Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas + Sam Talbot. The Founders, with the other members of the Executive Board, guide the growth of Beyond Type 1 supported by members of the Leadership, Scientific Advisory, Global Ambassador + Family Councils, and the in-office Team. Together, these groups work to build Beyond Type 1, and change the T1D landscape.

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Founders + Board

Juliet de Baubigny – Founder

Juliet's son Nicolas was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2012 at the age of five. Juliet joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2001, and as a partner works with the firm's portfolio companies on areas of human capital. She has served on numerous national and international non-profit boards and campaigns, most notably Product (RED).

Nick Jonas – Founder

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.

Sarah Lucas – Founder

Sarah's daughter Mary was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1998 at the age of seven. An event designer, writer and lifestyle expert with a passion for philanthropy, she has raised over $15 million for Type 1 charities over the past 15 years. She has served on the board of several Bay Area and national organizations focused on youth, health and education.

Sam Talbot – Founder

Sam was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 12. A star in the culinary world, he has turned his love for food into an innovative career, opening several restaurants and participating in season 2 of Top Chef, where he was named "Fan Favorite." He serves as a role model to adults and children alike by applying his "all-natural" style of cooking to every recipe.

Nate Checketts – Executive Board

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.

Greg Dooley – Executive Board

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.

Tracey McCarter – Executive Board

A dedicated philanthropist, Tracey has raised millions of dollars for Type 1 efforts since her daughter Charlize was diagnosed in 2009 at the age of 4. Tracey earned her MBA from USC and currently serves on the Northeastern Regional Board of Young President’s Organization (YPO). She was recognized in 2017 by the JDRF’s Orange County, CA chapter as its gala honoree, after years of service to JDRF efforts in CA. Tracey has built a Beyond Type 1 community in NYC to bring the virtual community together in real life. She now lives in Scottsdale with her husband Josh & daughters Sydney and Charlize.

Founding Friends

We are grateful to our Founding Friends whose generous support of operations has allowed Beyond Type 1 to build a powerful organization + global brand and become the fastest growing diabetes organization in the world.


Loren + Mike Gordon  |  Amy + John Griffin  |  Cathie + Pitch Johnson | Gisel + Omid Kordestani

Kate + Gregg Lemkau  |   Leslie + William McMorrow  |  Jennifer + John Nordstrom 

Otis Booth Foundation  |  Regina + John Scully

Leadership Council

Science Advisory Council

Global Ambassador Council

Family Council