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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!


Stay connected with the Rocky Mountain Chapter on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Us

2021 Board Photo


Chapter Advisory Committee Directors 

Mike Pursel, President
Vacant, Vice President

Contact Information

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

Maria Dastur, Executive Director

Christine Shephard, Office Administrator

Chapter Advisory Committee Members

Cyndy Besselievre
Doug Kaufman
Gary Keschl
Kimi Kondo
Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer 
Tammy Schell

Medical Advisory Board

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

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

Tanya Golovanoff, Pharmacist
Poudre Infusion Therapy

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

Find Us On The Web!

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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.

                                           2022 chapter logo new brand Chapter Sponsorships
   Stepping Out Logo Keeping Our Promise Sponsor our Walks
      Food Fight For Scleroderma

Food Fight for Scleroderma
September 14, 2022