OurBrainBank for Glioblastoma announces new CEO: Kip Beardsley
The OurBrainBank board is pleased to announce the appointment of Kipling Beardsley, MPH, as CEO. Jessica Morris, living with glioblastoma since 2016, will remain founder and Chair of the board.
Kip is a senior global public health expert with over 25 years of experience in infectious and chronic disease programs, advocacy, and capacity development. Much of his work has been in the field of HIV, which he saw evolve from a terminal diagnosis in the 1980s to a treatable one — thanks to the activism of people living with HIV.
“One of the things I love about the field of public health is the holistic view of individual, family and community health. I look forward to engaging the wisdom of patients, caregivers, researchers, and clinicians to continue Jessica’s vision for OurBrainBank.”
Kip lives with his husband in New York City and is an avid theater goer, cook, and knitter. The board welcomes Kip to the OurBrainBank family and is excited about the passion he brings to build on Jessica’s vision.
Jessica founded OurBrainBank in 2018 as an all-volunteer non-profit. Appointing a CEO is the next step for us to continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of people living with GBM.
Jessica said, “I’m happy to name our first CEO, Kip Beardsley. I know he’ll be brilliant and continue to build on our accomplishments. One day soon, I believe, we’ll reach our goal of moving glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients.”
Kip starts on May 17, 2021 and may be reached at Kip@OurBrainBank.org