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Who We Are


National Board of Directors

If you would like to contact the national board of directors, please email

  Cos M. Mallozzi, Chair
North Venice, Florida

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D.,
Vice Chair
Charleston, South Carolina

Linda J. B. Baum, O.D.
Moorestown, New Jersey

Katayun Jaffari, Esq.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mark Orozco
San Diego, California
Greg Marion,
San Antonio, Texas

Mary Blades
Springfield, Missouri

Jane Ladas
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Marcia Walker
Edgewood, Washington
Mike Levengood, Esq.,
Lawrenceville, Georgia

Kevin Boyanowski
Charlotte, North Carolina

Bill Martin
Escondido, California

National Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

The Scleroderma Foundation relies on the advice and guidance of our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board with regard to all medical issues. Medical Advisory and Scientific Board members are distinguished researchers and clinicians in scleroderma and related fields. 
For their academic affiliations, biographical or contact information, please refer to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) or the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Membership Directory. You may also email Kerri Connolly, Director of Programs and Services, at for more information about the foundation's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.
Current members of the Scleroderma Foundation Medical Advisory and Scientific Board:

Steering Committee

Virginia Steen, M.D., Chair
Lorinda Chung, M.D.
Maureen D. Mayes, M.D.
Richard Silver, M.D.

John Varga, M.D.,
Immediate Past Chair
Philip Clements, M.D.
Tracy Frech, M.D.
Laura Hummers, M.D.
Robert Lafyatis, M.D.
Robert F. Spiera, M.D.
Jessica Farrell, Pharm.D.
Daniel Furst, M.D.
Sergio Jimenez, M.D.
Janet Pope, M.D.
Kathryn Torok, M.D.
Aryeh Fischer, M.D.
Jessica Gordon, M.D.
Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.S.
Arnold Postlethwaite, M.D.
Maria Trojanowska, Ph.D.
  Members Emeriti  
Frank Arnett, M.D.
Thomas Medsger, Jr., M.D.
Dame Carol Black, M.D. Michael Ellman, M.D.
Frederick Wigley, M.D.

National Office Staff

Robert J. Riggs
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Pearce
Chief Operating Officer
Michael B. Hyde
Senior Finance Officer
Ryan Burrill
Programs and Services Manager
Kerri A. Connolly
Director of Programs and Services
Shenna Gianetta
Research & Programs Manager
David Murad
Director of Chapter Relations
Maureen Zuluaga
Database Manager
Jennifer Dobson
Development Officer
Linda Norris
Database Administrator
Steve Sookikian
Communications Officer
Irina Shuruyeva
Accounting Assistant
Karen Gottesman
Director of Pharma and Biotech Engagement
Molly Paradis
Office Associate