Staff and Support

The Dupuytren Research Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to improve treatment options for a common, yet little-known medical condition. Our key challenges are raising awareness, developing funding resources, and carrying out innovative new research. We’re grateful to have enthusiastic and committed people working to help move our mission forward.


Chief Development Manager Pat Rowan has over 20 years experience with nonprofit organizations in both New York and Florida and has served on multiple boards. She held the position of grants and scholarship manager with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. She is currently the owner of PAR Grant Solutions. Ms. Rowan has helped nonprofit organizations raise over $3,000,000 through grants, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Scholarship Providers Association.

Legal advisor Eric E. Bensen is an internationally recognized intellectual property law author and consultant. He has advised clients throughout the United States as well as in Japan and Europe on intellectual property issues arising in litigation, licensing and transactional matters and has served as an expert witness on matters of intellectual property law. Mr. Bensen works pro bono for the Dupuytren Research Group.