Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors represent BCMFF and advocate for our cause across a multitude of platforms.

They participate in public events, interviews and conferences. And also, importantly, connect and meet with potential donors. All with the purpose of advocating for a cure for BCM and spreading knowledge and awareness of the disease.

Our Ambassadors help to drive the future of BCMFF and facilitate the support of public or private fundraising activities (such as sporting competitions, charity dinners, auctions and international conferences).

If you want to organize a fundraising or advocacy event in your area or if you want to become a BCMFF Ambassador, please contact our Chairman: John.Cavitt@BCMFamilies.org, info@BCMFamilies.org
and download our Toolkit.

 

John Mark Cavitt

Director of Ambassadors BCM Families Foundation

John Mark and his wife Leah have three children affected by BCM. He is dedicated to spreading awareness of Blue Cone Monochromacy and ensuring a cure for future generations.

When he’s not discussing biotechs, BCM research and fundraising opportunities, John Mark is also the founder and chief executive officer of Covenant Testing Technologies, an upstream oil and gas company based out of Houston Texas.

He has an extensive background in leadership in the energy industry. In 2013, John Mark founded Covenant Testing, and within five years, it was the largest, privately owned oilfield service company in the United States.

Mark Young

Mark is retired and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his grandson have BCM, as well as several of his
uncles and cousins. BCM has had a major impact on his family so a cure would be a life-changing event for
many in his family. Mark and his wife Diane especially want to be helpful in finding a treatment or cure
for their 4-year-old grandson Zachary.

Mark graduated from the University of Georgia in 1979 with a major in Accounting and became a C.P.A.
(Certified Public Accountant). After 10 years in public accounting with Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, Mark worked in senior finance positions as Controller, Treasurer, or Chief Financial Officer for five large public companies. After 10 years as Treasurer of Equifax, Mark retired in 2016.

Mark’s primary goal is to raise awareness and funding for a BCM cure or treatment so that the lives and
futures of young men and boys with BCM will be significantly changed for the better.

Marylee Dilling Mohn

BCM Families Foundation

Marylee’s son, father, and two cousins have BCM. Like most affected families, the correct diagnosis wasn’t made until 2017 when her son was diagnosed by genetic testing.

Marylee is an alum of UNC-Chapel Hill and Jefferson Medical College and competed residency at Baylor College of Medicine. After four years in private practice as a dual-boarded internist and pediatrician, she now works at a private equity firm in New York City.

Her goal is to raise awareness and find more funds to achieve gene therapy for BCM.

Trudi Dawson

Trudi Dawson lives in East Sussex in United Kingdom and has 3 children, only one of whom has BCM.
Before moving from London Trudi worked in Advertising and Marketing Communications for 15 years.

In 2006, Trudi also became a Birth and Post­‐Natal doula, supporting families before, during and after childbirth. She is now a full-­‐time Doula, Antenatal Teacher and Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher.

She is an active sportswoman as well as being a keen horse-­‐rider. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the charity ‘Look Sussex’, supporting Visually Impaired Children and their families. Trudi has a particular passion for bringing the global BCM family together to support each other and help each family member reach his potential.