Your Team

We have a passionate team, dedicated to improving the lives of people with arthritis:


Co-Founder and President

Louis Tharp

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Ben Nowell

PhD, Director, Patient Centered Research

Laurie Ferguson

PhD, Vice president of Education

Stephen Marmaras

Manager, State and National Advocacy

David Curtis

Vice President, Technology

David Ho

IT Specialist

Joseph Coe

MPA, Patient Advocate

Roma Padalkar

Research Associate

Noam Gerber

MPH, Data Scientist

Sarah Aoanan

MA, Health Advocacy Fellow

Virginia Gumbert

Administrative Director


  • Dr. Jonathan Krant, MD, Medical Director
  • D.Z. Stone, Social Media and Editorial Director
  • Prashant Thakur, Program Associate


And we rely on the help and partnership of our friends:

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hospital for Special Surgery

NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases

University of California, San Francisco

Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Assosciates L.L.C., Washington D.C.

Time in a Bottle Video Productions, Stacey Cahn, Chief Correspondent, CreakyJoints