Susan Anderson is a Senior Controller with Four LLC whose 6 year old identical twin daughters were diagnosed at 14 and 23 months old. She began volunteering for JDRF shortly after her first One Walk in 2013 in the areas of Newly Diagnosed Outreach and One Walk team coaching. This year she was a panelist on “Toddlers and T1D” at the 2017 TypeOneNation Summit and surpassed her goal of $15,000 for the Northern VA One Walk.
Marcus Appelbaum directs the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Law, Justice, and Society Initiatives. He develops resources and training models, expands outreach, and represents the Museum in both national and international settings. Inspired by his grandmother who survived the Holocaust, Appelbaum began working at the Museum as a high school intern. From there, he served as a docent and collected survivor testimony. He received a BA in history from The George Washington University and an MS in museum management from the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. In 2016, the DC Police Department honored him with the Chief of Police Special Award for helping reduce crime through enhanced community partnerships.
Robb Cohen has a 30-year career in healthcare, including population health and care management. Robb has worked with both payers and providers, and in investment banking and consulting. Robb is currently VP of Government Affairs for PopHealthCare. He is married and has 2 daughters, including Alex, who is 16 and was diagnosed with T1D at 12. Robb and Alex, as well as his wife, Gail Schwartz, and their other daughter, Lizzie (who is 18), have all been active with JDRF, especially as mentors for newly diagnosed families. Robb is also active with many other not-for-profit organizations.
Karen is an employment lawyer and a mother of a teenager with T1D. She has been involved with JDRF since her son Sam, now 15, was diagnosed in 2013, and has raised more than $12000 for the JDRF One Walks. She is committed to creating a better world for people with T1D and ultimately a World without T1D, and won’t stop working until that happens. She is currently partnering with the College Diabetes Network (CDN) to develop a guide to help college students with T1D navigate their disability rights in the workplace.
Daniel Farrington is an attorney whose practice is focused on defending large businesses against employee lawsuits. He began his career in O’Melveny & Myers’ Washington office and launched his own law firm in 2003. His youngest son, Zach, was diagnosed at age 10 in October 2015. When the fog of the diagnosis lifted, the Farringtons realized how fortunate they were that Zach was diagnosed in 2017 and is the beneficiary of many advances in medicine and technology that would not exist if it were not for work the JDRF engaged in years earlier. The Farringtons have made JDRF their top philanthropic priority and in 2016 raised/gave about $80,000. Their newest four-legged addition to their family came to them via the JDRF Gala auction last November. Most recently, they participated in the 2017 One Walk, DC and were among the top 5 fundraising teams.
Angie Geier lives in North Potomac, MD with her husband, two teenage daughters and her Labrador/Doberman mix dog named Lou-Lou. Angie works for Deloitte Consulting LLP and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) serving the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) in complex information technology (IT) and system integration programs. Angie’s daughter, Taylor (16 years old) was diagnosed with T1D on July 25, 2011. Since that time, Angie has been leading the Deloitte JDRF Walk Team to raise awareness and funding for T1D research. Angie and Taylor also serve as JDRF mentors to newly diagnosed families in the Greater Washington Area.
Chris Kelly has spent a career in federal communications and media relations, focusing on health and science topics. He currently serves as public affairs officer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. He has been actively involved with JDRF since 2009, following the T1D diagnosis of his daughter, Meg Kelly. Chris serves on the GC&P communications committee and the gala auction committee, and will complete his sixth Ride to Cure – in Saratoga Springs, NY, this September.
Mr. Rosenthal is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner with over 40 years of experience in public accounting. He is a partner in the public accounting firm Cotton & Company LLP located in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Rosenthal has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Taxation from American University. He is married with two adult children. His then 15 year-old son, Jason was diagnosed with T1D on December 31, 2003. Mr. Rosenthal and his wife have been actively involved in JDRF for a number of years, including his completion of five JDRF century bike rides in each of the last five years.
Originally from Chicago, Kim’s background includes positions in non-profit, federal government (executive and legislative branches) and the private sector. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor in Special Education at American University, Washington, D.C. and Co-Founder/Director of Project Mensch, an Temple Sinai initiative to support Title 1 schools in the DC area. Kim is married with two teen sons, Jonah (17) and Jacob (19), and lives in Chevy Chase, MD. Jonah was diagnosed with T1D in November 2012.