Our Leadership

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


Kristine Alderfer


Location: Winona Lake, Indiana

Kristine has served as president of the Cure JM Board of Directors since 2021, and has been an advocate for Cure JM since 2010.
Kristine is a former manufacturer’s representative and business owner. Kristine is very involved in her community and at Riley hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.

Kristine and her husband Alan have twin daughters, Katherine and Caroline. Katherine was diagnosed with JM when she was four years old. Katherine has shown great courage in her battle with JM, and her entire family has been advocating and fundraising for Cure JM.

In 2013, Kristine was named “Cure JM Hero” for her outstanding efforts. Kristine is the National Co-Chair of the Walk Strong Across America. In addition to her leadership with the Walk Strong Across America, Kristine has led many successful fundraisers for Cure JM, including the Christmas Shop for a Cure and the Evening Under the Stars.

Kristine and her family reside in Winona Lake, Indiana.

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