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Our Team

Adam Brown

Senior Editor, diaTribe

Adam Brown joined diaTribe in 2010 as a Summer Associate, became Managing Editor in 2011, and now serves as Senior Editor. Adam brings nearly 15 years of experience with type 1 diabetes to all of his work at diaTribe, especially in testing out new technology like glucose meters, CGMs, insulin pumps, automated insulin delivery, and mobile apps. Adam also writes an acclaimed column for diaTribe, Adam's Corner, which focuses on actionable tips for living well with diabetes. Through his work at Close Concerns and diaTribe, Adam has brought a patient perspective to numerous venues, including FDA meetings, scientific and industry conferences, and patient events. Adam graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 pursuing concentrations in marketing and health care management & policy. He is passionate about exercise, nutrition, psychology, and wellness, and spends his free time cycling in San Francisco.

Amelia Dmowska

Associate, The diaTribe Foundation

Amelia Dmowska joined The diaTribe Foundation in 2016 after graduating with honors from the University of Chicago, where she completed a degree in English Language and Literature and a minor in Biological Sciences. During her undergraduate years living on the South Side of Chicago, she was heavily involved in working to increase vulnerable populations’ access to health education. She studied at-risk parents’ access to information about healthy childhood development and also worked as a research assistant with Thirty Million Words, an initiative focused on early language learning programs for children living below the poverty line. Through Peer Health Exchange, she taught weekly health classes on mental health, drugs and alcohol, and sexual health in public high schools. Amelia is also passionate about arts education. She was President of ArtShould, a student group that teaches art classes at underfunded elementary schools, and she was the co-founder of StoryArts Summer Camp, an arts and storytelling camp for South Side youth. In her free time, Amelia enjoys art, reading, and writing short stories. She is excited to live in a city where there are so many beautiful murals in addition to the many beautiful views!

Lynn Kennedy

Managing Editor, diaTribe

Lynn Kennedy joined The diaTribe Foundation in 2016 after graduating from Yale University. She received a BS for completion of a double major in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Political Science, with a concentration in Health Policy & Politics, receiving distinction in the latter. Her academic interests are bridged by her passion for understanding how health and wellness are pursued (and improved!) in the society in which we live. During her senior year, Lynn performed type 1 diabetes research on leptin’s antidiabetic effect in rats. She also completed a political science thesis evaluating the UN’s prevention and reaction responsibilities in the wake of the 2010 Haitian Cholera outbreak and in the face of future public health threats occurring alongside UN peace operations. An internship at the Novartis Office for Governmental Affairs in Brussels further contributed to her interest in interdisciplinary solutions to contemporary health challenges. Outside the classroom, Lynn worked as a Recruitment Coordinator at the Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office, served as a Freshman Counselor in one of Yale’s residential colleges during her senior year, and competed with the Yale Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey team prior to sustaining a career-ending head injury. Lynn is excited to join the diaTribe team and explore SF! 

Reed Milnes

Director of Development, The diaTribe Foundation

With over a decade of nonprofit experience, Reed began his career with a focus on environmental issues. Working with San Francisco's Friends of the Urban Forest he managed a comprehensive volunteer program and development efforts including corporate and individual fundraising. Holding both a Master Degree in Nonprofit Administration and Bachelor Degree In English from The University of San Francisco, Reed has dedicated himself to understanding and communicating the value of service to local communities and our community at large. He has managed both small and large team programs and events in addition to developing capitol and ongoing annual fundraising campaigns for a broad spectrum of nonprofits. Recently, Reed brought his experience to The Walt Disney Family Museum, designing and implementing a comprehensive multi tier volunteer program. Now at The diaTribe Foundation, Reed is excited to share his program and development experience to support sustainable growth and increase the positive impact we have on the lives of those living with diabetes.

Ben Pallant

Associate, The diaTribe Foundation

Ben Pallant joined The diaTribe Foundation in 2016 after graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (junior nomination) from Bowdoin College, where he studied Sociology and Chemistry. He has done research on both bio-organic synthesis and public health, the latter project taking place in Siem Reap, Cambodia and focusing on clinical manifestations of dengue fever. During his semester abroad in Vietnam, South Africa, and Argentina, he focused on community-level factors impacting global health. Ben also has a strong love of the outdoors, having spent the last two summers as a hiking guide for kids in the mountains of California and Colorado. When he’s not hiking and camping, Ben loves running, biking, and listening to jazz.

Ava Runge

Program Manager, The diaTribe Foundation

Ava Runge joined The diaTribe Foundation in 2015 after graduating with honors from Brown University with a BS in neurobiology. Her initial interest in diabetes came from her own diagnosis of T1D in 2010, which inspired her to get involved in the global diabetes community. Since then, she has traveled to the Dominican Republic twice to teach diabetes education, learned from diabetes clinicians in Argentina, and conducted research on gestational diabetes at Women and Infant’s Hospital in Providence, RI. During her time at Brown, she worked for Brown Emergency Medical Services as a certified EMT, shift Supervisor, and CPR Program Coordinator. She also actively engaged in the Providence community through volunteering at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, a medical center that serves patients without health insurance, and Food Recovery Network, a national organization that seeks to address food waste and food insecurity by coordinating the delivery of excess food to homeless shelters. Her academic studies culminated in a year of independent research and a senior thesis characterizing brain myelination in children with autism. In her free time, Ava enjoys hiking, traveling, playing fiddle, and exploring the beautiful Bay Area with family and friends!

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