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NEWS! Scleroderma Foundation of Southern California and Greater San Diego Chapter Merge to Enhance Support and Education for Scleroderma Patients

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Read the letter from Bill Martin, Greater San Diego Chapter Board President >>

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 5K WALK and Family Fun Day
 Sat, Aug 23rd at Liberty Station
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About Us

Board of Directors

 Bill Martin, President
 Stephen Williams, Vice President
 Cyndy Martin, Treasurer
 Brenda Jones, Secretary

Contact Information

Chapter Contact
Kelly Davidson, Executive Director

SF Greater San Diego Chapter
P.O. Box 502948
San Diego, CA 92150
Phone: 619-655-4342


 Laurie Hansley
 Holly Hauser, MD, Medical Director
 Mark Orozco

Medical Advisory Board
Holly Hauser, MD

 Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD
 Sheetal Desai, MD
 Heidi Gilchrist, MD
 Suzanne Merrill-Nach, MD

Board Member Emeritus
Fletcher Diehl


The purpose of the San Diego Chapter is to support the National Foundation's mission of Support, Education and Research:

  • Support: To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals and educational information.
  • Education: To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature and publicity campaigns.
  • Research: To stimulate and support research to improve treatment and ultimately find the cause of and cure for scleroderma and related diseases.

We have Support Group Meetings every month. The schedule is subject to change, so please see our Support Group page for schedule details and contact information.


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