August 08, 2008

Karen Evans of Baltimore Elected Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America National Board

Karen B. Evans of Baltimore, Maryland was elected Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) Board of Directors during the Foundation’s recent Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Evans will lead the LFA Board’s strategic initiatives to bring national attention and generate increased public and private support to fight lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease.

Ms. Evans has been a member of the LFA Board since 2003 and previously chaired the Board’s Education Committee. In addition to her work with the LFA, Ms. Evans serves as Executive Director of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. She previously was Executive Director of the Northwest Baltimore Corporation, and a founder and Chair of the Board of the Park Heights (Maryland) Community Health Association.

Ms. Evans succeeds Marjorie Susman of Chicago, Illinois who will remain on the LFA Board as Immediate Past Chair.

Also elected as officers of the LFA Board were Cindy Coney of Tampa, Florida, Vice Chair; Tomiko Fraser Hines of Los Angeles, California, Secretary; and Peter Schwab, of Chicago, Illinois, Treasurer. Ms. Coney is the President of Monarch Training and Consulting. Ms. Fraser Hines is a professional actress and a model and spokesperson for Maybelline New York. Mr. Schwab is the Managing Director of Macquarie Securities, Inc.

Two new directors were elected to the LFA Board of Directors. They are Loretta Cross, of Houston, Texas, and Brian Kaplan, of Washington, DC. Ms. Cross is Managing Partner, National Recovery & Reorganization for Grant Thornton LLP, and a Partner in the Economic Advisory Services Group of the Houston office of Grant Thornton. Mr. Kaplan is Associate Director of Marketing and Sales, Technology Practice for the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), in Washington.

Re-elected to the Board were Lynn Blandford of Houston, Texas, and Pamela Greenberg of Washington, DC. Ms. Blandford is Senior Consultant for the Financial Reporting and Transaction Support Group of Sirius Solutions. Ms. Greenberg is Executive Director of the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association.

View a complete list of the 2008-2009 LFA Board of Directors.

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