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COVID-19 UPDATE, May 1, 2020: Read the most recent update from the Foundation's Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Leadership Committee regarding COVID-19 information and recommendations for individuals with scleroderma, including links to videos and resources. Read More



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 Advocacy - Ask your House Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 3666
 The Scleroderma and Fibrosis Research and Enhancement Act 
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Get your quarterly subscription to The Voice, the National Foundations publication as well as discounts on various events. Your membership dues also helps to support our educational meetings, along with awareness and research for scleroderma. Mail yours today to the office or click here to join online: Become a member!



About Us

Board of Directors
Peggy HIckman, President
Daniel Furst, M.D., Vice President
Chris Pettit, Treasurer
David Parker, Secretary

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation of Southern California
8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3603

Phone: 424-227-6475
Email: SOCALchapter@scleroderma.org


Andrew Emmett, Executive Director
Tina Burger, Patient Services Director

Emmanuel Munda, Community Development Manager
Lilly Zavala, Office Administrator


The Scleroderma Foundation Southern California Chapter is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  

Federal Tax ID: 77-0229244

Board Members
Alina Agena
Joel Cherman
Chris Corman
Sheetal Desai, M.D. (EMERITUS)
Stephen Elrod
Sharon Friedman
Laura Fuhrman
Patrick Guerre
Helen Greenburg 
Kristy Kubota
Martha Soto
Les Wood

Elaine Furst, Editor Sclero-sun
Sheryl Bishop, Social Media


Our Mission is to SAVE lives and CURE scleroderma through programs committed to SUPPORT, EDUCATION and RESEARCH. 




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Watch videos pertaining to events held by our chapter and a few fun extras. 


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