My goal is to continuously increase the quality of life and life expectancy of those affected by NF2 through excellent clinical care and research.
My dream is a future without uncertainty and to make it come true I am involved with the Merlin Foundation.
Business informatics student
I want to build something big with the Merlin Foundation – new treatments and cures, that’s what I am dreaming of.
Online Marketing Manager
All goals can be achieved when we are courageous enough to make them happen. Let’s not wait until something happens but instead take control ourselves.
Merlin Foundation supporters
These people are directly or indirectly affected by NF2 and support the team, but they are not part of the Board of Trustees and therefore do not have voting rights.
Being well-informed doesn’t mean knowing a little about everything, but rather all about a few things, assuming those are the things that matter.
I am not directly affected myself, my partner has NF2. That is why I would primarily like to give relatives courage in dealing with this disease, enlighten them and enable an exchange with other relatives.
Being actively involved to ensure those affected have the best possible support/treatment that is needed is why I am involved with the Merlin Foundation.