Community Team

Last updated: November 2022

Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with spinal muscular atrophy. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your SpinalMuscularAtrophy.net team below.

The SpinalMuscularAtrophy.net Team

Abby Schmidt

Abby holds a BA in strategic communication and has a diverse background in public relations, nonprofit marketing, and most recently health and fitness programming. She is passionate about creating a welcoming space for meaningful connection and community. In her spare time, Abby enjoys teaching yoga, exploring coffee shops, attending concerts around the city, and singing with her local a cappella group.

Kathy Smyser

Kathy lives in Pennsylvania with her graduate student daughter and 2 big dogs. Kathy came to Health Union following a position as director of marketing and external relations at Rosemont College. She loves words and language, whether through reading, writing, or helping others find their voices. She enjoys traveling with and visiting her 3 adult children, which has taken her to 10 countries on 4 continents.

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Community Team

Kate Abernethy
Heather Azarewicz
Amrita Bhowmick
Joanna Bodner
Michael Boren
Mark Butler
Minel Cannucciari
Oriana Cardin
Anthony Carrone
Tahirah Chichester
Sarah Coff
Catherine Collazos
Samantha Costa
Julie Croner
Alyssa Davis
Patty Day
Amanda De Leo
Rachel DiStefano
Kayla Drake
Allison Echols
Gabby Formica
Christine Fortin
Jaclyn Gallagher
Bridget Gawinowicz
Courtney Getty
Jacqueline Gottlob
Liz Green
Chris Hall
Reggie Hall
Crystal Harper
Matt Harrison
Sara Hayes
Colleen Heavens
Kayleigh Hill
Kailah Holmes
Angie Hott
Jacqueline Howard
Audrey Innerst
Ilana Jacqueline
Pam Jajko
Marcia Kavulich
Laura Kompanik
Kyler Koons
Danielle Kraft
Alexis Lander
Jess Lipkin
Emily Lux
Jake Maxwell
Kelly McNamara
Sanjana Mehrotra
Kelly Miller
Kelsey Midgett
Ash Muncaster
Pamela Munnelly
Rackel Nderi
Megan Norton
Laura O’Bar
Olivia Ondracek
Torie Pappas
Corene Pettit
Ashley Plaster
Amna Rizvi
Carolyn Rotella
Misty Roussa
Lauren Ruffalo
Sam Sarube
Abby Schmidt
Elizabeth Sexton
Kathy Smyser
Kaitlyn Sutton
Samuel Taylor
Margot Tishberg
Alexa Vecchione
Sarah Wallin
Shayna Yeates
Kristine Zerkowski
Brian Zimorowicz

Cross Community Moderators

Melissa Arnold
Jill Brodie
Kimberly Broughal
Julie Byers
Kelly Dabel
Allyson Ellis
Richard Faust
Donna Flood-Amaya
Lori Duffy Foster
Jessica Hall
Christina Hegarty
Doreen Hribar
Beth Huffman
Latoya Juniel
Aron Korashan
Christine Laaksonen
Cody Leach
Kim Malary
Lauren Mullin
Erin Rush
Erin Tirney

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