New OurBrainBank CEO
The OurBrainBank board is pleased to announce the appointment of Kipling Beardsley, MPH, as CEO. Jessica Morris, living with glioblastoma since 2016, will remain founder and Chair of the board.

Kip is a senior global public health expert with over 25 years of experience in infectious and chronic disease programs, advocacy, and capacity development. Much of his work has been in the field of HIV, which he saw evolve from a terminal diagnosis in the 1980s to a treatable one — thanks to the activism of people living with HIV.

“One of the things I love about the field of public health is the holistic view of individual, family and community health. I look forward to engaging the wisdom of patients, caregivers, researchers, and clinicians to continue Jessica’s vision for OurBrainBank.”

Kip lives with his husband in New York City and is an avid theater goer, cook, and knitter. The board welcomes Kip to the OurBrainBank family and is excited about the passion he brings to build on Jessica’s vision.

Jessica founded OurBrainBank in 2018 as an all-volunteer non-profit. Appointing a CEO is the next step for us to continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of people living with GBM.

Jessica said, “I’m happy to name our first CEO, Kip Beardsley. I know he’ll be brilliant and continue to build on our accomplishments. One day soon, I believe, we’ll reach our goal of moving glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients.”

Kip starts on May 17, 2021 and may be reached at

OurBrainBank founder Jessica Morris, filmed in 2020, speaking about Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Watch until the very end for some Jessica charm!

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Here's how you can help this May:

  • Share this post with Jessica's 2020 video on your Facebook
  • Tell your GBM story on your social media and tag #OurBrainBank
  • Give to OurBrainBank
  • Go Grey in May — if you color your hair, embrace the grey this month and donate what you would've spent on color to brain cancer research.

#GoGreyinMay #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #OurBrainBank #glioblastoma #GBM

Donate or JustGiving 
Set up crowdsourcing page 
Create a Facebook fundraiser
Select OurBrainBank on
Checks: OurBrainBank P.O.Box 835 Telluride, CO 81435-0835
Cheques: OurBrainBank UK, 41 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BA

Right here, right now, I’m feeling good, able to enjoy life, make a contribution, smile meaningfully, and look forward to tomorrow.

Jessica Morris
Founder and Chair
Living with glioblastoma
Photo by Maria Spann
Our study using a free smartphone app is for GBM patients and carers in the UK or US (patient must be 18+)
Registration codes: OBBUK (in the UK) or  OBB100 (in the US)

Please spread the word. More than 600 people have downloaded the app. The more people we have, the more progress we'll make. 
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Thanks to our partners & supporters 

The OBB study has approval by the IRB in the US and University Ethics in the UK.
OBB launched in the US in 2018 and is a 501(c)3. UK Registered Charity #1184699.

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