Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star 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. 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.
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.
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.
We answer questions about lupus, provide tools, resources, and referrals to doctors who treat lupus, and help guide individuals and families through the complexities of living with lupus and toward a better quality of life.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
- Board Chair - Dolores English
- Board Vice Chair - Brandi Agnew
- Treasurer - Angela Johnson
- Secretary - Carmethia Sanders
- Immediate Past Chair - Tonya Dixon Muraguri
- President and CEO (ex-officio) - Tessie Holloway
- Brandi Agnew
- Athena Baumann
- Dolores English
- Angela Johnson
- Tonya Dixon Muraguri
- Beau Palmer
- Carmethia Sanders
- Maggie Tarsinos
- Carolyn Teschemacher - Director Emeritus
- Natalie Waskel
Medical Advisory Council:
- Dr. Leyka Barbosa
- Dr. Ben Chong
- Dr. Jack Cohen
- Dr. Melissa Costner
- Dr. Jack Cush
- Dr. Tom Geppert
- Dr. Arti Gupta
- Dr. David Karp
- Dr. Katherine Madson
- Dr. Scott Zashin
- Tessie Holloway, President and CEO, [email protected]
- Christy Munson, Field Services Director, South Central Texas - [email protected]
- Adrienne Kohlenberg, Patient Services Marketing Manager, [email protected]
This website was created to provide you with the latest information about lupus. Whether you are person with lupus, family member, or a medical professional, this site will provide you with information on the LFA educational programs and other services.
Approximately 120,000 Texans are living with lupus. We depend greatly on the support of volunteers, physicians, and community partners that donate their time, knowledge and resources to bring public awareness of lupus to the service area of the Lone Star Chapter.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter was founded in 1977 to provide services to lupus patients in Dallas. Since then, it has grown to reach residents of 204 counties in Texas. This represents over 80% of the geographical area of the state of Texas.
State Nonprofit Disclosures
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The Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 75-1561127. The Foundation is highly rated by the major charity oversight organizations.