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Rheumatology Research Foundation
2200 Lake Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

Phone: (404) 365-1373
Fax: (404) 633-1870


Meet Our Team

We have some of the most talented people working on our team. Foundation staff is dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatic disease.


Executive Director Mary Wheatley 

Mary Wheatley, IOM, CAE
Executive Director

Administration & Governance:

Heather Ford

Awards & Grants:

Eryn Marchiolo, MPH
Senior Director, Research and Training 

Damian Smalls
Director, Awards and Grants 

Sarah Barksdale
Senior Specialist

Justin Lundstrom


Shelley Malcolm

Senior Director


Bonny Senkbeil, MS



Kristen Cothran, MPA 




Lisa L. Stueckemann, MNA, CFRE

Vice President

Kay Butts-Pruett
Development Officer, Eastern Region


Paula Isley, CFRE
Development Officer, Western Region


Kate Nichols, MBA

Director, Corporate Relations

Ben Walkuski
Director, Annual Giving

Andrea Sharper

Senior Specialist

Ruben Cordoba

Laura Johnston



Colleen Merkel, CPA
Vice President

Rhonda Armstrong, CPA, CMA
Senior Director

Grace Castillo, MAFM
Senior Specialist


Give today and help transform the future for millions of people living with rheumatic disease.