Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Community Advisory Board Member

Alexis Connor


Alexis Connor is a registered nurse who has worked in adult oncology for 15 years. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to five lovely children. 

Alexis became a member of Cure JM in 2016 when her oldest daughter, Nylah, was diagnosed with JDM at the age of seven. After months of seeking care and treatment, the family relocated from Florida to North Carolina, where Nylah has made a complete turnaround thanks to hard work, faith, and the expertise of Dr. Reed and Dr. Reed and Duke’s collaborative care. Although Nylah still receives treatment, she is back to being a teenager, where she enjoys swimming, playing instruments, and hanging out with her friends. 

Alexis is excited to be a part of the Community Advisory Board for this initiative that is close and dear to her heart. She looks forward to contributing to the research that will help move us closer to a cure for JM.

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