Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Schumer is the creator, star, writer, and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year. Inside Amy Schumer…

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Margarita Valdez, BA

Margarita Valdez is a senior strategist and policy expert with 19 years of experience and a demonstrated history of success working with various stakeholders in the health care industry. Skilled in policy analysis, government relations, grassroots advocacy, coalition building, and public speaking, Margarita joined HER’s Board of Directors in 2021. Margarita has a B.A. in…

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Parithosh K. Tungaturthi, Ph.D, J.D.

Parithosh K. Tungaturthi (Pari) is an Intellectual Property (IP) professional registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has over 15 years of experience in empowering members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including solo inventors to small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), secure and monetize their innovations across the globe. His expertise…

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April Horsley, PsyD

Dr. April Horsley has spent more than a decade contributing to making a difference in the lives of others because helping people learn to connect with their authentic selves is what she loves. She has over 10 years of experience working in clinical and neuropsychology practices, inpatient and outpatient mental institutions, correctional facilities, and large…

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Jennifer Guo

Jennifer Guo is a current pre-med student at the University of Michigan. She is majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and is especially interested in genetics. In her free time she enjoys art and music. Jennifer is excited to contribute to the HER Foundation’s educational mission and arm more women, families, and healthcare…

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Amber Syed

Amber Syed is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is on the pre-med track and currently plans to major in public health and minor in business. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and enjoys photography, writing, playing soccer, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and dog, Cosmo. Amber shares,…

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Spencer Richards, MHA

Spencer Richards brings strategic and business expertise to the HER Foundation. He has worked for Mayo Clinic as a business consultant for three years, specializing in strategy and process improvement. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, he worked in surgery and continuous improvement at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. Spencer graduated from the University…

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Stella Escobedo

Stella Escobedo is a morning anchor for CBS 8 in San Diego. She’s a mom to two beautiful girls and an HG survivor. Stella suffered with hyperemesis with both of her pregnancies and is now using her voice to raise awareness about HG. She’s passionate about teaching people that hyperemesis is not just morning sickness but a…

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Suzanne Drapeau, MFA

Suzanne Drapeau is our Director of Global Engagement. She has been a HER volunteer since 2004 and became the first paid staff in 2019. Suzanne holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Maine; an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College; and was working on her PhD at the University of Minnesota…

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Sarah Livingston, BA

Sarah is an HG survivor and Human Resources specialist with expertise in accounting and professional development. She heads up our Volunteer Management Program.

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