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National Board of Directors

If you would like to contact the National Board of Directors, email board@scleroderma.org.

Cos Mallozzi

No. Venice, FL

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Charleston, SC
Greg Marion
San Antonio, TX
Mary Blades
Springfield, MO
Katayun Jaffari
Philadelphia, PA
Lee Roy Jones
Minnetonka, MN
Robert Kacick
Marion, IA
Bill Martin
Escondido, CA

Robert Slappey
Lewisville, NC

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 also can email Kerri Connolly, Director of Programs and Services, at kconnolly@scleroderma.org for more information about our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Current members of the Scleroderma Foundation Medical Advisory and Scientific Board:

Steering Committee

John Varga, M.D., Chair
Maureen D. Mayes, M.D. Richard Silver, M.D.  Virginia Steen, M.D. 


Philip Clements, M.D. Lorinda Chung, M.D. Aryeh Fischer, M.D.
Tracy Frech, M.D. Daniel Furst, M.D.
Jessica Gordon, M.D.
Laura Hummers, M.D.
Sergio Jimenez, M.D.   Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.S.  
 Robert Lafyatis, M.D.  Janet Pope, M.D.    Arnold Postlethwaite, M.D.  
Robert F. Spiera, M.D.     


Members Emeriti

Frank Arnett, M.D.  Carol Black, M.D.  Michael Ellman, M.D.   
Thomas Medsger, Jr., M.D. Frederick Wigley, M.D. 

National Office Staff

Robert J. Riggs
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Pearce
Chief Operating Officer
Kerri A. Connolly
Director of Programs and Services
Jennifer Dobson
Development Officer
Ryan Burrill
Programs and Services Manager
 Edward J. Garvey
Finance Officer
Shenna Gianetta
Executive Assistant
David Murad
Director of Chapter Relations
Molly Paradis
Office Associate
Linda Norris
Database Administrator
Irina Shuruyeva
Accounting Assistant
Maureen Zuluaga
Database Manager