CRPS Kids Foundation Advisory Board Members
Taylor is a senior at Cannon School in Concord, NC. After developing CRPS in 8th grade, she spent almost two years battling symptoms and re-occurrences that created a significant disruption in school, social life and at home. With the support of her family, friends and various medical professionals in pediatric neurology and rheumatology, Taylor’s symptoms have subsided for now and she courageously decided to start CRPS Kids Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to help educate parents and kids affected by this disorder, to provide support and encouragement to teens and kids that are struggling to cope, and to raise money to help find a cure.
Taylor is active at her school and lives with her parents in Cornelius, NC in the Lake Norman area. She has an older brother Brian who attends The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and enjoys staying active with cheerleading (caption), basketball and softball. Taylor also, recently started the varsity dance team at Cannon, and is also a caption of this team.
Co – Founder
Brian was thrilled to be able to help his sister Taylor start CRPS Kids Foundation. Brian was a sophomore in high school when Taylor first developed CRPS symptoms. Although this time was incredibly stressful for Taylor and the family, Brian remained strong and provided lots of support and care.
Today, Brian attended boarding school at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) in Gill, Massachusetts. Brian currently attends The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although away from home, Brian remains very close with his sister and continues to be actively involved with the foundation to spread awareness and help raise money.
Eric is a healthcare private equity investor and joined Council Capital as a General Partner in 2013. Prior to joining Council Capital, Eric worked for several private equity firms including DW Healthcare Partners, The Riverside Company and Norwest Equity Partners. Prior to working in private equity, Eric started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston and also spent time working in management consulting at Marakon Associates. Eric is on the Board of Council portfolio companies AdvaNet, Caregiver and Triad Learning Systems.
Eric is an active member of the Nashville community – including involvement with Siloam Health, the Nashville Health Care Council, Young Life, West Nashville Sports League and his children’s schools. Eric was selected as a member of the 2016 Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program. He received his BA in Finance and Political Science with honors from the University of Illinois.
Chris has over 25 years leadership experience managing healthcare publishing, training and education companies. He is the founder of Entrepreneur’s Growth Network, LLC and was formerly the CEO of Medic First Aid International, Inc., Co-CEO of Health & Safety Institute, Inc. and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Professional Care Education, LLC. Under his direction, these businesses helped train more than 10 million people in CPR, first aid, OSHA safety training and caregiver certification. He is passionate about improving quality of care and raising standards through education.
Chris received his AB from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. He lives in Cornelius, North Carolina and enjoys boating and fishing on Lake Norman with his wife Julie and two teenage children Taylor and Brian.