Our Leadership

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

Director and Chair of the National Leadership Council

Dave Maher

Location: Estero, Florida

Dave and his wife Kathy share their time between Ridgefield, Connecticut and Estero, Florida. Married forty years, they have four adult daughters and three grandchildren. Kaitlin, their third daughter was diagnosed with JDM when she was six years old in 1998. Kadie is now twenty-eight, married, and an attorney, living in Boston, and sill managing active JDM.

The Maher family have been long-time Cure JM fundraisers, and leaders for the Giving Tuesday event and event participating in cycling fundraisers.

Having recently retired after forty-four years working in the Pulp & Paper industry where he was a Senior Vice President at Central National Gottesman for many years, Dave wants to spend more time supporting Cure JM.

Interested in DIY fundraising but need help?

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