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

Jaclyn Casey

Jaclyn Casey is a Registered Dental Hygienist and mother of two children, Mason and Mallory. Her daughter, Mallory, was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) at age seven in January of 2023. 


Mallory was also born with a congenital heart defect and has endured two open heart surgeries at Duke Children’s Hospital. She is now a patient of Duke Children’s Rheumatology, undergoing treatment for her recent diagnosis of JDM. She continues to persevere despite her health challenges. We are thankful for the care she’s been provided through Duke University Hospital and hope she continues to respond well to her treatments. 


Jaclyn, along with her husband, Michael, have served the last 6 years on the committee of Hands for Hearts, a local non-profit organization in support of children and families affected by congenital heart defects. Jaclyn is happy to now be a part of the Advisory Board for JDM in hopes to raise awareness and find a cure.

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