Board of Directors 2017-12-12T17:34:38+00:00

Board of Directors

Julie Gregory, President

Julie Gregory is trained as a marriage and family therapist and has focused much of her career on helping families as an advocate for children. When her own son became critically ill at age 12 with multiple, supposedly unrelated medical conditions, she found herself becoming his advocate within a medical community that offered no hope. She made novel connections from the published medical literature that ultimately lead to his recovery. Years later, she faced her own health crisis. By banding together with like-minded people on social media, doing her own research and N=1 experimentation, and reaching out to cutting edge scientists and practitioners, she developed a regimen that ultimately restored her health. In addition to her role as President, Julie also works as an ApoE4 consultant, advocating for and educating patients.

Julie lives on the shores of Lake Michigan with her husband and cat, Gracie. Their now-grown son is healthy and following in his father’s footsteps by pursuing a career as a airline pilot.

Susan Jesuroga, Vice President

Susan Jesuroga has viewed every job and volunteer opportunity through the lens of “making a difference.” Susan comes to the board after 30+ years of working at the intersection of science and computer science, where she also gained strategic planning, supervisory, project management, community liaison, grant writing and budgeting skills. Now retired, she intends to mix her broad career skills, computer science, science and management degrees with her lifelong interest in medicine to find ways to put medical research into action. Given the pace of research and the power of computers, she believes medical science can make a difference in conquering Alzheimer’s disease in THIS generation.

When not deep in PubMed, Susan enjoys photography, painting, music, hiking with her husband and dog, and learning about the history of the American West. She lives in central Colorado and is currently the president of her local history museum.

Marc Rouleau, Treasurer

In 2013 at age 50, four years into a health journey that had restored his vigor, Marc learned he carries an APOE-ε4 allele that predisposes him to dementia and heart disease. That knowledge put his family history in perspective, motivated him to redouble his health efforts, and led him to ApoE4.Info. There he found a culture that rejects the conventional fatalism about chronic disease. He learned to read the scientific literature critically to learn about APOE-ε4 and to identify promising risk reduction strategies.

Marc continues to enjoy good health, to learn, and to share with others what has been working for him. He loves the spotlight that ApoE4.Info places on a gene that plays a key role in the worldwide chronic disease epidemic, and he looks forward to ever increasing research focus on the APOE variants. As Treasurer, Marc manages the organization’s finances and IT infrastructure.

Marc is a former IT executive in the telecommunications industry who works as an independent investor and partner in a sustainable agriculture startup business. He and his wife of 30 years have five grown children and live in southwestern Washington State. Marc loves to explore the wild places of the Pacific Northwest with family and friends.

George Newman, Secretary

George Newman was diagnosed with a chronic illness in 2004. Using non-“standard of care,” non-pharma approaches, he has kept the illness in remission 99.98% of the time. He is a natural problem solver, with engineering, business, and technology education and experience. He is a licensed professional engineer and an entrepreneur who’s been self employed for ~30 years, creating and profitably selling businesses. He has spent most of his career solving problems by using, as one colleague noted, a “non-linear” approach. This is how he successfully put his chronic illness into remission. He is firmly convinced that lifestyle, including what you eat, what you don’t eat, exercise, fasting, meditation, and other measures can shift the probabilities toward a long, productive health span. He plans to use his abilities to help guide ApoE4.Info as it faces growth issues and other challenges.

George previously volunteered as an adult literacy tutor, Treasurer for multiple PTA’s, and Bingo Games Manager for a high school band booster club. After more than 10 years as a Boy Scout, he volunteered as a Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor, and Scouting rock climbing instructor. He enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, rock climbing and walking his cat on a leash.

Andrea Steinberg, Director

Andrea is family physician/specialist general practitioner and senior partner of a busy general practice in New Zealand. She has a special interest in lifestyle measures as prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, and dementia. She describes the community as being comprised of a remarkable collaboration of fine minds and dedicated members. She philosophically prefers to take a position of looking at the big picture and favoring a path of moderation in all things. The strategies she currently employs for overall disease prevention are maintaining a healthy weight, exercising (boxing), learning to play the piano, working as a physician, prioritizing sleep, practicing mindfulness meditation, social engagement with family and friends, and eating a plant-based whole foods diet with fish to maximize micronutrients.

Andrea lives with her husband and two dogs. Her two sons are grown and thriving in their careers.

Kimberly Ryan, Director

Kimberly Ryan is an actor, director, and coach who was immersed in the neuroplasticity of performance and rehearsal when her beloved friend of twenty six years, Kathleen, was given a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. Kimberly began researching recovery from memory loss, developing Kathleen’s holistic program, and advocating for Kathleen’s right to live and recover in her own home.

After stumbling upon the first annual ApoE4.Info meet-up at the Buck Institute in May of 2015, the forum and its members have become an integral part of Kathleen’s recovery. This community’s resources, information, and support are truly a beacon of hope.

Kimberly has attended two trainings with MPI Cognition, three of Dr. Dale Bredesen’s Immersion Programs and has a deep appreciation for the challenge of recovering from memory loss while simultaneously suffering from cognitive impairment.

After growing up in Alexandria, Egypt; Tripoli, Libya; Athens, Greece; and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Kimberly has loved living in New York City for more than 33 years between Riverside and Central Parks.