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David Systrom, MD, PhD
Co-Director – The Ronald G. Tompkins Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration

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Dr. David Systrom is a member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital pulmonary and critical care faculty and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he directs the Dyspnea Clinic and the Advanced Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Program. He has been on the Harvard faculty for over 35 years during which time he has received NIH, […]

Jack Emmett

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Jack Emmett Professional Football Player About Jack At 27 years old, Jack Emmett has pursued a career in professional football (soccer) in England. Having played for the professional Association Football Club Harrogate Town as a midfielder for eight years, he has won two promotions to reach the football league for the first time in the […]

Brent Handle

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Brent Handel has been a lawyer for over 30 years and practices in the area of Civil Litigation and Insurance Law.  He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) on December 30, 2011. This honorary title is intended to recognize a lawyer’s achievement and standing in the legal profession for quality work, professional integrity, and outstanding […]

Jacqueline Ko

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Jacqueline Ko O p e r a P e r f o r m e r, P r o d u c e r About Jacqueline Jacqueline Ko, OMF and OMF Canada Ambassador, is a multi-award-winning Canadian performer, producer, and disability advocate. She is known for her roles in opera, theatre, musical theatre and film, […]

Juan Santiago

Juan Santiago received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis, methods for sample preparation, and electric-field based deionization methods. Applications of this work include molecular diagnostics, drug discovery, and the production of drinking […]

Karin Alvtegen

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Karin Alvtegen Author About Karin Karin Alvtegen, OMF Ambassador, is one of Scandinavia’s most widely read and appreciated authors. Karin is recognized for her psychological thrillers, which include Guilt, Missing, Betrayal, Shame, Sacrifice, and Shadow, and has established herself as a celebrated bestseller worldwide, with her books translated into more than 35 languages. Missing has […]

Amy Carlson

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Amy carlson F i l m & T V A c t r e s s About Amy Amy Carlson is an American television actress known for her role in the CBS television series, Blue Bloods, as well as roles in other television series and movies including Third Watch, Landline, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law […]

Stuart Murdoch

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Stuart Murdoch Singer & Songwriter About Stuart Stuart is the lead singer and songwriter for the band, and he is also a composer, writer, filmmaker, and father. Some of his songs and his films reflect the struggles he has faced with ME / CFS when he became too ill to work or study for seven years.These songs […]

Marilyn Simon-Gersuk, Director of Communications & Development

Marilyn Simon-Gersuk has over three decades of experience in fundraising and non-profit management.  She has held professional positions at the national, regional and local level. She has led development teams of 2 to 20+ raising millions of dollars. Marilyn began working with OMF in 2012 as a volunteer using her non-profit management experience to help […]

Debby Husch, Administrative Manager

Debby Husch has worked in non-profit fundraising for two decades. In her prior role at a national healthcare organization, Debby provided support to a national network of over 40 chapters, fostering fundraising growth and enhancing organizational strength; she planned week-long conferences and more. Debby has extensive experience in special event and project management. At OMF, […]