CurePSP Staff

President

David Kemp
kemp@curepsp.org | 347-294-2838

404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

kemp_100958-linkedin_cropDave has served as President of CurePSP, the foundation for prime of life neurodegeneration, since January of 2015. Previously, he owned his own brand strategy and design firm, Jager Di Paola Kemp Design, for 25 years with more than 100 employees, three offices and clients including Burton Snowboards, Nike, Virgin, Microsoft Xbox, Black Diamond, Levi’s, Merrell and others. Earlier, his corporate design firm, Harmon Kemp, Inc., based in New York City, worked for leading brands in the financial, manufacturing and transportation sectors. Dave started his career in journalism as a community newspaper and trade-magazine editor,  reporter and columnist for The Boston Globe and Manager of Public Relations for Dow Jones & Co. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

 

Vice-President, Scientific Affairs

Alex Klein, PhD
klein@curepsp.org | 347-294-2872

404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Alex_Klein_headshot02_smallDr. Alex Klein was appointed Vice President of Scientific Affairs at CurePSP in July 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and is the author of several original research papers, reviews, and book chapters in the field of restoration of motor function using stem cell in the context of in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Dr. Klein also holds a Master’s degree in biology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Previous to his appointment to CurePSP he worked as a Scientific Officer coordinating European Union neuroscience funding. Earlier, he was a lecturer and research associate at Hannover Medical School, Germany; a senior post-doctoral fellow in the Brain Repair Group at Cardiff University, Wales (UK); and a post-doctoral fellow at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

 

 

 

Vice-President, Events

Jaclyn Zendrian, MA
zendrian@curepsp.org | 347-294-2831  

404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

zendrian_3Jaclyn Zendrian is the CurePSP Director of Events. Most of her career has revolved around medical organizations, including The Johns Hopkins University Neurology Development Office. It was during this time that she discovered an affinity and ability for event planning. Jaclyn was drawn to the new position of Director of Events at CurePSP because of her familiarity with nonprofits and neurology specifically. Plus, she is able to travel across the country, connecting with patients and families affected by neurodegenerative diseases. At CurePSP, Jaclyn manages the educational programs and events and oversees special events with volunteers handling everything from concepts to venue and speaker selection, as well as the special events encouraging people to support CurePSP in their own way.

 

 

Accounting Manager

Diane Seegull
seegull@curepsp.org | 443-578-5670 

1206 York Rd, Suite L-4
Lutherville, MD 21093

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Diane is a native Baltimorean who graduated with a degree in Accounting from Towson University. She worked for Ernst & Young upon graduation and soon afterwards passed her CPA exam.  Diane has also had the pleasure of working for CSX Intermodal, USF&G and UMBC Training Centers in various financial/accounting roles. She is married and has two teenage boys.  In addition, she is a lifelong community volunteer and has a long history volunteering with The Associated Jewish Federation in Baltimore and Beth Tfiloh School and Synagogue, where her children attend school and her family is a member. Diane enjoys reading, outdoor activities and cooking.

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Sabrina Da Rocha
darocha@curepsp.org | 443-578-5668 

404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

SabrinaSabrina works with Director of Events Jaclyn Zendrian in supporting CurePSP’s volunteer network in holding fundraising events, as well as supporting foundation events. She joined CurePSP in 2016 from Robert Half International in New York City, where she was Senior Account Manager. Prior to that, she worked for Town Sports International, the largest owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the third largest fitness club operator in the United States, as Promotions and Marketing Coordinator. Earlier, she was Promotions and Special Events Coordinator at the New York Daily News. Sabrina received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a marketing major from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, where she rowed NCAA Division I crew. Sabrina, whose family is from Brazil, is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Marketing Manager

Lucas Metherall
metherall@curepsp.org | 347-294-2876 

404 5th Ave 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10018

12722618_10154016512984161_1990258181_oLucas comes to CurePSP from Sydney, Australia, where he received a Bachelor of Communications at the University of Technology and developed his passion for digital and social media. His first role in the U.S. was as communications manager for the newly established not for profit, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. In this role he set up its social media accounts, managed its website and handled all outgoing communication materials.

Lucas joined CurePSP as Marketing Manager late last spring to build the organization’s online presence via various social media platforms and ensure that the website (newly redesigned by Carbone Smolan Agency and implemented by Blackbaud) serves as a valuable and easy-to-navigate resource. In addition, Lucas also oversees the organization’s media relations, manages its merchandise program, and promotes its many volunteer events.

Gift Processing and Data Quality Coordinator

Carol Henry
henry@curepsp.org | 443-578-5670  

1206 York Rd, Suite L-4
Lutherville, MD 21093

 

Office Manager

Joanna Teters
teters@curepsp.org | 347-294-2871

404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

teters_2Raised in New Paltz, NY, Joanna stepped into the role of Office Manager at CurePSP in April of 2016. Operating out of the CurePSP office in New York City, Joanna provides direct support to the president and her colleagues, works closely with board and committee members on various projects, helps to maintain an organized and effective office space, and connects CurePSP volunteers and supporters with the resources and information they need to help join our fight for a cure. When the phone rings, she lends empathetic ear and provides professional referrals to caregivers, patients and family members who call to seek support when they or loved ones are stricken by PSP. She graduated in 2014 from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, with a degree in professional music and business, and at only 24 years old has performed at venues around the country.

 

Administrative Assistant

Vanessa Westra
westra@curepsp.org | 347-294-2873

1206 York Rd, Suite L-4
Lutherville, MD 21093

Vanessa joined CurePSP in July 2017, as an administrative assistant to Accounting Manager, Diane Seegull, and Gift Processing and Data Quality Coordinator, Kelly Saunders. Vanessa brings with her more than 5 years of experience in childcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. She also has over 15 years of experience working in healthcare as a caregiver, working with various ages, illnesses and diseases, where she would help the families and patients overcome many challenges. She hopes this experience will guide her work at CurePSP. Vanessa is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in General Business at the University of Baltimore, MD.