The Lupus Initiative® (TLI) is a program of the American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives (COIN) Department. COIN staff members include the following:
Senior Director, Collaborative Initiatives
Sheryl brings two decades of expertise in creating and managing programs that increase diversity and raise awareness of disparities. Prior to beginning her work in the nonprofit sector, Sheryl was a practicing attorney representing a primary-care-focused medical school, individual physicians, and a hospital. Most recently, she has earned a significant and measurably successful track record 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.
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.
Senior Specialist, Project Manager
Robin brings project management and education expertise to the COIN team. She started her career as a civil and construction project engineer, during which she planned projects and managed subcontractors for aviation and wastewater-related construction projects. Robin also enjoyed a career as an educator specializing in adult and adolescent learning. She has applied her combination of skills to the American College of Rheumatology since 2012. Robin holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle-Secondary Mathematics Education from Georgia State University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Coordinator, Collaborative Initiatives