Cure JM Foundation Staff

James Minow

James Minow

James Minow

Executive Director

James Minow brings more than 30 years of nonprofit experience in executive management and fundraising to Cure JM Foundation.  He served as the Chief Development Officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness from 2005 to 2014, where he created and implemented programs that doubled annual revenues to $35 million.  This funding has supported clinical trials that actually restored vision to the blind.

Before joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Jim held leadership roles at nonprofits across the country, working closely with patient, physician, and research communities to rapidly expand research programs, leading to better treatments and cures.

In all of Jim’s leadership roles, he has created and spearheaded many annual giving programs, events, major gifts, and planned giving programs that have led to each organization’s ongoing success. 
He has worked closely with patient, physician, and research communities to rapidly expand research programs, leading to better treatments and cures.

Jim is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and now resides in Olney, MD.  He has two grown children, Brandon and Carson.  Jim’s personal interests include historic preservation, including the restoration of his 1876 home.  An aviation enthusiast, Jim owns and flies a Beechcraft Bonanza whenever he can find the time.

Jim looks forward to strengthening the Juvenile Myositis research program, to find better treatment options and ultimately a cure.

Malloy Family

The Malloy Family

Shannon Malloy

Development and Operations Manager

Shannon Malloy has been with Cure JM since 2013 and manages Cure JM’s fundraising and internal operations programs, including the regional chapter and walk programs, volunteer engagement, annual Holiday Challenge, National Leadership Council, family fundraising events, and other events.

Shannon received her B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Kansas.

She began her career in marketing at Intel where she managed operations, revenue, and demand forecasting for a complex and critical business segment. She then transitioned to Dell where she worked in procurement, managing operations for two strategic supplier relationships.

Shannon lives outside of Seattle with her husband Rich and two sons. In their spare time they enjoy reading, hiking, gardening, and traveling to the Oregon Coast.

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Lauren Griffiths Alvord

Walk Strong™ Program Manager

Lauren Griffiths Alvord came to Cure JM through the Intel Corporation Encore Fellows Program, a program where Intel retirees work for a nonprofit organization while receiving a stipend from Intel. Lauren chose to work at Cure JM because of her friendship with Mason Smedley and his family. For many years, Lauren had been a supporter of Cure JM through the Smedley family and had participated in many Cure JM fundraising events, including the Smedley Family's annual Kids’ Fest in Hillsboro, OR.

Lauren is Cure JM’s Program Manager for the “Walk Strong to Cure JM™” program. With annual walks being held in cities across the United States, the Walk Strong to Cure JM program is Cure JM’s signature fundraising event, having raised over $500,000 in its first year.  Learn more at

Lauren brings over 30 years of Human Resources and project management experience from Intel Corporation to her work at Cure JM.  She attended California State University, Chico where she studied Human Resources Management and Economics.

Lauren lives in California with her husband and two young sons.   Contact Lauren at .