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Our Indiana Chapter

"We are committed to finding resources and solutions to meet the needs of those in Indiana who are dealing with the devastating impact of lupus. Alongside our volunteers, supporters, and providers, we will do everything possible to improve the quality of life of our patients through advocacy, research, service delivery, and community awareness." - Brian Rothenberger, CEO

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About the Indiana Chapter

Purpose Statement: The purpose of the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, Inc., is to offer multi-level support to people with lupus and their families, while working to advocate for better healthcare policies and to contribute to national lupus research.

The LFA, Indiana Chapter is a non-profit volunteer organization that has been serving Indiana since 1987. The Chapter serves patients and families throughout the state. The office is centrally located in Indianapolis, IN. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter 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. With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:

  • support research and conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life;
  • provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
  • conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

Help Us Solve The Cruel Mystery!

If you join the fight, we will not have to concede victory to this terrible disease. With your support and involvement, we will be able to solve the cruel mystery of lupus in our lifetime and end its devastating impact on millions of lives.

A Comprehensive Strategy

Lupus is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive strategy. Our programs and services all have a common purpose: To improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Researcher looking through a microscope

We raise money to support research through the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Research program, Bringing Down the Barriers™, which aggressively pursues an agenda to find answers to the most difficult questions and advance the science and medicine of lupus. Our national research program has a unique three-pronged strategy: lead special initiatives, fund researchers, and advocate for expanded investment.

Judy_Schaff_Presenting at LFA-IN Chapter In the Loop Symposium
Education & Support Services

We answer questions about lupus, provide tools, resources, and help guide individuals and families through the complexities of living with lupus and toward a better quality of life.

Michelle's Miracle Makers 2019 LFA-IN Walk Team Members
Awareness Efforts

We conduct outreach efforts and share stories of those who suffer from lupus to increase awareness of lupus, bring greater attention to the disease and its devastating impact, and rally public support to join the fight to end lupus.

The capitol building in Washington DC
Advocacy Efforts

We advocate on behalf of all people with lupus, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. We educate government officials and industry leaders on the urgent need to expand public and private investment in lupus research, education programs, and support services.

Our Staff

Meet our Board of Directors

Brian Rothenberger
Chief Executive Officer

Chanel Barrett
Director of Operations and Programs

Debbie Campbell
Database and Web Support (PT)

The Indiana Chapter of the LFA is a Community Health Charities Member. Our CFC code is 43550.

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Contact Us
Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
9302 N. Meridian Street, Suite 203
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317.225.4400 or toll-free 800.948.8806