Your Team

Your Team

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

Louis Tharp

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Seth Ginsberg

President, GHLF

Laurie Ferguson, PhD

Director, Education Development

W. Benjamin Nowell, PhD., M.S.W.
Director, Patient-Centered Research

David Curtis
Director, Technology and Data Services

Shilpa Venkatachalam,PhD
Associate Director, Patient-Centered Research

Joseph M. Coe, MPA
Director, Education and Digital Strategy

Steven Newmark
Director, Policy and General Counsel

Kelly Gavigan, MPH
Manager, Research and Data Science

Daniel Hernandez, MD
Director of Medical Affairs and Hispanic Outreach

Lauren Gelman, MS
Director, Editorial Services

Jim Bumgardner, MFA
Director, Arts Outreach

Laura Stradford, MPH
Project Manager

Corey Greenblatt, MPH
Manager of Policy and Advocacy

Jessica Boles, MLSW
Patient-Centered Research, Community Outreach Manager

Ryan Johnson
Manager, Finance and Administration

Danielle Ali
Systems Analyst 

James Dybisz
Manager, Web Development

Conner Mertens
Patient Advocate, Community Outreach Manager

Zoe Rothblatt, MPH
Patient Advocate, Community Outreach Manager

Amy Finkelstein
Technical Support Specialist