Prize4Life was founded by a group of Harvard Business School students, including an ALS patient, who believe that prizes will act as powerful incentives to accelerate ALS research.
GOVERNANCE AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS
Avichai (Avi) Kremer
Mr. Avi Kremer was recently re-named CEO of Prize4Life in April 2017. He led the organization as CEO from 2006-2013 and served as a Board member from 2014 through March 2017. He completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and was the recipient of the prestigious HBS Deans Award in 2006. Prior to HBS, Avi was a project manager at Elbit Systems, and Captain in the Israeli army. In 2004, at the age of 29, Avi was diagnosed with ALS. He, along with a couple classmates, co-founded Prize4Life in 2006. In 2007, Avi was awarded the prestigious Lawrence A. Rand Prize from The ALS Association which honors individuals who enrich the ALS community, inspire others, and significantly promote the search for a cure for ALS. In 2011, Avi received the Israeli Prime Minister Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Non-Profit Organization. Avi holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology).
Ms. Katy Vennum is the Operations Manager of Prize4Life. She has worked over ten years in the nonprofit sector, most recently in a senior program management role at the American Heart Association leading the program development and implementation of a quality improvement program. She completed her MPH at The George Washington University and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Health.