About Us

The Lupus Foundation of America, Kansas Community Partner is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.   We work with local health professionals and volunteers to provide information and programs to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease.

With the help of informed volunteers and committed supporters, we conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, we rally support for those who are affected by lupus and advocate on their behalf, and we raise money to support research and education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life.  

Kansas Chapter's Mission Statement

The mission of the Lupus Foundation of America, Kansas Community Partner is to serve the needs of those with lupus, their family members and friends and support research to find the cause of and cure for lupus.   This mission is achieved in many ways to include: information packets, education meetings and seminars, newly diagnosed meetings, physician referral, support groups, educational brochures and books, information & referral and membership.

Board Members

  • Matthew DeAngelis 
  • Michelle Chippeaux
  • Sandy Blaylock
  • Andrea Clough
  • Lina Cheng
  • Cecilia Meitzner
  • Andy Stecklein
  • Lisa Breiding
  • Rebecca Davis


Board Meetings

Meetings for the Kansas Community Partner of the Lupus Foundation of America are open to anyone interested in learning more about the chapter.  They are held the second Wednesday of each month, at 6 PM. Please contact the board ahead of time if you would like to attend, so we can notify you where the meeting will be held. lupus@kansaslupus.org.