Joyce Keller — Executive Director

Joyce Keller provides overall leadership for the Foundation. She also serves as philanthropic advisor to Dan and Jennifer Gilbert and executive director of NF Forward, a nonprofit founded by the Gilberts. Joyce previously served as the executive director of JARC, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oakland County, MI. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the 21-member President’s Committee on Mental Retardation, and by Michigan Governor John Engler to serve on the 15-member Community Health Advisory Council. Joyce holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

YooRi Kim — Scientific Officer

YooRi Kim oversees the Foundation’s research and drug development enterprises. Previously, she was Senior Associate at the Milken Institute, where she advised philanthropists on how to strategically invest in biomedical research in various fields, including neurology, oncology, psychiatry, genetics, and precision wellness. Prior to that, YooRi worked on technology-based economic development initiatives at the Virginia Biotechnology Association. As a former member of a pharmaceutical startup, she supported clinical development activities for the company’s flagship product. YooRi graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. She received her master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Caroline Morin — Scientific Analyst

Caroline Morin supports programmatic and research activities within the Foundation.  She is also a fellow with Venture for America, a program that supports economic growth in American cities and communities through entrepreneurship.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Chemical Engineering with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering.

Maria Cairo — Project Manager

Maria Cairo coordinates the planning, implementation, and tracking of high-level projects that align with the Foundation’s mission. She began her career at Quicken Loans and has supported many business areas as a recruiter, travel manager, expense analyst and project manager. Maria earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University’s School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.