Chief Executive OfficerDr. Bruce E. Bloom

Dr. Bruce Bloom is Chief Executive Officer of Cures Within Reach. His journey to this position started in February 2002, when he became the Executive Director of Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation. In 2005, when Goldman Partnerships created the public charity Partnership for Cures to carry on the Goldman mission, Dr. Bloom became President and Chief Science Officer. In October 2012, Partnership for Cures changed its name to Cures Within Reach to better reflect the focus of its mission: repurposing drugs and other treatments to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly. In 2017, Dr. Bloom became CEO of Cures Within Reach.

Dr. Bloom is visionary of this public charity dedicated to improving patient quality and length of life by facilitating pilot clinical trials testing repurposed treatments designed to be immediately incorporated into clinical use, or moved to commercialization.

Dr. Bloom envisioned and developed developed CureAccelerator®, the only global online repurposing research collaboration platform designed to bring together funders, clinicians, researchers, industry and lay stakeholders to conduct clinical trials that drive more repurposed treatments to more patients more quickly. CureAccelerator was funded with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Bloom has profiled by several journalists following Cures Within Reach, and has been quoted in Newsweek in June 2009 and in May 2010. He and Cures Within Reach have been featured in the Washington Post, NPR's Morning Edition, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Scientist, PharmaTech Outlook, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, Chemical Engineering News, Fierce Biotech, European Pharmaceutical Review, Discover Magazine, and the Marquette Intellectual Property Review.

bg-photoPresident & COO

Barbara Goodman joined Cures Within Reach in the fall of 2017 to help expand the reach and influence of CWR in both the philanthropic and commercial spaces, as well as to foster organizational growth and financial sustainability. Barbara will help Cures develop new partnerships and expand current relationships with donors, sponsors, partners, industry, government, Board members and other volunteer leaders, to further our mission of driving more treatments to more patients more quickly through repurposing research.

Barbara has over twenty years of international business and healthcare / biomedical / life sciences sector business experience, focused on planning and implementation of strategic growth initiatives at both for-profit and not-for-profit corporations. She joined CWR after leading iBIO Institute’s PROPEL Center for nearly 10 years, where she led programs to increase the number and success rate of early-stage life sciences companies in Illinois, and supported iBIO’s international activities.

Clare-Thibodeaux-head-shotDirector of Scientific Affairs

Clare Thibodeaux, PhD joined the Cures Within Reach team in November 2015 with over 10 years of experience in cancer research and cancer philanthropic issues. Clare is responsible for managing Cures Within Reach’s scientific grant outreach and review process, building partnerships with academic institutions, foundations and nonprofits, managing the Science Advisory Board and implementing new scientific initiatives at Cures Within Reach. Clare is also significantly involved with organizing and planning Cures Within Reach meetings and fundraising events. Clare has conducted original scientific research, advocated with state and federal elected officials concerning cancer related issues, and engaged the general public through community outreach. She also has led various committees and boards through her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.

Krejnik headshot croppedCureAccelerator Manager

Samantha Krejnik, MPH is the newest member to join the Cures Within Reach team. She holds both a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Indiana University Bloomington. Samantha has several years of non-profit experience spanning from after-school programming to major healthcare systems throughout Indiana. As a Chicago native, she is excited to move back and apply her skills and practices to her new role as the CureAccelerator Manager.


Susan joined the Cures Within Reach team in May 2014. She likes being part of a small but dedicated team of people who achieve more than a small office should be able to! She especially enjoys event management, keeping the office caffeinated, and working with the Young Professionals Board to advance the mission of CWR.

Susan has a passion for health & wellness, bargain shopping, true crime books & podcasts, cooking delicious meals for her friends, and animal welfare. She is a proud vegan and dedicated runner.

Jessica WayneDevelopment/ Fundraising

Jessica Wayne is joining Cures Within Reach to help steer and grow the
organization's sponsorship efforts. She comes on board as an experienced
development professional, with a strong background in corporate and
foundation fundraising.

In 2006, she formed the development consulting firm Jessica Wayne
Consulting, Inc., focused largely on corporate and foundation fundraising,
and has since worked with health organizations such as the American College of Surgeons Foundation, The Rosecrance Foundation and World Continence Week-USA.

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Partnership for Cures DBA Cures Within Reach is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, tax ID 20-3620169.


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