VPPRN co-Principal Investigator Dianne Gooch Shaw was diagnosed with GPA in 1995. She is a past Board member and president of the Vasculitis Foundation. During her presidency, the Board of the previously named Wegener’s Granulomatosis Support Group invited other vasculitis organizations to collaborate with the WGSG under the new name Vasculitis Foundation. Shaw previously served as co-chair of the RIPE committee of the VPPRN. She retired in 2013 after 30 years as a director of communications for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.