Suzanne DePaolis, Board Member

Raising Awareness

Suzanne’s passion for education led her through a career in teaching, but a diagnosis of EGPA abruptly changed that life path. She found herself in a position to channel her teaching to directly help other patients understand and manage their illness.

During the 2017 Symposium, Suzanne was publicly recognized for her outstanding work at helping educate patients and raise awareness about vasculitis. When the VF Board invited her to join, she readily accepted.

“I bring a unique point of view which is the patient perspective,” Suzanne explains. “I understand what patients need, and I also understand what we may need in the future. Sharing these patient needs to the Board is very important. I’m both honored and excited to be in that role.”