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Our Team

Dana Ball Executive Director


Dana Ball is a nonprofit executive with over 30 years of experience as an innovative leader, collaborator, and patient advocate. Previously, he served as an executive with the Iacocca Foundation, the Helmsley Trust, and most recently as co-founder and CEO of T1D Exchange. Dana has spent most of the past 20 years developing and operationalizing high-impact programs in type 1 diabetes.

Cheryl Nickerson-Nutter Vice President, Research and Development


Cheryl Nickerson-Nutter is an R&D leader with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and CRO industries. She has a rich background in pre-clinical and early clinical drug development of innovative medicines, with a strong publication record covering the immune and inflammatory basis of disease.

Susan Norman Director, Program Management


Susan Norman is a change management and talent development professional with over 25 years of experience. Her work focuses on helping large organizations design and implement major changes to policies, procedures, systems, and structure. Previously she helped build Accenture’s Talent and Organization practice, as well as a new training function at Baxter Diagnostics.