Our Leadership

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

Co-Founder and Director

Tom Hume, MA

Location: Encinitas, California

Tom Hume co-founded Cure JM in 2003 with his wife, Shari, after learning that their son Parker (then age 4) was battling juvenile dermatomyositis.

Tom and Shari created the vision to launch Cure JM to find a cure and to better connect patients and their families with the resources they need. Tom has worked on marketing strategies for Cure JM over the years. Tom and Shari have been passionate fundraisers, leading the charge for Cure JM’s annual Giving Tuesday Holiday Challenge annually since 2013.

Tom has B.S. degrees in Journalism/Advertising and Mass Communications/Radio-TV-Film from the University of Wisconsin. He also has a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. Tom has over 20 years experience leading marketing campaigns, branding, direct response marketing and channel programs for Consumer and Business brands.

Tom and his wife live in Encinitas, California and are parents of three boys: Connor, Parker, and Cole.

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