Dick joined the Board of Directors in January 2014 to join the fight against ALS. He brings over 30 years of federal contracting large and small business leadership experience to help further the ALSA programs. Dick is also the proud son of Henry Bodson, one of the founding leaders and an Honorary Director of today’s DC/MD/VA ALSA Chapter. Dick and Henry are highly motivated by the brave fight of their mother/wife, Belle, who passed away from ALS in 1984 after a 12-year battle. Dick is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives with his wonderful wife, Barbara. Their two children, Beth and Jim, support the Association in their respective Virginia and Florida communities. The extended Bodson family including Dick’s niece, and her husband and children (Dawn, Dave, David, and Henry McCarthy) gather in Washington, DC each autumn and Walk to Defeat ALS!