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We welcome any questions, comments or concerns. We’re here to help.

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. The 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 Morgan

Awards & Grants:

Eryn Marchiolo, MPH
Senior Director, Research and Training 

Damian Smalls
Director, Awards and Grants 

Sarah Barksdale
Senior Specialist

Kristen Gardner


Shelley Malcolm



Kristin Andris




Coordinator, Development and Communications


Corporate Relations:

Amy B. Miller


Paula Reed

Vice President

Lauren Kenyon

Senior Specialist, Donor Stewardship and Events

Andrea Sharper

Coordinator, Accounting and Development

Cynthia Anderson
Regional Development Officer, South

Charlie Goldsmith
Regional Development Officer, West

Faith McGown
Regional Development Officer, Midwest

Jennifer Scanlon
Regional Development Officer, Northeast



Colleen Merkel, CPA
Vice President

Amber Burton, CPA, MBA
Senior Director

Grace Castillo
Senior Specialist


Give today and help find a cure for rheumatic disease.