The debra of America Team

STAFF  

Brett Kopelan
Executive Director

Mike Powers
Director, Finance

Jeanette Gissen
Director, Programs

Meghan Jay
Director, Development

Jason Kelly
Manager, Database

Joseph R. Murray, Esq.
Director, Government & Legal Affairs

Nelta Sanon
Associate, Special Events & Development

Aigerim Saparova
Manager, Social Media & Development

Gabrielle Sedor
Manager, Marketing & Supporter Led Events

Shawn Tavani, R.N.
Acting Nurse Educator

Bethany Tillema
Associate, Programs & Development

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Arlene Pessar, R.N.
debra of America Founder, Brooklyn, NY


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

Richard Gallagher
Chair, Gurnee, IL

Andrew Tavani
Vice Chair, Atlanta, Georgia

J Alec Alexander
Treasurer, Gainesville, GA

Daniel Siegel, M.D.
Secretary, St. James, NY

Angela Christiano, Ph.D.
New York, NY

William Cornman
Sewickley, PA

Faith Daniels
New York, NY

Tom Gillespie
Newtown, PA

Frank Kacmarsky
Anthern, AZ

Brett Kopelan
New York, NY

John Lee
San Francisco, CA

Robert Meirowitz, M.D.
West Windsor, NJ

Leslie Rader
Chair Emeritus, Louisville, KY

Robert Rayl
Atlanta, GA

Jeanne Rohm
San Francisco, CA

Robert Ryan, Ph.D.
Durham, NC

Jouni Uitto, M.D., Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA

James Wetrich
Dallas, TX


SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD  

Alan Arbuckle, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente

Richard G. Azizkhan, MD.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Eugene A. Bauer, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Susan Bayliss, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

Gary Bellus, M.D.
University of Colorado at Denver
and Health Sciences Center

Anna L Bruckner, M.D.
University of Colorado at Denver
and Health Sciences Center

Angela Christiano, Ph.D. (Co-chair)
Columbia University

Richard A.F. Clark, M.D.
SUNY Stonybrook

Jonathan Alden Dyer, M.D.
University of Missouri Health Care

Ervin Epstein, Jr., M.D.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Nancy B. Esterly, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin

Jo-David Fine, M.D.
Vanderbilt University

Elaine V. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Rockefeller University

Sharon Glick, M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Paul Honig, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Gerald S. Lazarus, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Moise L. Levy, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine and
Texas Children's Hospital

Anne W. Lucky, M.D.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Joseph McGuire, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Laurence Miller,M.D.
Potomac, MD

Kimberly D. Morel, M.D.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Amy Paller, M.D.
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Francis Palisson, M.D.
La Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

Neil S. Prose, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

Elena Pope, M.D.
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Juliette Prendiville, M.D.
University of British Columbia

Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Lawrence Schachner, M.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine

Tor Shwayder, M.D.
Henry Ford Hospital

Daniel Siegel, M.D.
Dermatologic Surgery Institute
President, American Academy of Dermatology

Mary K. Spraker, M.D.
Emory University Clinic of Woodruff Medical Center

Jouni Uitto, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-chair)
Thomas Jefferson University

Madeline Weiner, RN
Chapel Hill, NC

Timothy Wright, D.D.S.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill