Gordon Russell is a native Bostonian. He grew up in Weston, MA and attended Hobart College and the Boston University School of Fine Arts. He lost his wife, Sandra, to MELAS in 2008. Gordon is the owner of In The Pink Stores Inc., which he and Sandra founded in 1996. In The Pink operates six retail clothing stores in Massachusetts. Gordon has two children, Buck and Jonathan, and resides in Wellesley, MA. During Sandra’s struggle with MELAS, Gordon and his boys experienced firsthand the support and guidance provided by MitoAction and came to fully understand how critical a role the organization plays. Gordon is serving on the MitoAction board to support MitoAction’s evolution and to ensure MitoAction will always be positioned to provide vital support to individuals and families affected by mitochondrial disease.