The Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus is dedicated to ending lupus. Their passion to help move our organization forward to support the mission and vision and make a difference for those with lupus is immeasurable. This commitment, knowledge, and expertise will continue to ensure the sustainability and vitality of the organization.
John is a pharmacist with over 40 years of experience in retail pharmacy. In that time, he has seen the medications and therapies change dramatically for his patients/customers, especially when it comes to autoimmune diseases. He is using that experience to help others navigate the complexities of the healthcare system, and to bring to Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, those important perspectives.
Greg is an assistant professor at Portland State University, primarily in the areas of leading social change, global political ecology, environmental and health sciences. Greg is currently a board member and chair of the Conservation Committee of the Columbia Land Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to innovatively conserving wildlife habitat, working farms and forestlands in the lower Columbia Basin. Greg is very interested in the medical field’s research in autoimmune diseases and how to best translate this information to the general public.
Cathy is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon as well as a writer and public lecturer. The Senior NTP Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association since 2006, Cathy has taught holistic nutrition to hundreds of students while also developing curriculum and instructional mentoring programs. She serves on the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board with the aim of bringing more holistic nutrition professionals into today’s integrated functional medicine model. She enjoys sharing her passion for education and understanding of “the big picture” of healing, and her primary goals now lie in creating healthy communities through good food, deeper investigation of life’s many challenges, and collaborative connections full of laughter and creativity.
Anneka has been a recruiter at NW Staffing Resources / Legal Northwest for over 20 years, with a focus on placing support staff within the Portland legal market. She is excited to support an organization that does good work in the community, helps raise awareness, and supports people with autoimmune diseases.
Susan Payseno brings to Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus more than 30 years of human resources and labor relations experience in both the private and public sectors. She was Vice-President of GPI, a management consulting firm in Eugene, OR, where she worked with a variety of wood products industry clients. Susan served in human resources and labor relations positions at several State of Oregon agencies. She is recognized for her knowledge of employee relations and her ability to develop strategies and solutions to client management issues. Susan holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s in Social Science from Western Oregon University. She has led several employee relations compliance and best practices initiatives for Kaleidoscope. She continues to provide such guidance and direction in this area. Susan has a family member with lupus.