Disease of Impact: Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn's
Sandy is a marketing executive with 30 years of experience in new product and new business development with a concentration in online services. He has worked in a variety of industries, including finance, retirement services, and insurance. He left the corporate world in 2015 and sought out organizations performing important work where his background could make a meaningful impact.
His first project, for Doctors Without Borders, was to convey the individual challenges faced by more than 60 million people who have been displaced from their native countries due to war and oppression. Supporting the efforts of a team that is conducting individual interviews among these people, he set up a process to translate the interviews from a myriad of native languages into English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish. He is helping roll out the program in major US cities and around the world.
When he heard that Aaron, a friend since their time together at Columbia University’s School of Business, was interested in forming the Autoimmune Registry, he was immediately interested. Sandy and his wife Teri have a son with Type 1 Diabetes, and relatives with Crohn’s and other autoimmune illnesses. After a few discussions, Sandy decided to collaborate on this important work.
Sandy has taken on the role of Executive Director, focusing on the overall mission of the organization, engaging with other pro-bono consultants and recruiting members for our Board.