80 / 100

The CRDN team

More about our team

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - CRDN | Team | Jo Balfour 1

JO BALFOUR

Managing Director

Jo is a founding member of CRDN and Managing Director.  She directs and controls the charity’s operations and to gives strategic guidance and direction to the board.  Read JO’s background here in the Womanthology Magazine.

Jo leads the creative and operational development of CRDN’s unique and innovative events programme to raise awareness about rare disease and promote cross-sector collaboration. She is the founder of the charity’s regional rare disease community group, Unique Feet, and oversees all other aspects of the charity’s work.

From a background in Special Educational Needs Management and as an advisor for Looked After Children in schools, Jo’s 25 year career in education has been one which offered support and challenge to schools to provide the best care for young people living in exceptional circumstances to enable them to achieve aspirational goals in all aspects of their lives. She has continued this ethos of support and challenge into her work in rare diseases, aspiring to a world where all those affected by rare diseases receive exceptional care, treatment and support.