The Caregiver Relief Fund was established in 2009.

The Caregiver Relief Fund was born out of the direct caregiving roles from each of the founders. America is facing a massive crisis of the family. Caregivers are being crushed. We witnessed hundreds of caregivers enduring similar challenges. And the number one challenge we found was severe pressures on their time, health and financial resources. The consequences are massive. We are here to address this challenge.

We want caregivers to have the time needed to get a long-term plan in place. This starts with getting them some relief and time. We created the Caregiver Relief Fund to respect caregivers, build strong families and ultimately help America face one of its single largest challenges: the aging of America and its impact on caregivers.

The Caregiver Relief Fund is a non-for-profit corporation which is registering for its 501 ( c) 3 status. It is a social venture committed to being a voice for caregivers and a resource for them.

Michael TS Lindenmayer
Founding Partner + Chairman

Michael is the founder of the Caregiver Relief Fund. Michael has a long history of building social ventures. He was an early adopter of the award winning leading micro-credit institution, the Grameen Bank (www.grameen-info.org) and of the leading literacy organization, Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org). He is a founding partner in the Rio Leadership Institute (www.ilrio.com.br) and of the South Leadership Institute (www.southleadership.com). He is part of the brain trust of World Blu (www.worlblu.com), the leading think tank on democratically run companies.

Michael commenced his career in investment banking. He worked at Morgan Stanley in their New York and London offices. He did post-graduate research for James P Womack during his tenure at MIT. He is speaker on caregiving issues, frequent radio guest and committed champion of caregivers. He graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College. Michael is a partner in an consulting firm and speaks 5 languages.

Sydel Charlier
Sydel Charlier is a partner and managing director of San Diego Homecare Supplies, a family owned home medical product and supply company. Sydel is also an instructor of the Lebed Method, a therapeutic exercise and movement program designed for the chronically ill to improve range of motion, balance and emotional well-being.

Prior to joining the family business, Sydel worked in the London office of McKinsey & Company. Ms. Charlier graduated Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs and Economics. She holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and an MA in International Studies and Portuguese from The School of Arts and Sciences of The University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Innovation.

Sydel and her family live in San Diego.

Ryan Whitmore

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Brief (www.elderbrief.com), a publication dedicated to educate and inform elders and caregivers of the products and services available to assist them in their journeys. Prior to his role at Elder Brief, Ryan was a financial analyst based in Chicago.

Ryan and his wife live in Chicago.