Board of Directors

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Lymphedema patient advocate and author, Sarah Bramblette, MSHL, has joined the NLN Board of Directors. Sarah Bramblette brings her experience with lymphedema care and advocacy to the organization’s leadership team. A graduate of the 2014 NLN Lymph Science Advocacy Program (LSAP), she serves on the executive committee of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group, which is working to pass the Lymphedema Treatment Act. Sarah has published articles about lipedema and lymphedema for several news outlets including HealthCentral , WEGOHealth , ObesityHelp.com , Your Weight Matters Magazine , and most recently...Read more
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CHAIR, Board of Directors: Michael Cannon is the Product Manager for Lymphology at medi USA and has been with the company for 13 years. Michael started the department at medi 5 years ago after seeing a need to focus attention on Lymphedema and help match patients with solutions. In addition to Product Management, he works with Marketing, Training and Strategic Planning. He serves on an International Product Management & Development Committee to review the needs of medi companies worldwide. Michael joined the Board of the NLN to help guide the organization to the next level of patient...Read more
Felicitie Daftuar
Felicitie is Founder and Executive Director of the Lipedema Foundation, a US not-for-profit founded in 2015 that is funding basic and translational research projects at top-tier universities and hospitals in order to define, diagnose and treat Lipedema and related conditions such as Dercum’s Disease. She is the past President 2013-2015, and current board member, of the Fat Disorders Research Society (FDRS www.fatdisorders.org ) and drove its resurrection; she remains a board member. She is a recent addition to the National Lymphedema Network (NLN www.lymphnet.org ) board. Felicitie received...Read more
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Interim Executive Director and CEO: A native San Franciscan, Patricia Egan has spent more than twenty years in the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes institutional and capital fundraising and, most recently, tax and accounting services for exempt organizations. She has held fellowships in arts management at the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and judicial administration through the Capital Fellows Program, co-sponsored by the Judicial Council and the Center for California Studies, CSU Sacramento. Pat holds an MBA with a concentration in accounting from the Lorry I...Read more
Wade Farrow, MD, CWSP, FACCWS
Past Chair, Board of Directors and MAC Liaison: Dr. Wade Farrow is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP), a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (FACCWS), and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M School of Medicine, where Dr. Farrow is an educator for premed students, nursing students, medical school students and residents at Texas A&M. Dr. Farrow lectures nationally and internationally on wound care and lymphedema. Dr. Farrow is the Medical Director of The William P. Fife Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at College Station Medical...Read more
Kris L. Maser
Kris L. Maser is a shareholder and Elder Law Department chair for Maser, Amundson, Boggio & Hendricks, P.A. Since co-founding the firm in 1984, she has served as a dedicated advocate for the elderly and their families, through assisting in estate planning, medical assistance planning, planning for incapacity, conservatorship and guardianship issues, and related issues pertaining to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. After decades of service to families, Maser says that her resolve for her work was strengthened even more when she was diagnosed with cancer. “The...Read more
Nicole L. Stout
Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors and MAC Liaison: Nicole L. Stout is a renowned health care researcher, consultant, educator, and advocate. She currently serves as an executive consultant identifying innovative solutions in health care delivery through the use of health IT and data analytics. She advises clients in policy, research, and marketing strategies that enable greater and more sophisticated use of technology in health care. Her expertise offers clients a unique perspective on linking business intelligence and quality care delivery in the health care sector. Additionally, she...Read more