Scleroderma Foundation, Michigan Chapter

United for a cause.

Thanks to our enthusiastic supporters, patients, donors and friends, we move steps closer to a cure every day.

Making life easier for patients. Making strides toward a cure.

The Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter is here to help.

Check out our new Resource Guide, Physician Directory and printable medication list for scleroderma patients to keep track of their medications and share with physicians, care takers and loved ones.

Welcome to the Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter website. Whether you're a scleroderma patient, have a friend or family member with scleroderma, or just want to learn more about the disease, we are so pleased you're here.

Click around to find information on scleroderma and its effects, strategies for coping with the disease, links for support, and news about fun and educational events sponsored by our chapter.

The mission of the Scleroderma Foundation is focused on four critical goals:

  1. SUPPORT: To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physicians referrals, and educational information.
  2. EDUCATION: To promote awareness and education through patient and professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.
  3. RESEARCH: To stimulate and support research to improve treatment and ultimately, find the cause and cure of scleroderma and related disease.
  4. ADVOCACY: To promote awareness and establish strong relationships with state and federal government representatives in conjunction with the Scleroderma Foundation to support legislative efforts that will augment the quality of life for scleroderma patients and their families.

We're here for you—and we'd love to hear from you.

Want to volunteer, donate, or learn more about the chapter and its events? Feel free to contact us; we're here to help in any way we can.

Contact Information:

Laura Dyas, Executive Director

Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter
23999 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: 248-595-8526


People making a difference.

There are countless scleroderma patients in Michigan who need support from our chapter. The members of our board work hard to raise awareness of our chapter's mission and to ensure each and every patient gets the help they need.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, contact Laura Dyas at (248) 595-8526 or and explore position responsibilities.

Board of Directors
Paul Rybicki, President
Kathryn Rehrauer, Vice President
Gabrielle Cairns, Treasurer
Carol Baldwin, Secretary

Interested in joining our Board? Please fill out our recruitment questionnaire.

Board Members 
Alison Bodie
Tracy Duvall
Taneya Hunter
Chandra Hardick
Wanda McGlown-Hall
Ron Polak
Pamela Pour
Jessica Pospiech-Heltsley, ESQ
Shahein Rajaee

Medical Advisory Board
Carol A. Beals-Kruger, M.D.
Tammy Clark Ojo, M.D.
Iris B. Daniels, M.D.
Dinesh Khanna, M.B.B.S., M.Sc
Henry W. Lim, M.D.
Richard W. Martin, M.D.
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, M.D.
Melvyn Rubenfire, M.D.
Dr. Ashraf Sadeghi-Girgis RN, MSN, SC &T, ND
Mark Saidman, D.D.S.
Elena Schiopu, M.D.
Robert C. Schwyn, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Charles R. Solon, D.P.M.
Laal Zada, D.P.M.
Rene Peleman, M.D.

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