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Patient Education Council


What is the Patient Education Council?

The AAMDSIF Patient Education Council (PEC) was created in 2008. Its purpose is to serve as a resource to the AAMDSIF staff in the development and review of patient education materials, programs and services. Members of the PEC include doctors, nurses, patient educators, patients and caregivers, all of whom have an interest in supporting the needs of people living with aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH or another bone marrow failure disease. Review by the PEC provides patients and their families with the full confidence that they are receiving the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information from the Foundation.


Chairman Isabel Schuermeyer, MD

Benton A. Berman

Joanna Casale, RD, CSO

Tom Clark

Kenneth Cooke, MD

Cory Cutler, MD

Amy DeZern, MD

Courtney DiNardo, MD

Ron Duncan

Karen Cameron

Ellen Conybear

Amanda Foisy

Norma Good

Chris Hourigan, MD

Catherine MacLean

Melanie Marquez

Sarah Nesheim

Eric Padrone, MD

Judy Paulette

Joan D. Powell

Olga (Nunez) Rios RN, BSN

Lydia Seiders

Saira Sufi

Raoul Tibes, MD, PHD

Danielle Townsley, MD, MSc

Barbara Weinstein, RN, BSN

Korey Yamagata