The Team

10/10/19
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PRESIDENT and CEO Thom Scher


Thom is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Type 1. Prior to becoming CEO, he served for three years as COO. Before Before Type 1 he was responsible for building global brand and content initiatives at wikiHow. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stanford University, ran an award-nominated public relations firm in San Francisco, is a long-time volunteer across several charitable causes, and a proud dad to Kermit the Dog. While he was new to the diabetes space when he started at Beyond Type 1, he has become a well-recognized advocate in the community.

VP of Operations Ida Ahmadpour


Ida is passionate about making a difference in the world around us. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age four, Ida has served in various leadership roles across the nonprofit, international NGO, and healthcare sectors contributing to global education and health policies. When not in the midst of travel-related adventures, Ida enjoys cooking, discovering new music, learning languages, and running San Francisco hills.

Creative Director Sara Jensen


As the Creative Director for Beyond Type 1 from the very beginning, Sara is responsible for our arresting visual design and branding. Her son Henry was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 5 in 2013 and has grown into a powerful ambassador for diabetes issues. In addition to Beyond Type 1, Sara also works for world-class interior designer Genevieve Gorder as Creative Director. She is passionate about foster adoption, Beyond Type 1, good food and humor. She lives on a tiny island in the middle of a big ocean. And she has stories, lots of them.

Director of Brand Communications Dana Howe


Dana was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2002 at the age of 8. Driven by her T1D, Dana studied Biology and Community Health as an undergraduate and went on to complete an MS in Health Communication from Tufts University. In the past, Dana has worked as a communications specialist with major hospitals as well as small nonprofits on topics ranging from cancer to pediatric device innovation. At Beyond Type 1, Dana strives to use social media to amplify the voices of T1Ds and build community around living well with Type 1. When she’s not favoriting your tweets, you can find her skiing, hiking, biking or drinking coffee.

Todd Boudreaux, Director of Content


Todd was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000, and has been unofficially advocating for T1D ever since. Before joining the team at Beyond Type 1, Todd wrote and produced television shows for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and Animal Planet. When he’s not in the office, you can usually find him at a baseball game, traveling or drawing on his Etch A Sketch. You can also follow him on instagram @toddboo.

 

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is the governing body for Beyond Type 1, providing ultimate oversight for all organization activities and affairs. The Board of Directors work closely with the Staff and Leadership Council to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals, as well as the long-term sustainability and success of the organization.READ MORE

Leadership Council


The Beyond Type 1 Leadership Council serves to support the mission of the organization through active involvement on a variety of committees. The Leadership Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and Staff. Members of the Leadership Council come from a variety of backgrounds, but are uniformly focused on ways that the organization can continue to grow, improve, and better serve those impacted by diabetes with a direct voice in the organization’s activities and priorities.READ MORE