CurePSP Staff


President

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

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Dave 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

Kristophe Diaz, PhD
diaz@curepsp.org | 347-394-1652

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Kristophe joined CurePSP in 2020.  For the previous five years, he worked in the neuroscience nonprofit sector where he led programs and multidisciplinary alliances focusing on translational science, tauopathies, tau biology, disease modeling, and knowledge engineering. Kristophe directs CurePSP’s Venture Grants program and the PSP Research Roundtable. Additionally, he applies his understanding of the neurodegenerative research and entrepreneurial ecosystem to pursue new and promising funding opportunities and to establish fruitful partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech leaders. Kristophe received his PhD degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Prior joining CurePSP, Kristophe was one of the first employees of Cohen Veterans Bioscience, a nonprofit charitable foundation advancing translational science and technology in trauma-related brain disorders.

Vice-President, Events

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

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Jaclyn Zendrian is the CurePSP Vice-President 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 Vice-President 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.

Director, Marketing and Communications

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

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Sabrina is Director of Marketing and Communications for CurePSP. She is in charge of all digital and print marketing, managing key vendor relations, content production, content editing, website management and development, all social media channels, software implementation, print newsletter, eNewsletter, direct mail appeals, campaign strategy and execution, cross-platform marketing integration, fundraising, and donor relations. Sabrina received her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in marketing from Iona College in May of 2015, where she rowed four years of NCAA Division I crew. Sabrina is now receiving her Executive MBA from Harvard University in Non-Profit Management.

Director, Patient and Caregiver Advocacy

Gregg Felice, LCSW-R

felice@curepsp.org | 347-294-2873

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Gregg received his Masters of Social Work at Adelphi University, NY and his Clinical Medical Social Work License through New York State Education Department. Gregg has spent most of his career working as a Clinical Oncology Social Worker. This involved all aspects of care, providing psychosocial counseling and emotional support for patients and their care partners. Gregg continued working in the Health Care Industry and in assisting patients and their families navigate through the multiple challenges that a difficult diagnosis often brings. In 2004 Greggs father passed from PSP. Gregg is compassionate and empathetic. He understands the reality of what patients and their care partners endure and the difficult struggles they often face. Gregg brings his sense of passion, commitment, and experience to his work and to CurePSP.

“I feel it is an honor and a privilege to be so intimately involved with patients and their care partners at such a difficult time in their lives”

Community Outreach and Resource Manager

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

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Joanna stepped into the role of Office Manager at CurePSP in April of 2016. In January of 2018, Joanna was appointed Community Outreach and Resource Manager where she now provides direct support to the president and her colleagues, works closely with board and the Patient and Carepartner Advocacy Committee on various projects,  and connects CurePSP volunteers and  peer supporters with the resources and information they need. 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 is an established vocalist, songwriter and performer. If she is not at her desk at CurePSP, she is probably touring with her band or working on her next album. You can hear her music at www.joannateters.com.

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Denise Forero
forero@curepsp.org | 347-294-2876

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Denise Forero joined CurePSP in October 2018 as the Marketing and Social Media Assistant and appointed Marketing and Social Media Manager in June 2019. Denise works directly with the Director of Marketing and Communications, Sabrina Da Rocha, in assisting with various campaigns, promoting news and events, and creating digital content. Denise currently manages social media channels, builds and executes social media strategies through research, messaging and audience identification, and maintains a strong voice through various digital platforms. Denise graduated from Stony Brook University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in a Multidisciplinary Study focusing on Health Science, Psychology, and Sociology. After graduating she was an assistant teacher and focused her time on photography, volunteering, and various freelance projects.

Donor Relations Manager

Alisa A. Hansen
hansen@curepsp.org | 443-578-5670

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Alisa joined CurePSP and was appointed the Database Administrator in December of 2018. Hansen has been employed in the non-profit sector for fifteen years. Thirteen of those years have been in database management. She has a B.S. in Business Management and Economics from SUNY Empire State College.

Events and Community Outreach Coordinator

Kelsey Woods
woods@curepsp.org | 646-825-1022

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Kelsey joined CurePSP in May of 2019 as the Events and Community Outreach Coordinator. She works alongside Jaclyn and Joanna, helping to plan and execute events for families, volunteers and researchers, while providing support and resources to patients and caregivers. Kelsey obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University. Outside of CurePSP, you will most likely find her enjoying art of numerous forms around the city. 

Office Manager

Nancy Caccappolo
caccappolo@curepsp.org | 443-578-5676

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Nancy Caccappolo graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Engineering.  She spent 10 years in the professional workforce managing large computer installations, left to move abroad and eventually settled in NYC to raise her two boys.  Nancy spent 15 years in office administration/admissions at a small private preschool in Greenwich Village. When seeking her next career, Nancy focused on the non profit sector and has happily found a home at CurePSP.

Information Security Officer

James Bernard
bernard@curepsp.org | 917-922-4126

1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

James has nearly 25 years of experience as a New York City-based financial advisor. He serves high-net-worth investors and corporations through analyzing market trends and comprehensively addressing all aspects of goals-based wealth planning and asset management through Stifel’s full-service platform.

James is an active secure member of InfraGard’s New York Metro Chapter (affiliated with the FBI) and an active member with ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project). He is a mentor for iQ4’s centralized applied learning platform as a subject matter expert on The Insider Threat, helping students in the Cyber Security programs at Brooklyn College, University at Albany – State University of New York, and The City University of New York. He is also a recent graduate of New York University’s Advanced Diploma in Cybersecurity program. James leverages his knowledge of information technology and governance sector to help ensure best practices and due diligence are continually implemented throughout the wealth management process.

James earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University (BU) and is an active mentor and alumni advocate, as well as a regular host and speaker at the BU Business Networking Breakfast series in New York.