About Us


The Lupus Initiative® (TLI) is a program of the American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives (COIN) Department. COIN staff members include the following:

Mark Andrejeski
Executive Vice President, American College of Rheumatology

Mark Andrejeski serves as Executive Vice President of the American College of Rheumatology, a position he has held since 1987. Under his leadership, the ACR obtained grant funding for The Lupus Initiative® in 2009. His strong support of TLI and Collaborative Initiatives has allowed the ACR to partner with a variety of organizations and experts to increase awareness of lupus and other rheumatic diseases. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Economics from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Sheryl McCalla
Senior Director, Collaborative Initiatives

Sheryl brings two decades of expertise in creating and managing programs that increase diversity and raise awareness of disparities. Sheryl practiced law prior to beginning her work in the nonprofit sector. In her legal career, she represented a primary-care-focused medical school, individual physicians, and a hospital. Most recently she has had significant and measurable success leading results-driven projects related to health disparities in lupus. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Law from Emory University School of Law where she was a Robert Woodruff Fellow.

Stacey Boyd
Senior Communications Manager, Collaborative Initiatives

Before joining our team, Stacey worked in the education department at the American College of Rheumatology where she served as Senior Specialist, Annual Meeting Abstracts and Marketing. Prior to beginning her work in the nonprofit sector, Stacey established a long record of accomplishment in creating and leading integrated marketing campaigns in the corporate space. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

Robin Campbell
Senior Specialist, Project Manager

L.B. Morris
Coordinator, Collaborative Initiatives