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About the Endometriosis Foundation of America

Our Mission

The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

EFA Executive Board of Directors

Former Board Members

  • Violet Bernardino*
  • Frances Regan*
  • Jinesha Siriwardana*
  • Lisa Cirando
  • Susan Goldberg
  • Janet Rosel
  • Duygu Yenidogan-Schmidt

* Founding Board Member

EFA Staff

Mady J. Schuman, PhD
Executive Director

Theresa Davidson, MEd, MPH
Director of Education and Outreach

Luiza Oleszczuk
Manager of Project Development

Advisory Council

  • Hugh Taylor, MD
  • William Rodgers, MD, PhD
  • Asgerally Fazleabas, PhD
  • Linda Griffith, PhD
  • Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD
  • Mauricio Simões Abrão, MD
  • Samuel Levin, MD
  • Camran Nezhat, MD
  • Ronald Primas, MD
  • David B. Redwine, MD
  • Harry Reich, MD
  • Bruce Yaffe, MD
  • Lone Hummelshoj
  • Karlene ChinQuee, MD
  • CY Liu, MD
  • Donna Kesselman, MD

Nurse Keynote Advisors/Speaker Panel

  • Phyllis Yezzo, RN, MS, CPHQ, CNE
  • Wendy Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA
  • Vijaya Lakshmi, RN, MPH
  • Donna Cardillo, RN, MA
  • Melanie Reyes, RN
  • Jennifer Grossman, RN
  • Sharon Sperling-Silber, NP
  • Tracy Shaltis, RN, BSN


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