Technology Advisory Board

alanbakermdALAN BAKER – Alan Baker was an Air Force pilot for five years, a business manager for seven years, and an IT team leader at IBM for 28 years. His specialties at IBM were server-based applications in finance, procurement, and planning. Now he hosts websites and consults for nonprofits. Alan is a volunteer for AARP Fraud Watch Network, specializing in internet security.

ruthpic1RUTH INEZ HARING – Executive Director. Ruth is the Past-President and current board member at US Chess ( and a board member at CalChess ( both 501(c)(3) organizations for chess players and supporters. Ruth comes to the EDF from a rich Silicon Valley background. From US Chess to working at IBM and Ebay on mergers and acquisitions worldwide, her non-profit governance, technical background and enterprise project management skills perfectly match the foundation’s mission.

ericpic1ERIC DREW – Founder / Spokesperson / Chairman / Patient Advocate. Eric is currently serving his 11th year as chairman of the EDF. Although he is busy with his professional career managing a variety of domestic and international companies and investments, his passion is helping people who are struggling to survive like he was. He spends many hours each day consulting individual patient cases and promoting the foundation bearing his namesake. He still has substantial medical issues to deal with resulting from his extensive treatment but doesn’t let it slow him down. He enjoys golfing, hiking, lecturing and traveling the world empowering people and giving hope along the way.