Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors


Nancy Gore, Chair

Maria Bournias-Gagliardo, Esq, CPA, Immediate Past Chair

Eric Tobin, Chair-Elect

Anshul Varma, Secretary/Treasurer

Marie Thoming, Member-At-Large


James Armijo

Maria Bournias-Gagliardo, Esq, CPA

Robin M Bowman, MD

Ellen Fremion, MD, FAAP, FACP

Nancy Gore

Tracy DiNunzio

Sheliah Roy

Kathryn Ann Navarette Smith, RN, MN, DrPH

Marie Thoming, PE

Eric Tobin

Anshul Varma

Bryan Vodicka

Dawne Widener-Burrows

Melissa Wiegel

John Wiener, MD



Gage Abell, National Director of Field Relations
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GlenRae Brown, x. 813 Chief Financial Officer
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Jenna Brown, x. 829 National Director of Development
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Leslie Holland, x. 835 Financial Data Entry Specialist
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Sarah Hurst, x. 807 Database Manager
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Stephanie Myers, x. 828 Manager of Corporate and Individual Giving
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Jessica Palmeri, x. 827 National Director Marketing and Communications
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Juanita Panlener, x. 800 National Resource Center Manager
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Ambar Payne, x. 838 Manager of Field Relations
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Libby Riordan, x. 806 National Director of Special Events
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Kiki Setterlund, x. 831 Manager of Special Events
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Giana Spear, x. 808 National Manager of Marketing & Communications
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Sara Struwe, x. 803 President & CEO
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Judy Thibadeau, x. 810 National Director of Research & Services
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Michael Wood, x. 825 Chief Operating Officer
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SBA Medical Director

SBA Associate Medical Director

  • Brad Dicianno, MD, Medical Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology, Director of the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, Medical Director and COO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)


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