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Patient Education Council


What is the Patient Education Council?

The AAMDSIF Patient Education Council (PEC) was created in 2008. Its purpose is to serve as a resource to the AAMDSIF staff in the development and review of patient education materials, programs and services. Members of the PEC include doctors, nurses, patient educators, patients and caregivers, all of whom have an interest in supporting the needs of people living with aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH or another bone marrow failure disease. Review by the PEC provides patients and their families with the full confidence that they are receiving the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information from the Foundation.


Chairman David Steensma, MD, FACP

Karen Bosse

Joanna Casale, RD, CSO

Kenneth Cooke, MD

Cory Cutler, MD

Amy DeZern, MD

Eric Hodies

Amanda Foisy

Norma Good

Catherine MacClean

Lynda Payne

Olga (Nunez) Rios RN, BSN

Isabel Schuermeyer, MD

Cathy Schmelter, RD

Raoul Tibes, MD, PHD

Danielle Townsley, MD

Barbara Weinstein, RN, BSN