Staff

Dr. Bruce E. Bloom Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Bruce Bloom Chief Executive 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.

bg-photoPresident & COO

Barbara Goodman joined Cures Within Reach in the fall of 2017 to help expand the reach and influence of CWR in both the philanthropic and commercial spaces, as well as to foster organizational growth and financial sustainability. Barbara will help Cures develop new partnerships and expand current relationships with donors, sponsors, partners, industry, government, Board members and other volunteer leaders, to further our mission of driving more treatments to more patients more quickly through repurposing research.

Barbara has over twenty years of international business and healthcare / biomedical / life sciences sector business experience, focused on planning and implementation of strategic growth initiatives at both for-profit and not-for-profit corporations. She joined CWR after leading iBIO Institute’s PROPEL Center for nearly 10 years, where she led programs to increase the number and success rate of early-stage life sciences companies in Illinois, and supported iBIO’s international activities.

Clare-Thibodeaux-head-shotDirector of Scientific Affairs

Clare Thibodeaux, PhD joined the Cures Within Reach team in November 2015 with over 10 years of experience in cancer research and cancer philanthropic issues. Clare is responsible for managing Cures Within Reach’s scientific grant outreach and review process, building partnerships with academic institutions, foundations and nonprofits, managing the Science Advisory Board and implementing new scientific initiatives at Cures Within Reach. Clare is also significantly involved with organizing and planning Cures Within Reach meetings and fundraising events. Clare has conducted original scientific research, advocated with state and federal elected officials concerning cancer related issues, 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.

SukiAdministrative Manager

Susan joined the Cures Within Reach team in May 2014. She likes being part of a small but dedicated team of people who achieve more than a small office should be able to! She especially enjoys event management, keeping the office caffeinated, and working with the Young Professionals Board to advance the mission of CWR.

Susan has a passion for health & wellness, bargain shopping, true crime books & podcasts, cooking delicious meals for her friends, 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 Research™.

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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