We would like to thank all of our National Lupus Partners Network members for their ongoing guidance and support in the planning and execution of lupus education and awareness initiatives. 

Partners United for Lupus Sustainable Education and Awareness Program Advisory board members

  • Sam Lim, MD, MPH - Emory University, Chair
  • Annette Myarick - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
  • Dyan Zapeda - Lupus Advocate
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
  • Sean Nolan - Lupus Advocate
  • Wendy Rogers - Lupus Advocate


Lupus Foundation of America chapters, regional offices, community partners 
  • DC/Maryland/Virginia Chapter 
  • Florida Chapter 
  • Georgia Chapter 
  • Greater Ohio Chapter 
  • Heartland Chapter (serves Missouri and Southern Illinois) 
  • Indiana Chapter 
  • Iowa Chapter 
  • Lone Star Chapter (serves Dallas, Texas and surrounding counties)  
  • Mid-South Chapter (serves Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama)
  • New Jersey Chapter (serves all counties down to and including Mercer and Ocean) 
  • North Carolina Chapter  
  • Northeast Region (serves New York and Connecticut) 
  • Pacific Northwest Region (serves Washington and Oregon)
  • Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter (serves Greater Philadelphia, and the 7 counties south of Trenton) 
  • Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (serves Houston and surrounding counties) 
  • Utah Chapter 
  • Wisconsin Chapter
Medical professionals
  • Frances Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH - Arnold School of Public Health
  • Eliza Chakravarty, MD - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Arthritis and Clinical Immunology 
  • Peter Izmirly, MD - NYU School of Medicine 
  • Susan Manzi, MD, MPH - West Penn Allegheny Health Network 
  • Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, MPH - Northwestern University
  • Emily Somers, PhD, ScM - University of Michigan
  • Victoria Werth, MD - University of Pennsylvania
  • Ed Yelin, MD - University of California, San Francisco
Community-based organizations and health centers
  • Allegheny Health Network 
  • American Chronic Pain Foundation 
  • Black Women's Health Imperative 
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority 
  • Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)
  • Highmark, Inc. 
  • LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network)
  • Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.
  • LupusLine®
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • National Association of State Officers of Minority Health (NASOMH)
  • National Council of Aging (NCOA)
  • New York Health Department
  • Utah Health Department
Professional medical groups
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • BMJ/Lupus Science & Medicine 
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Rheumatology Nurses Society
Lupus awareness advocates
  • Pamela Greenberg
Industry leaders
  • Aurinia
  • Biogen 
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim 
  • EMD Serono
  • Exagen 
  • GSK 
  • KPI Therapeutics
  • Eli Lilly & Company 
  • Pfizer 
  • UCB
  • Despite Lupus
  • Lupus Chick
  • Luck Fupus
  • Queen of Spain
  • The Positivity Project

The National Lupus Partners Network is a sustainable partnership network of individuals and organization representatives that provide guidance and expert opinion to support the execution of lupus education and awareness initiatives. If you are interested in joining the National Lupus Partners Network, email us at