Denver education summit 2022

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COVID-19 vaccine Q&A from the Foundation's Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. (Updated 8/20/2021)


Important information for in person events: 
All attendees will be required to complete a COVID-19 Release from Liability waiver for any Rocky Mountain Chapter sponsored event. You may do this in advance of an event using the online waiver form link. We will also have paper copies on hand at each event. A waiver needs to be completed for each event.
COVID-19 Release from Liability Waiver

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Thank you for 20 Years!

Meet the champions that have built the SFRMC and learn about our goals for the future! 




Scleroderma Warriors

Meet Some Scleroderma Warriors

A 50 Year Scleroderma Journey With Ann Montera

Esthela Nunez Franco - 20 Year Scleroderma Warrior!


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About Us

2021 Board Photo


Board of Directors 

Mike Pursel, President
Cyndy Besselievre, Treasurer

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation
Rocky Mountain Chapter
5403 E. Evans Ave. 
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686

Maria Dastur, Executive Director

Christine Shephard, Office Administrator

Board Members

Sandee Maas - not picured
Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer 
Tammy Schell
Marcy Thompson
Gary Keschl  

Medical Advisory Board

Todd Bull, MD, Pulmonologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Dr. Tracy Frech, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Utah Scleroderma Center

Dr. Melissa Griffith, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Liudmila Kastsianok, M.D. - Rheumatologist
National Jewish Health

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH, Psychologist
University of Colorado Denver

Kimi Kondo, MD, Radiology
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Michelle MacDonald, MS, RD Clinical Dietitian
National Jewish Health

Mehrnaz Maleki Fischbach
National Jewish Health

Paul Menard-Katcher, MD, Gastroenterologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Katharine Moore, MD, Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado 


 Seaman Family Walk 72   Chapter Photo Gallery

 stepping out walkers water   Chapter Video Gallery

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National Sponsors
Platinum Corporate Sponsor


Gold Corporate Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim Plain

Horizon Therapeutics logo

Chapter Sponsor

First Western Bank


The Scleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter relies on your support
to continue our mission of SUPPORT, EDUCATION, RESEARCH.

We offer chapter-wide sponsorships for organizations that want visibility throughout the year.
Individual event and program sponsorship options are also available.

For more information on sponsorships, 
contact Maria Dastur at or 303-806-6686.

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   Effort Fund a Need
      Food Fight For Scleroderma

Food Fight for Scleroderma
October 5, 2022