Director of Research and Patient Engagement
June Kinoshita, Director of Research and Patient Engagement, joined the FSHD Society in 2012 and served as its Executive Director until September of 2017. Previously, June co-founded and served as Executive Editor of the Alzheimer Research Forum, the pre-eminent Web community for researchers in neurodegenerative disorders. June has worked closely with a variety of foundations to develop initiatives for multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other disorders. She is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded N-of-One, Inc., a pioneering targeted oncology company.
June serves on the National Board of the BrightFocus Foundation. June graduated from Harvard College, where she concentrated in physics, and began her career as a science journalist, working as a writer and editor for Scientific American, Science, The New York Times Magazine, and many other national publications. June and her husband, Tod Machover, have two daughters and live in Waltham, MA, where they tend to cats, goats, and a farm dating to 1790. She enjoys music of all genres, from opera to American Idol.