Staff

Dr. Bruce E. Bloom President and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Bruce Bloom is the President and Chief Science Officer of Cures Within Reach. His journey to this position started in February 2002, when he became the Executive Director of Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation. In 2005, when Goldman Partnerships created the public charity Partnership for Cures to carry on the Goldman mission, Dr. Bloom became President and Chief Science Officer. In October 2012, Partnership for Cures changed its name to Cures Within Reach to better reflect the focus of its mission: repurposing drugs and other treatments to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly.

Dr. Bloom directs the operation of this public charity dedicated to improving patient quality and length of life by facilitating pilot clinical trials testing repurposed treatments designed to be immediately incorporated into clinical use.

Cures Within Reach’s newest venture is CureAccelerator™, the only global online repurposing research collaboration platform designed to bring together funders, clinicians, researchers, industry and lay stakeholders to create and conduct pilot clinical trials that drive more repurposed treatments to more patients more quickly.

ClareHeadshotDirector of Scientific Affairs

Clare Thibodeaux joins the Cures Within Reach team with over 10 years experience in cancer-related issues. She has conducted original research in a university setting, advocated with state and federal elected officials and engaged the general public through community outreach. She also has led various committees and boards through her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. Prior to her involvement in the biomedical field, Clare was a market research professional. She has designed and managed market research projects for several trade associations and professional societies, creating actionable information from research data. Clare holds a PhD in Tumor Biology from Georgetown University, an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

SusanBraze

Administrative Coordinator

Susan joined the Cures Within Reach team in May 2014. Susan graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 with a B.A. in Theatre. Since graduating she's performed sketch and improv at Gorilla Tango Theatre and Donny's Skybox at The Second City. She's been a shift supervisor at The Coffee & Tea Exchange in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago since 2007 and can foam a cappuccino like nobody's business. Susan has a passion for health & wellness, bargain shopping, avocados, and animal welfare. She is a proud vegan and dedicated runner.

Jessica WayneDirector of Sponsorships

Jessica Wayne is joining Cures Within Reach to help steer and grow the
organization's sponsorship efforts. She comes on board as an experienced
development professional, with a strong background in corporate and
foundation fundraising.

In 2006, she formed the development consulting firm Jessica Wayne
Consulting, Inc., focused largely on corporate and foundation fundraising,
and has since worked with health organizations such as the American College of Surgeons Foundation, The Rosecrance Foundation and World Continence Week-USA.

Megan headshot formal small croppedCo-founder, Mission: Cure

Megan Golden is the co-founder of Mission: Cure, which is using outcome-based financing and impact investing to demonstrate a new model for curing disease, beginning with chronic pancreatitis, a devastating disease afflicting her younger brother.

Megan is a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing to solve social problems in the U.S. Until March 2017, she was the Director of Pay for Success Financing at the Institute for Child Success, a South Carolina-based nonprofit research and policy organization that works to ensure the success of all children by strengthening early childhood systems.

Ed KahnDirector of Strategic Business Development

Edward Kahn has served as Director of Strategic Business Development for the Cures Within Reach Patient Impact Initiative since late 2010. Ed is an intellectual property expert and the founding president of EKMS, Inc., a company known for pioneering novel IP management techniques for two decades.

Ed sold EKMS to a publicly traded company in 2004, but came out of retirement to apply his licensing skills and tech transfer experience at CWR, where he will help patients access effective "new" treatments more quickly and affordably through Rediscovery Researchâ„¢.

JamesCFinancial Manager

James R. Crotty earned his bachelor degree in business management from Robert Morris University in 2006. He has over 15 years of retail and lending banking experience. In 2009 he formed Crotty Consultants, a bookkeeping company aimed to service the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. In 2014 he became a Certified Community Lender. Being a self-driven individual and not afraid to take on new challenges has contributed to his career success.

 

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