Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas + Sam Talbot with a focus on education, advocacy and the path to a cure for type 1 diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today. A new model of philanthropy, Beyond Type 1 aims to change what it means to live with chronic illness.

The Board of Directors is the governing body for Beyond Type 1, providing ultimate oversight for all organization activities and affairs. The Board of Directors work closely with Staff and Leadership Council to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals, as well as the long-term sustainability and success of the organization.

Board of Directors

Nate Checketts, Chairman

Nate is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a premium men’s activewear company founded in 2014. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for and consulted with some of the biggest tech and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The NFL, Legends, FanVision and Sport Radar, and serves on the board of Veritone.  Nate graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance and is an avid entrepreneur who founded 4 companies before the age of 30. Nate was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 25. He and his wife Dayna reside in Connecticut with their boys Gabriel, William and Nicholas.

Juliet de Baubigny OBE

Juliet joined BDT and MSD Partners in January 2024 as Partner and Global Head of Technology to ramp up the organization's efforts in the tech sector. Prior to BDT and MSD Partners, Juliet served as a General Partner at Bond Capital, where she focused on emerging technology companies in the U.S. and Europe. She has been actively involved with investments in Spotify, Omio, Brex, FabFitFun, and Spotahome. Prior to joining Bond, Juliet was a Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins. Over an 18-year career she worked closely with a broad number of companies including Amazon, Google, Nest, Bloom Energy, Chegg, and Beyond Meat. She has advised founders and CEOs on company building, leadership development, and strategic partnerships. Juliet is a passionate champion of innovation and philanthropy, and is a member of the board of Product (RED). Juliet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Her son Nicolas was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2012 at the age of five.

Greg Dooley

Greg and his wife, Kristina, are the proud parents of triplets, Mia, Isabella and Max. His daughter, Isabella, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012 at the age of 2. Greg previously served on the Board of JDRF Northeast Ohio, is an active Type 1 diabetes advocate and, together with his wife, shares his family’s journey with Type 1 via social media @InspiredByIsabella. Greg is a finance executive at Goodyear and resides in Ohio with his family.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka is a multi-faceted talent and one of the most recognized personalities in the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards as an actor and producer, with more than sixty international and Hollywood films to her credit. The Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors, was conferred on her in 2016. Priyanka is a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and recipient of the prestigious Danny Kaye Humanitarian award. She is also a Global Citizen ambassador, and is involved in a number of efforts to protect children’s rights and to promote the education of girls around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Nick, and Diana, Gino, and Panda, their three dogs.

Nick Jonas

Nick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of thirteen. The multi-platinum selling recording artist, talented actor and philanthropist continues to support charitable causes that are close to his heart while encouraging youth to follow their dreams in spite of their struggles. He has served as an advocate for a variety of important issues, including health and education for our youth, human rights and most notably diabetes.

Marla Oringer, Board Advisor

Marla and her husband, Robert, had already been involved in the diabetes industry as developers and marketers of innovative products for more than seven years when their two children were diagnosed in 1997 with type 1 diabetes—Cory at age three and Justin at age nine months. Over the past 26 years, Marla has invested in and helped nurture companies and organizations centered around improving the lives of those living with diabetes both T1D/T2D. Her involvement includes angel investing, forging strategic partnerships, advising on how to maximize marketing initiatives and garner awareness for the cause and the supporting organizations. Marla is the Executive Producer of the documentary "The Human Trial," a film that highlights the necessity to drive forward cure focused diabetes research, clinical trial awareness and access.

Tracey McCarter

Tracey McCarter has been a part of the organization since its inception in 2015 when she served on the organization’s Leadership Council. In 2018, she was elected to the Board of Directors. For over a decade, she has served as a dedicated philanthropist, raising millions of dollars for type 1 efforts since her daughter Charlize was diagnosed in 2009 at the age of 4. She was recognized in 2017 by JDRF’s Orange County chapter as its Gala Honoree, after years of service to JDRF efforts in California. Prior to joining the world of philanthropy, she held a variety of operations, marketing, and managerial positions at various companies. She currently serves on the Spouse & Partner Community Board for the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Josh and daughters Sydney and Charlize.
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Beverly Jackson's Headshot
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Beverly Jackson's Headshot

Beverly Jackson

As vice president of brand and product marketing, Beverly leads Zillow's brand, product and partner marketing, and events and experiential marketing teams. Together, these teams are responsible for defining the core essence of what Zillow means to their customers, partners and employees, bringing their products’ stories to the market, and creating experiences that deliver on their brand promise. Beverly was most recently at Twitter, where she oversaw global consumer marketing, brand, social and consumer product marketing teams. She has also held leadership roles at Activision Blizzard, MGM Resorts, Yahoo and the Recording Academy. Beverly was named one of Ad Age’s Leading Women in 2022, also serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries, and is a sought after speaker and author. Beverly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Howard University and her Master’s of Public Administration on Management and Policy from Baruch College.
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Emeka Ofodile's Headshot
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Emeka Ofodile's Headshot

Emeka Ofodile

Emeka Ofodile recently joined Apple as head of Sports Marketing. He previously spent two decades at ESPN — most recently serving as vice president of Sports Marketing — where he built award-winning brand platforms, pioneered sports music strategy, and championed Black businesses. He established collaborations with major brands and celebrities, and has received multiple industry awards.
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Ed Beccle's headshot
Beyond Type 1 Board Member Ed Beccle's headshot

Ed Beccle

Ed Beccle is a serial entrepreneur who has raised over $100M for his startups, including Glorify, the world’s largest spiritual and wellbeing app — most recently valued at $250M — and Hinsta Performance, a global human high-performance coaching company that counts Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the world’s leading athletes as its clients. Mr. Beccle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 13.

Meet the Beyond Type 1 Team and Leadership Council