Your Team

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



Co-Founder and President

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Louis Tharp

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Ben Nowell

PhD, Director, Patient Centered Research

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Laurie Ferguson

PhD, Vice president of Education

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Stephen Marmaras

Manager, State and National Advocacy

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David Curtis

Vice President, Technology

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David Ho

IT Specialist

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Joseph Coe

MPA, Patient Advocate

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Roma Padalkar

Research Associate

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Noam Gerber

MPH, Data Scientist

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Sarah Aoanan

MA, Health Advocacy Fellow

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  • 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