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The Texas Bluebonnet Chapter serves people affected by scleroderma, their families, caregivers, and loved ones by educating, offering support groups, and raising funds for research; and have been since 1985.  We hope to see you at these events! 

Upcoming Texas Chapter Events

Stepping Out Logo Keeping Our Promise
2022 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma
All Stepping Out events are 
IN PERSON or VIRTUAL (your choice)for 2022 !
More Information Coming Soon

* HOUSTON & SOUTH TEXAS Stepping Out  (April 2022)

* DALLAS / FORT WORTH & NORTH TEXAS Stepping Out (June 2022)

* SAN ANTONIO / AUSTIN & CENTRAL TEXAS Stepping Out (June 2022)


2021 Texas Scleroderma Education Day Webinar - February 27,
Scleroderma Current and Future Clinical Trial Update
Befriending the Scleroderma Gut
Staying Mentally Well in Trying Times
Lung Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Screening
Lung Treatment and Transplant
What's Happening in Your Skin When You Have Scleroderma?


Advocacy and Awareness

Speak Out for Scleroderma - more information about ways to advocate for scleroderma coming soon


Texas Chapter Support Groups

Vist our Support Groups Home Page for locations, dates & times of a Support Group meeting most convenient for you.


Stay Connected



For questions, please email us at txchapter@scleroderma.org OR contact our office at (281) 880-4992.


About Membership

Become a member and support the Scleroderma Foundation and the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter for only $25 per year  Join Here >>
We can't do what we do without your support! 

Checks can be mailed to:
Scleroderma Foundation Texas Bluebonnet Chapter
110 Cypress Station Dr.  Suite 117
Houston, TX  77090  


The Scleroderma Foundation has a three-fold mission of support, education, and research.

SUPPORT:  To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.

EDUCATION:  To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.

RESEARCH:  To stimulate and support research to improve treatments and, ultimately, find the cause and cure of scleroderma and related diseases. 

About Us

Executive Committee
Diane Lee, Chapter President, (c) Newsletter & Website
Misti Chapman, Vice President, (c) Social Media & Support Groups
Jason Delancy, Treasurer, (c) Budget and Finance
Stacy Graff, Secretary, (c) Social Media & Fundraising

Board of Directors 
Open, (c) Public Awareness & Advocacy
Open, (c) Support Groups
Open, (c) Juvenile & young Adult

Committee Chairs and Office Volunteers (non-Board)
Emily Woods, (c) Medical Advisory Board
Mandy Montane, (c) Grant Writing
Renee Berlandier, Office Manager

Medical Advisory Board
Shervin Assassi, M.D. - Rheumatology, Houston
Melissa Costner, M.D. - Dermatology, Dallas
Alexander Duarte, M.D. - Pulmonology, League City
Hernando Garcia M.D. - Pulmonology, El Paso
Heidi Jacobe, M.D. - Dermatology, Dallas
Mark D. Khorsandi, M.D. - Hand Surgery, Houston
Maureen D. Mayes, M.D. - Rheumatology, Houston
Richard W. McCallum, M.D. - Gastroenterology, El Paso
Matthew Q. Pompeo, M.D. - Wound Care, Dallas
Fernando Torres, M.D. - Pulmonology, Dallas
Hani Zamil, M.D. - Gastroenterology, Houston

Contact Information

Renee Berlandier, Office Manager
Scleroderma Foundation 
Texas Bluebonnet Chapter
110 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 117
Houston, TX 77090

Phone: (281) 880-4992
Fax: (281) 880-4996


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National Sponsors
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We now have TWO Houston area Support Groups: one in Deer Park for the Southeast side of Houston and the North Houston group meets at our new Texas Chapter office near I-45 and 1960.