Noelle Reymond-President & CEO
Noelle Reymond is the President & CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, Utah Chapter, Inc (LFAU). Noelle was a midwife in a private practice, with young twin boys when lupus unknowingly wreaked havoc on her body and internal organs over a decade ago leaving her with some very serious and potentially devastating health issues and a long recovery. Having to leave her midwifery practice, she focused on her recovery and raising her children for a few years and decided to get involved with the LFAU. She began as a volunteer in 2007 and soon became a board member. Several months after the Executive Director left she was asked to take over the position. She decided to take over the very part-time ED position as the only employee of the LFAU. Since then, she has grown the chapter over 10-fold, been able to hire a Development Director, and has created and implemented many programs and services including support groups, educational programs, financial assistance programs and annual events. She has also guided the chapter to create a strategic plan and implement proper policies and procedures to grow this chapter to serve the estimated 14,000 Utahns living with lupus.
Last year (2014) at the national Lupus Foundation of America Leadership Institute in Washington, DC, the Utah Chapter received the ‘trailblazer Award’ for the fastest growing Walk to End Lupus Now™. Noelle has a big vision for this chapter, and believes this chapter has the potential to grow with the help of community partners and generous donors, and serve the people of Utah who are affected by lupus.
Joy Jenkins-Development DIrector
I am thrilled to be joining the Lupus Foundation of America, Utah Chapter as Development Director. I’ve been fortunate to work for some amazing nonprofits such as the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation as well as the Make-A-Wish® Utah Chapter.
I can’t wait to meet all the volunteers and individuals who have made the Utah chapter what it is today. I’m looking forward to our dynamic events, increased community engagement, and raising awareness for the 20,000 plus individuals in Utah who face the challenges of Lupus on a daily basis.
Justin Barton-Grant Writer