The CrowdCare Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by rare disease patients who are dedicated to patient support, education and advocacy in support of rare and terminal diseases. We know how overwhelming an incurable diagnosis can be both physically and emotionally. The CrowdCare Foundation is a patient-centered organization created to support patients at each step of their disease journey – from diagnosis, through care and on to a cure.
Diagnosed in 2010, Jennifer unwillingly joined the world of multiple myeloma. With a background in entrepreneurship, systems engineering and marketing, she is dedicated to helping other multiple myeloma patients find a cure for the disease.
She launched the CrowdCare Foundation in 2012 to bring patient involvement into the acceleration of a cure for rare and orphan diseases. In 2013, she began the mPatient Myeloma Radio series in order to educate patients about the latest in research and to promote participation in clinical trials. She also began the Myeloma Crowd website to aggregate all relevant information about myeloma from a variety of sources. She is a wife and mother of 6 children. Prior to her launch into full time motherhood, she was a Systems Engineer and Marketing Representative for IBM.
Adam Blum is a senior technologist, entrepreneur and advisor. He has been CEO/CTO/VP Engineering of several successful startups, with over $600 million in exits. He has been an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon and is the author of three computer science texts, including the first book on web server development. He is now CEO of OpenEd - the largest K-12 resource library and "operating system for personalized learning", used by many other ed tech companies to provide just the right resource for each student.
Jason Kap has worked in academia, professional services, mid-size companies, and corporate giants. Entrepreneurial ventures over two decades have taken him to the Mohave Desert in a search of lost treasure, to purchase a biometrics start-up and to participate as an angel investor. He currently leads Zipwire Incorporated, a startup he founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2013.