CurePSP Staff

President

David Kemp
kemp@curepsp.org
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
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.

 

 

 

Accounting Manager

Diane Seegull
seegull@curepsp.org
30 E. Padonia Rd.
Timonium, 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.

Director of Events

Jaclyn Zendrian, MA
zendrian@curepsp.org
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.

 

 

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Sabrina Da Rocha
darocha@curepsp.org
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
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 US 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 Balckbaud) serves as a valuable and easy-to-navigate resource. In addition, Lucas will also oversee the organization’s media relations, manage its merchandise program and promote its many volunteer events.

Gift Processing and Data Quality Coordinator

Kelly Saunders
saunders@curepsp.org
30 E. Padonia Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

IMG_3905Kelly has been with CurePSP since December 2011. She has a background in the legal field and worked as a paralegal for over 20 years. After moving to Towson, she decided to pursue a different career path. Kelly was looking for a position with the Alzheimer’s Association because of her mother, but is very glad to have found CurePSP.  She is presently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Business Management and will graduate in the spring. She plans to continue her education and get an MBA in Nonprofit Management.  Kelly and her husband have been married 26 years and have two children, a son who is married and lives in North Carolina, and their daughter lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Kelly enjoys the theatre, symphony and “excursions” to find historical places or other new and exciting places to visit and explore.

Office Manager

Joanna Teters
teters@curepsp.org
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.