Our Story

In the heart of a journey fueled by love, resilience, and unwavering hope, the story of Everlum began. It is a tale of a father's determination coupled with a proven entrepreneur and world class scientists to create the potential cure path for families navigating the treacherous terrain of rare diseases.

Everlum's mission is to bridge the gap between cutting-edge medical research, compassionate care, and the families whose lives are forever altered by rare diseases. With a dedicated team of esteemed scientists, researchers, business operators and compassionate individuals, Everlum has changed the way rare disease solutions are provided. We exist so that families, parents and patients have a team to lead the journey to cures.

Our Team


Rick Barkley


Rick Barkley is a successful tech entrepreneur who has been fascinated by the biotech space and what we can achieve to help solve some of the big problems facing humankind...


Casey McPherson

Chief Innovations Officer

In 2018, Casey’s youngest daughter Rose was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, HNRNPH2. He is currently working in the scientific field to bring genetic treatments to children across rare diseases...


Rodney A. Bowling

Chief Science Officer

Rodney Bowling Received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences in 2008 From Texas A&M University Health Science Center Institute of Bioscience and Technology...

Jeffrey Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a seasoned biotech leader with over 25 years of preclinical drug development experience. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has built several drug...

Neda Ghousifam Ph.D.

Lead Scientist

Neda Ghousifam is a highly motivated scientist with an extensive academic background and more than a decade of hands-on experience working in a laboratory setting...

Our Advisors

Aubrie Soucy

Yu Lab

Aubrie earned her B.A. from Wheaton College in May 2016, with a major in Bioinformatics. During her time at Wheaton her studies were focused...

Eric Limm


Eric is currently the Director of Data and Informatics at Orna, where he directs his efforts toward building a data-driven drug discovery organization...

Yael Weiss

CEO Mahzi Therapeutics

Yael Weiss is the CEO of Mahzi Therapeutics. Previously, Yael served as the Vice President of Business Development at Ultragenyx...

Dr. Caroline Martinez

Medical Director of Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Martinez currently works at Mt Sinai Hospital. NY, NY where she serves as the Assistant Clinical Professor Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Pediatrics...

David Whiteman

Vice President R&D at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

David Whiteman, MD, Global Development Team Lead, Rare Metabolic Diseases, Research & Development, Takeda, has dedicated...