Founders

Kimber Wakefield MacGibbon, MS, BSN, RN

United States | Executive Director | Co-Founder
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Jeremy King

Co-Founder
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Ann Marie King

Co-Founder
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Board of Directors

Aimee Brecht-Doscher, MD

United States | Medical Advisor | Board of Directors since 2018
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Marlena S. Fejzo, Ph.D

United States | Research Director | Board of Directors since 2018
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Kristina Kincaid, MS

United States | Board of Directors since 2019
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Kimber Wakefield MacGibbon, MS, BSN, RN

United States | Executive Director | Co-Founder
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Kelly Ryerson, MBA

United States | Board of Directors since 2018 | Chair 2021-present
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Amy Schumer

United States | Board of Directors since 2022
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Advisory Council

Nada Al-Hamalawy, MPA

Egypt | Board of Directors 2018-2022 | Advisory Council 2022
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Tim Blake, MA

Australia | Board of Directors 2018 - 2021 | Advisory Council 2021 - present
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Judy Chen, PharmD

United States | Advisory Council since 2023
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Sarah Coffman, MSW, LCSW

United States | Board of Directors 2018 - 2020 | Advisory Council 2020 - present
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Erika Giraldo

Erika Giraldo, DNP, ARNP

United States | Advisory Council since 2023
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April Horsley, PsyD

Germany | Board of Directors 2021-2023 | Advisory Council 2023-
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Sarah Livingston, BA

Advisory Council since 2018
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Rachel Lobdell

United States | Advisory Council since 2024
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Elizabeth Lowder, MSW, LCSW

United States | Board of Directors 2018 - 2021 | Advisory Council 2021 - present
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Kareema Mitchell Allen, JD

United States | Advisory Council since 2023
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Michelle T. Nguyen, MD, FACOG

United States | Advisory Council since 2024
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Chidinma Onweni

United States | Advisory Council since 2024
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Hoda Shawky, MSN, CPNP, PMHS, IBCLC

United States | Advisory Council since 2023
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Margarita Valdez, BA

United States | Board of Directors 2021-2023 | Advisory Council 2023-
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Staff

Nicole Lyashenko-MacGibbon

Communications Manager
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Kayleigh Schlaefli

Volunteer and Support Manager
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Interested in being on the HER Foundation Board?

The HER Board meets quarterly and aims to have an annual meeting in Los Angeles. Board leadership annually evaluates the number of members and needs of the Foundation to determine if additional members are needed. HER aims to have a board with diverse skills and backgrounds from finance and business, to technology, policy and health care. All HER Board members have experience with HG and a passion for the cause.

New members are invited as the need arises, though anyone may email the Foundation a resume for consideration. Member qualifications include willingness and time to participate in quarterly meetings, capability to initiate and contribute to projects monthly and as needed, ability to attend or support medical conferences or HER events periodically, and skill and/or education that offers substantial value to the mission and goals of the Foundation. Board applicants spend on year on the Advisory Council before promotion to the Board of Directors.

The HER Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups and also desires applicants from outside of the US. HER has a global vision and endeavors to support and improve the care of all with HG.