Jonathan Eric Agin, JD
Director of Community Relations
Jonathan has significant legal, biotech, non-profit/for profit organizational, managerial and advocacy experience. Having spent over 19 years in the practice of law, 16 of which were as a full time litigator in Washington, DC and Maryland, he transitioned from legal practice and the law firm that he co-founded following the loss of his daughter Alexis to pediatric brain cancer (DIPG) in January 2011.
Jonathan shifted his professional focus in 2014 and helped co-found a non-profit biotech in Beaverton, OR, the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, where he was the general counsel, institutional official and development liaison. In addition, since September 2015, he has held the role as the Executive Director of the Max Cure Foundation, which focuses upon funding childhood cancer research, financially supporting families and advocacy and policy efforts.
He was recently elected to sit on the National Cancer Institute’s Brain Malignancy Steering Committee assessing Phase II and Phase III paediatric and adult clinical trials for approval or denial. He was an original founding member of the DIPG Collaborative, sits as an editor and contributor for the Canadian Oncology journal Cancer Knowledge Network, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post writing about childhood cancer.
Jonathan holds a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH where he was a member of the Law Review Journal.