Our Team

Our Team 2018-06-13T13:49:20+00:00

Leadership Team

Dana Ball
Executive Director and Co-founder T1D Exchange, CEO, Unitio

Dana Ball has been a patient advocate for 30 years and spent the past 13 years as a nonprofit executive driving innovative programs in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Before becoming CEO and Founder of Unitio and Executive Director of T1D Exchange, Dana served as Program Director for the T1D program at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust where he co-founded the Exchange. He also developed long-term strategies and created initiatives that funded novel approaches in T1D research, technology, systems, and outreach. Previous to that, Dana served as the Executive Director of the Iacocca Foundation, where he oversaw all aspects of the family’s philanthropic activities including the development of a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign to advance the field of beta cell regeneration. Programs at The Iacocca Foundation included initiatives to support research and development to advance the understanding of T1D in humans and support new clinical interventions.

Roy Beck, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, T1D Exchange Clinic Coordinating Center, Executive Director, Jaeb Center for Health Research

Dr. Beck, a physician and epidemiologist, is the director of the Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, FL. In the midst of his more than 25 years’ experience directing and coordinating multi-center clinical trials, type 1 diabetes became a major focus of his research after one of his children developed T1D, starting with the Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet). In addition he has directed the coordinating center for the JDRF Continuous Glucose Monitoring trials and the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project as well as two type 1 diabetes registries: the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium and the T1D Exchange, funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Dr. Beck has been an author or co-author of more than 200 manuscripts in scientific journals. He has been a member of numerous committees of the National Institutes of Health and has served on several journal editorial boards.

Board of Directors

Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., Partner, Third Rock Ventures

Haydon Keitner, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Jennifer McCabe, Member, Outside GC

Jay Mohr, President, CEO and Co-founder, Dirigo Therapeutics, LLC

Marijane Norris-Geary, President, Yozell Associates

Kim R. Pemble, M.S., CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Data Solutions, Marshfield Clinic Health System, University of Minnesota

Deborah Pine, Executive Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

Keith Ryan, President, Geneous Biomedical Advisors, Inc.

Jeoffrey Bispham
Research Assistant

Alyssa Cabrera
Quality Improvement Specialist

Linda Crasco
Executive Assistant

Nick D’Alfonso
Technical Project Manager

Lily Fuller
Administrative Assistant, Research

Sarah Gabbey
Administrative Assistant

Colleen Garey
Data Analyst Coordinator

Elda Gautschi
Director, Patient Center Research Operations

Trisha Gura
Director, Marketing and Communications

Masa Hagiya
Senior Accountant

Craig Idlebrook
Community Engagement and Content Manager

Sara Landry
Director of Human Resources

Jingwen Liu
Data Analyst

Robin M. Lord
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty
Vice President, Patient-Centered Research

Haley Oh
Associate Director, Clinical Research

Kara Page
Biobank Project Manager

Rebecca Parkes
Chief Advancement Officer

Jaya Plmanabhan
Chief Technology Officer

Nicole Rioles
Director of Quality Care and Clinical Innovation

Caitlin Rooke
Lead Research Study Coordinator 

Rupa Shah
Associate Director of Development and Management

Pilar Williams
Project Manager, Quality Care and Clinical Innovation

Anton Wirsch
Data Integration Manager

Wendy Wolf
Director, Science Program

Renan Yesilcimen
Director of Finance


Claire Boyle

Crystal Connor

Stephanie DuBose

Nicole Foster

Robin Gal

Russell Guzzetta
Web Developer

Karalyn Hadley
Research Operations Manager

Craig Kollman
Director of Biostatistics

Kate Longergan
Administrative Assistant

David McNabb
Data Manager

Kellee Miller

Nicole Reese
Database Manager

Jonathan Rohena
Research Assistant

Jeffrey Saunders
Statistician Assistant/Manuscript Manager

Elizabeth Smith
Protocol Monitor

Heidi Strayer
Senior Web Developer

Ruth Thomas
Research Assistant

Alandra Verdejo
Protocol Manager

Mengdi Wu