December 13, 2023 (Atlanta, GA) –The Board of Directors of the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is thrilled to welcome its newest officer, Mrs. Sarah Castro. Mrs. Castro is an experienced nonprofit professional with expertise in development, community fundraising, and volunteer engagement.
Shortly after her son was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, she found APFED’s community and was determined to help. “I was lost before my son’s diagnosis and was extremely lost and upset after the diagnosis was given,” Mrs. Castro shares. “I attended an APFED conference, and my life changed. The level of education, information, and support that APFED brings to patients and families is incredible. It’s an honor to join the board and to help guide the organization’s important work.”
“We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Castro’s expertise to our board,” stated Dr. Wendy Book, President of APFED. “With a wealth of experience and a passion for development, accompanied by the firsthand knowledge of the impacts of eosinophil-associated disease, she brings invaluable insights that will undoubtedly help APFED to have greater impact and achieve new heights in our mission.”
Founded in 2001, APFED is a non-profit organization dedicated to patients and their families coping with eosinophil-associated diseases. Eosinophil-associated diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions characterized by elevated levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in one or more specific areas of the body. The increased number of eosinophils cause inflammation and damage to tissues and organs. These chronic diseases require lifelong treatment and symptoms may be debilitating.
“Our team is excited to work with Sarah Castro and we wholeheartedly congratulate her on her appointment to APFED’s Board of Directors,” said APFED Executive Director, Mary Jo Strobel. “We eagerly welcome her guidance and leadership as we work to improve the lives of patients with eosinophil-associated disease.”
About the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to passionately embrace, support, and improve the lives of patients and families affected by eosinophil-associated diseases through education and awareness, research, support, and advocacy. https://apfed.org/