As founding chairman and president, Donn Rubin leads Missouri Cures and its education foundation in advancing medical research and pro-science policies in Missouri. Donn actively works to support a strategy to maximize the region’s potential in biosciences and medical research, while assisting partner organizations throughout the state.
With more than twenty-five years of experience in public policy and community affairs, Dena Ladd has been involved in issues that have both local and national impact. She has used her experience to advocate in both Washington, DC, and Jefferson City for medical research, the children’s health insurance program, and other critical issues.
Ellie Hayes joined the Missouri Cures team in January 2018 and has been working to cultivate an engaged and committed statewide group of key volunteers, as a network of active supporters who work to advance the mission of Missouri Cures. Ellie also helps supporters connect with Missouri Cures through digital platforms, email, and social channels.