Medha is a trained patient advocate and brings the Foundation extensive public health and non-profit management experience with a focus on grant funding for cancer research. As Executive Director, she works hand in hand with the Board of Directors and volunteers in supporting the Foundation’s mission. She's also "walked the path" as a young patient, diagnosed twice with breast cancer under the age of 40. After her second diagnosis, she embarked on a journey to educate herself on the science of cancer and quickly realized the importance of advocating on behalf of others affected. Medha has successfully managed support and advocacy programs for the collective benefit of thousands of patients and families affected by cancer. Her focus will be to support the Board of Directors initiatives and strengthen strategic partnerships leading to new treatments for EHE.
Maggie is an EHE survivor and website volunteer. Diagnosed in 2011 with EHE found in the liver and lungs, she has undergone a liver resection and multiple tumor ablations. Living just south of Pittsburgh, PA, she has been lucky to find doctors that have familiarity with EHE at UPMC and Hillman Cancer Center. With a 'watch and wait' approach, Maggie is able to live an active professional life. Professionally, she is a graphic designer and a web designer/developer. She maintains our website and coordinates the email for the EHE Foundation. She feels this is the best way she can give back to the EHE community as she lives with this disease. When she is not sitting at her computer, she enjoys hanging out and skiing with her husband and two kids.