Scleroderma Foundation, Michigan Chapter

Hand in hand, we're handling scleroderma.

We've accomplished a lot in 2016. With your financial support, we can do even more in the coming year.

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 three 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 so many scleroderma patients in Michigan who need support from our chapter. The members of our Board strive to ensure that each and every one gets the help they need, and to raise awareness of our chapter's mission.

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.

SFMC - Chapter of the Year, 2012

Board Members 
Laura Hunter
Chandra Hardick
Tom Isett
Ron Polak
Jessica Pospiech, 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.

Sincerest thanks to our generous sponsors.