VF Board of Directors 2014 – 2015
The VF Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction, policy and agenda for the Vasculitis Foundation. The Board governs on behalf of the VF members and ensures appropriate organizational performance which includes fulfilling the mission of the organization, determining its future direction, and managing the organization’s fiscal health. The Board’s role is to ensure that the VF establishes and maintains the trust of the vasculitis community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in its activities, and accountable for its actions.


Jason Wadler, President, Glencoe, Illinois

Grace Eisen, RN, MSN, President, Lake City, Michigan

Karen Hirsch, Vice President of Resource Development, Glenview, Illinois

George Casey, Jr., Vice President, Resource Development, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Robert Lebovics, MD, FACS, Secretary, New York City, New York

Christine Cox-Marinelli, MD, Chair, VF Research Program, Medicine Lake, Minnesota

Patti Kemp, Chair, Support and Education Committee, Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

Greg Lesko, Hampton, Virginia

Steve Madincea, Hambledon Surrey, England

Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD, Boston, Massachusetts

Bob Sahs, Matawan, New Jersey/The Villages, Florida


Get Involved – VF Committees and Board of Directors

The Vasculitis Foundation is an organization founded by patients for patients, and members of the Vasculitis Foundation as well as other interested parties are encouraged to participate by working on a committee or running for a position on the VF Board of Directors.

Both the VF Board and its committees are especially seeking expertise in finance, technology/website, e-communication, law, advertising, health care professionals and fundraising; but also need individuals who can help with other matters.

The VF Board has been established as a Giving Board. As such, it is a requirement of each director to make a significant personal contribution, as well as lead and support fundraising activities on an annual basis. Experience and influence with other fundraising and philanthropic organizations and individuals would be a great advantage to the applicant.

The board meets quarterly; two meetings are held in person and two meetings via conference call and holds additional meetings as needed.

The VF is committed to broadening and expanding the knowledge, expertise and interests of not only its board members but committee members as well.

Committees welcoming volunteers are the Support and Education Committee and Awareness Committee.  Most committees meet via a monthly conference call lasting approximately one hour.

The committees and board are working groups, so we ask people who are interested to take the potential of a position very seriously with willingness to share their time, talent and treasure.

If you are interested in joining a committee or applying for the board, please contact the VF office.


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