ECD Global Alliance Board of Directors

Linda Adams, PhD
13531 Briarlake Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Ph.D. in Microbiology (1987), B.S. in Microbiology (1981). Linda is a Senior Research Immunologist at the Hansen Disease Center where she studies the mechanisms of immunity in leprosy. She is married with one child and enjoys competing in triathlons in her spare time.
Kathy Brewer, President
715 Davella Dr.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Masters in Engineering (1983), B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1981). Kathy worked in the aerospace industry for 15 years, where she spent 10 years as an engineering software development manager. Since 1998 she has been involved in non-profit work and various contract work, and is currently a partner in a management consulting firm. She lost her beloved husband, F. Gary Brewer, to Erdheim-Chester Disease in 2007. He remained undiagnosed throughout his life, with the diagnosis of ECD occurring as the result of an autopsy.
Jean Campbell
94 Hillandale Road
Danbury, CT 06811
Graduated Hunter College (1974) with B.A. in History; in addition to several non-profit related certificate courses, received an Institute of Non-Profit Management Certificate from Columbia University Graduate School of Business (2010). Career path started with various positions in retail, banking, and education intertwined with motherhood and volunteerism finally culminated in working within the non-profit sector. Jean served nearly two decades with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 10 of those years as Vice President of Development. Well versed in patient advocacy, non-profit governance, development and corporate relations, Jean started JF Campbell Consultants LLC in 2010 servicing the for-profit and non-profit sectors representing the rare disease community.Jean has two daughters and two granddaughters who live close enough to enjoy and spoil. Jean’s husband, Tom, passed away in 2000 from malignant melanoma after five years of seeking viable treatments when options were limited to interferon, experimental vaccines or doing nothing. “Doing nothing” was and never is an option. Jean joined the ECDGA BOD in January 2015.
Pamela Fleming
149 Sagamore Pkwy
LaPorte, IN 46350
Graduated from Oklahoma State University, 1960. Pam learned to fly and became a flight instructor in 1967. She worked with her husband in a small business for over 30 years that grew to employ more than 300 employees. Her duties included office management, finances and computer programming. She is presently partly retired, with oversight over operations. Pam has three children. She was diagnosed with ECD in 2003.
Rachel Mitchell, Treasurer
Laurel, MD
Masters in Business Administration with focus in Healthcare Management (2004), B.S. in Accounting, minor in music (1997). Ms. Rachel Mitchell is currently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Chief Financial Officer for the VA Capitol Healthcare Network located in the DC/ Baltimore area. She has worked at various medical centers throughout the country over her past 13 years of service with VA including Des Moines, IA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mountain Home, TN. In her free time, Ms. Mitchell enjoys crafting, spending time with family and friends, traveling and spoiling her nieces. Rachel lost her sister-in-law to ECD in 2010.
Glenn Padnick Glenn Padnick is a retired television executive. He was a co-founder of Castle Rock Entertainment, where he helped develop and produce the TV series Seinfeld. Before that, he was president of Embassy Television, where he helped develop and produce, among others, Who’s the Boss, 227 and Married…With Children. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is married to Dr. Eleanor Padnick, a dentist. They have three children. He was diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease in 2001.
Juvianee Estrada-Veras, MD
Medical Biochemical Genetics
National Human Genome Research
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Bldg 10, CRC- Room 3-2551
Bethesda, MD 20892-1851
Dr. Estrada-Veras interests are the diagnosis and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism in children as well as other genetic disorders. Current research interest include inborn errors of metabolism and non-Langerhans cell histiocytic disorders especially Erdheim-Chester disease. Dr. Estrada-Veras is a collaborator with the NIH study, “Clinical and Basic Investigation into Erdheim-Chester Disease” and “Dabrafenib and Trametinib Trial for Treating Patients With Erdheim-Chester Disease and BRAF Mutation.”


ECD Global Alliance Medical Advisory Board

Tom Colby, MD
Mayo Clinic
13400 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Lorenzo Dagna, MD
Unit of Clinical Immunopathology and Adv. Medical Therapeutics
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milan, Italy
Eli Diamond, MD
Department of Neurology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Box 52
New York, NY 10065 USA
Juvianee Estrada-Veras, MD
Medical Biochemical Genetics
National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute
10 Center Drive, Bldg 10, CRC- Room 3-2551
Bethesda, MD 20892-1851 USA
Julien Haroche, MD, PhD
Service de Médecine Interne (Pr Amoura)Groupe
Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière
47-83 Bd de l’Hôpital
75651 PARIS Cedex 13
Razelle Kurzrock, MD
Senior Deputy Director of the Moores Cancer Center
University of California San Diego
3855 Health Sciences Drive, #3069
La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
Paul Scheel, MD
Director, Division of Nephrology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Augusto Vaglio, MD
Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Nephrology
University of Parma
Via Gramsci 14
43100, Parma, Italy
Tim Vollmer, MD
University of Colorado Denver
12631 E 17th Ave, Room 5511
Mail Stop B185
Aurora, Co 80045


ECD Global Alliance Staff

Jessica Corkran
Communications Director
Bachelor of Science, Management and Marketing (2004). Jessica came to ECDGA in 2014 with a background in management and finance.  She is committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by ECD.  She also enjoys spending time with her two wonderful children.

Last updated: August 1, 2017

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