Linda Tannenbaum—Executive Director

As a health care professional and a parent of a patient, Ms. Tannenbaum joined OMF as Executive Director in order to focus her full-time attention on promoting and raising funds for collaborative medical research as well as setting up programs to help those suffering with chronic illness. With years of executive management experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Ms. Tannenbaum set up and ran a successful independent clinical laboratory for over 21 years. Ms. Tannenbaum left the clinical world to set up the Open Medicine Foundation because she has a passion to find answers via research.

As a promise to their daughter, who has ME/CFS, Ms. Tannenbaum and her husband started their own non-profit, Neuro-Immune Disease Alliance (NIDA), as well as joined the board of Simmaron Research for the purpose of seeking out and helping to fund research for diagnoses and treatments for neuro-immune diseases. Ms. Tannenbaum is also a board member of the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance (LABCA).


Elizabeth Horn

Elizabeth HornMs. Horn is Co-Founder and President of the Autism Recovery Consortium, a California nonprofit whose mission is to increase awareness of Autism recovery and provide support for families engaged in that process. She also co-founded, along with Dr. Martha Herbert of Harvard and Michael Lerner of Commonweal, NPART, a rapidly growing group of doctors and researchers dedicated to changing the paradigm of Autism through research and treatment.

In her twenty plus year role as President of Horn Productions, Inc., Ms. Horn has made dozens of films, most of them corporate vision movies for many of the major high tech companies. More recently, she has been producing and directing documentaries including “Finding the Words,” an award-winning documentary about children recovering from Autism, which has been broadcast in over thirty countries around the world. Her current film project, “In Our Own Hands,” chronicles the quantified self movement. Ms. Horn is also co-founder of MedicalMine’s ChARMTracker software—a patient portal and physician’s EHR developed for managing chronic multi-factorial diseases. Before founding her film production company in 1984, she was a marketing executive for several Silicon Valley firms.


Patti Linsley

Patricia LinsleyMs. Linsley is a Senior Vice President of Crescent Capital Group LP. She is responsible for Human Resource services and overall office management. In addition to managing all of the staff at Crescent Capital Group’s multiple branches, Ms. Linsley oversees facilities management, the annual Partners Conference and several other administrative areas of the firm. Prior to joining the team as an office manager in 1991, Ms. Linsley worked in the International Capital Markets Group and High Yield Bond Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc.




Richard P.C. Rodgers, MD, PhD

2013_02_20_Rodgers_picR. P. C. Rodgers is currently a Professor at UCSF with a focus on informatics research and training.

Previously he was Clinical Officer at the FDA in the office of Orphan Product Development where he leveraged informatics to identify overlooked therapies for rare diseases, created a network-based course in the science of small clinical trials and reviewed grant and orphan drug applications.  Dr. Rodgers joined the FDA from the NIH, where he had the distinction of being the first physician to actively develop biomedical applications for the Web.  At the NIH he was the Founding Chair of the National Science Foundation’s Web Consortium, co-created the first large catalogued image archive for the Web and devised and directed an Internet-based multimedia course, “The Science of Small Clinical Trials.”  Dr. Rodgers received training at Harvard College and the University of Utah College of Medicine and received postdoctoral training at the University of London, NCI’s Laboratory of Theoretical Biology, and the International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Brussels).  He completed training in Clinical Pathology within the Department of Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  He has published extensively and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Computers in Biology and Medicine.


H. Kenneth Walker, MD, PhD

Pix HKWDr. Walker is Professor of Neurology at Emory University and the CEO of Partners for International Health, a non-governmental organization focused on providing advanced medical training to physicians and nurses in underdeveloped countries.  The organization is funded by grants from the US Agency for International Development and the government of Georgia and has four ongoing projects in that country.
During his years at Emory, Dr. Walker has been deeply involved in medical education, as director of the internal medicine residency program, director of the junior medicine clerkship and sophomore clinical methods; organizing medical data and evaluating the surgical patient, and as a writer and editor on a number of books focused on physical diagnosis. A particular interest has been the application of computers to medicine: he was instrumental in establishing a pioneering electronic medical record at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, and has been a member, chair and senior consultant to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine since 1992.  From 1997-2008 he served on the White House Regional Fellowship Selection Committee and currently is collaborating with Nobel Prize winner Mohammad Yunus to develop an improved health care system for Bangladesh and other resource-challenged countries.



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