Highlands Ranch, Colorado
George joined the VF Board of Directors in 2010 and has served as Vice President of Resource Development and currently serves as the treasurer. He was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s, GPA) in 2006. He believes the VF has a great capacity to positively support and influence patients and caregivers by pooling resources and supporting programs and research at the aggregate level.
George is also the co-investigator of the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (V-PPRN), a partnership of the Vasculitis Foundation, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania and the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC). The V-PPRN seeks to transform how clinical research in vasculitis is conducted by directly engaging patients, investigators, care providers, and health systems to develop research methods to electronically collect health records and patient-reported data on a large number of patients with various forms of vasculitis. The goal of the V-PPRN research program is to conduct high-quality studies that will improve the care and the health of patients with vasculitis by exploring research questions that matter most to patients and advance medical knowledge about vasculitis.
In his professional role, George is the Chief Technology Officer for Junction Solutions, designing and implementing complex business systems for multi-billion dollar organizations. In this role, he directly advises clients on data strategy from both transactional and reporting standpoints, identifying opportunities to leverage “Big Data” concepts and predictive analytics to identify patterns and insight in data leading to truth and wisdom.