The IMF was founded in October of 1990 by Susie Novis, her late husband, Brian Novis, and Prof. Brian G.M. Durie as a means to advance myeloma research, and to develop and implement patient and physician educational programs in the area of multiple myeloma.
Susie was elected Executive Director of the IMF in 1992 and today holds the title of President of the Foundation. Under her direction the IMF has continued to experience impressive growth. Programs that she developed have become models for other organizations around the world. Susie's deep personal commitment to the myeloma community continues to drive the IMF forward -- towards a cure for myeloma.