About Us

The Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin 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.
We raise money to support research on the local and national level.  For many years we have funded research at the Medical College of Wisconsin
and in the past, we have funded research at other local colleges as well.  We also raise money to support national 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.
Education & Support Services
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.


Mission Statement

The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy.


The LFA, Wisconsin Chapter's last audit was conducted for our last fiscal year October 1, 2016, thru September 30, 2017. This audit along with IRS Form 990 is available for download below.

Board of Directors

CHAIRPERSON: Sarah M. Oberhofer
SECRETARY: Mary E. Cronin, MD

TREASURER: Thomas J. Lindow

DIRECTOR: Regina F. Boston-Dixon

DIRECTOR: David J. Gazeley, MD

DIRECTOR: Kimberly J. Hensen


DIRECTOR: Marsha E. Malloy

DIRECTOR: Debra S. Riekkoff


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dawn T. Thomas-Semanko



If you would like to join our volunteer team, please let us know!