Providing lupus information, education, and support in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern & central Illinois
The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland 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. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, support, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
The Heartland Chapter provides programs and services for the estimated 50,000 people living with lupus in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois. We provide a variety of services including lupus information and referral, monthly support groups, educational workshops and conferences, and a summer camp for girls with lupus.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. We are focused on achieving the following disease-specific outcomes:
Heartland Chapter Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Austin M. Dalrymple, DO
Jewel L. McDaniels
Chad Ronholm, MD
Board of Directors
Kimberly Carroll, MD
Therese Tryniecki Cross, PhD
Alfred Kim, MD, PhD
Marti J. Thomas
Thanh-Mai Vo, MD