The primary mission of the NICER Foundation is to make cash grants to narcoleptics in crisis where the grant will either resolve the issue immediately or provide a temporary resolution which will to allow the grantee time to obtain other assistance or make other arrangements.


We are also advocates for narcoleptics and people with idiopathic hypersomnia, and we may participate in any variety of projects that are not inconsistent with our primary mission of providing real-time help to narcoleptics.



The NICER Foundation, Inc.'s

Board of Directors


In alphabetical order:


Dr. Christopher J. Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Sleep Center
Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center


Gary (Eliezar) Green, MSW


Karen Malinowski, MS, CCC-SLP, Esq.


Hy (Chaim) Rubenstein, Esq.


Moshe Turner
Founder, NICER Foundation



Medical Advisor

Robert M. Cooper, MD


Science Advisor

Valentina Echeverria, Ph.D.