Our Story

In 2004, a little boy named Simon Sudman was born. He weighed almost seven pounds and had an APGAR score of eight and nine. He was 50% for weight and 25% for height. Every few hours, he’d finish a bottle (except for a four-hour stretch overnight). At seven weeks, Simon smiled for the first time. He died 47 days later. The initial prognosis was sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The pediatrician told Phyllis and Darren to get their hearts checked, and Phyllis, was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). This condition has been linked to up to 15% of all SIDS deaths.

The Sudmans started Simon’s Fund (a 501(c)(3) organization) to prevent other parents from losing a child to sudden cardiac arrest.

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Our Leadership

Executive Committee:

Darren  Sudman,  Esq.  

Co-Founder and Simon's Dad
Executive Director, Simon's Fund

Ken  Fair,  Esq.  

Secretary
Partner
Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt

Mark  Koenig    

Board Chair
Area VP of the NE Atlantic
Boston Scientific

Mitchell  Bednoff,  CPA  

Treasurer
Partner
Sage Financial Group

Phyllis  Sudman    

Co-Founder and Simon's Mom
Director, eBay Enterprise

Board of Directors:

Adam  Kaye    

Senior Product Director 
DePuy Synths, a J & J Co.

Bonnie  Rothenstein    

VP, Marketing Communications
SAP

Craig  Nurick    

Director of Sales
Pearson

Darren  Sudman,  Esq.  

CEO & CoFounder
darren@simonsfund.org 

David  Shipon,  MD  

Chief Medical Officer
Cardiologist
Heart Center of Philadelphia

Dorothy  Wilson    

Event Planner
Arrangements Unlimited

Eldwin  Thay    

Director, Strategic Planning Ricoh Americas Corporation

Eric  Haron    

Manager, Convertible Bonds
Susquehanna International Group

Marc  Rayfield    

Richard  Margulies,  Esq.  

Shareholder
Christie & Young, P.C.

Scott  Brucker,  Esq.  

SVP & General Counsel
NFI Industries, Inc.