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| Greg Miller, OurMed Executive Director
I've had the great honor to work on OurMed over the past year. Drawing on my background in corporate marketing/finance and volunteer management, I've enjoyed helping build OurMed using my experience developing non-profit communities as well as with putting new products in the market place. After attending the University of Michigan to study International Business, I had the privilege to work abroad for nine years for Bosch (Germany), Shearson Lehman Hutton (England) and EDS (Japan). Upon my return to the US in 1996, I've been in New York continuing work developing brands for large companies (All Nippon Airways, Cablevision and Revlon) through 2005.
The community that has developed over the past year has been amazing. We have managed to build up five committees: Fund raising, Tech, Marketing, Recruitment and Content. There have been a few people who've worked full time on this project that I'd like to pay tribute too--Early on with Jonathan Tsao, Lillian Ruiz and Kinneri Shah. Special thanks to Vincent Navarro from Cornell Weil Medical College who's helped narrow down over 25 prospects in developing OurMed Phase 2 with Physician authored verification mechanism as well as a feature to allow Consumer Ratings. Dr. Geoff Hayden has been really wonderful to help create the OurMed Intro Video that you can watch from our homepage. Eileen McGinn, a researcher in the field of Psychiatry, has been also great to forward hundreds of news articles on why we need OurMed. John Volpe, project manager at the Tap Root Foundation, helped immensely with advice on developing OurMed as an organization. Gabrielle Greeves, Claire McNurdy and Elizabeth Grodin have been great at helping with Fund raising prospects and proposal writing. More recently Dr. Stephen Press and Richard Knipel from the Wikimedia Foundation's NYC Chapter have given us great support in helping to grow our content with advice on growing the community. Elise Passikoff has been throwing her expertise in web development into the mix, being a dream-maker with helping to enabling our lofty vision.
And thanks to all the others that have contributed content and have been involved with our weekly community calls--Between five and 15 people have carved out a half hour each Friday to join a Community call where we discuss new ideas for the website as well as issues in the world of medical information. You're invited too--Join us!
You are all amazing--Without you, it wouldn't be "Our Med".