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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Lyle Brooks, JD

Lyle Brooks New York attorney with 30 years’ experience in complex civil and commercial litigation who has served as a Volunteer and Referral Coordinator with HER since 2013 and has been involved in HG advocacy since 2006. Lyle coordinates support for families who contact the Foundation. He moves the mission forward in this core area…

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Rachael Hemmert, MSPH

Rachael Hemmert is a survivor of severe hyperemesis. She works in epidemiology and enjoys hiking, skiing, and camping with her husband, son, and Australian Shepherd puppy.

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Dominique Albrecht, MPA

Dominique Albrecht is passionate about helping families navigate through the difficult journey of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). She brings a background of administrative and policy experience and currently is a Senior Management Analyst in the Office of the City Manager. Previously, she worked in healthcare policy in Washington, D.C. Dominique has a Bachelors Degree in Law…

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Jeremy King

“Husbands and fathers need to understand that HG needs to be taken seriously. Although your family and friends may tell you it is just morning sickness, it is not, it does not even come close. The most important thing fathers can do is support the HG women in their life and be an advocate for…

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Tata Traore-Rogers, MPH

Tata Traore-Rogers is a seasoned nonprofit executive and a passionate advocate for women’s rights, in the US and abroad. She suffered severe HG with both of her daughters born in 2002 and 2005. Tata is currently the Executive Director of Manifesta, an independent digital campaigning platform grounded in human rights and feminist principles. Tata is…

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Kelly Ryerson, MBA

Kelly Ryerson is an environmental health writer, filmmaker, and ardent public health advocate.  After suffering two times with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Kelly left her career in finance to study functional health, nutrition, and disease prevention. She particularly focuses on the ways in which our food system, soil, and microbiome have been corrupted by the rampant use…

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Linda Newgent, RN

Linda Newgent is an OB RN, Director of Training and Development for Optum OB Home Care, and a national speaker for Optum OB Homecare. She has created and implemented multiple CEUs including “NVP: It’s not just hyperemesis.” She leads the development and ongoing evolution of the Optum NVP program with continuous subcutaneous infusion of antiemetic…

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Patrick M. Mullin, MD, FACOG

Dr. Patrick Mullin is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Mullin is an active researcher in women’s health,…

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