JDRF, which raises money to support scientists seeking a cure for Type 1 diabetes, announced today that Derek Rapp plans to step down as the group’s leader. JDRF raised nearly $200 million in private support last year. Rapp, who has been CEO since 2014, will rejoin the group’s international Board of Directors after a new leader is hired, a spokeswoman said in an email.
The board plans to recruit a seasoned nonprofit leader to help accelerate programs, leverage big data, form strategic partnerships, and continue to drive commercial investment.
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