Volunteer Awards

Each year ASAP acknowledges the people who have given their time, energy, and efforts throughout the year to help ASAP fulfill its mission. We were pleased to present our annual Volunteer awards at the 2010 Chiari & Syringomyelia Conference to the following individuals and families that embody the “Together We Can” Spirit!    

Helping Hands Volunteers
Sheryl Andre
Melanie Gaffney
Janice Rucker
LaToya Scott
Glenda Lynch
Seth Grimes
Jaxon Eilers
Tonya Skief
Kimberly Spiroff
Stephanie Spiroff
Visionary Awards
Tutrow family
Rosalyn Morgan
Jo Prahl
April Barillari
Nicole Livingston
Shining Star Volunteers
Stuart Patterson
Kerry Chu
Ashleigh Schaublin
Sara Eaton
Key Volunteer Award
Richard Schaublin
Barbara White Award
Arnold Menezes, MD

ASAP Welcomes New Board Members

The ASAP Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of  two new Board members.  Dr.  Erol Veznedaroglu is the  Director of  Neurosciences and Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and  Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey.  He has been a welcome guest speaker at many ASAP support group meetings in the New Jersey area and has been involved with ASAP on many levels over the past year.  We are very excited to have him serve on our Board. 

In addition, Dr. John Oró, Medical Director of  The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado and founder of the Chiari Treatment Center in Aurora, Colorado, has joined the ASAP Board and will serve as the Research Committee Chair.  This position was previously being served by Dr. John Heiss, who will continue to serve on the Board as Medical Advisory Board Chair.

Read more about them.

ASAP Chiari & Syringomyelia Conference

I ‘ve been going over the program for this year’s conference and the variety of subjects covered is amazing! The children will even have their own program with Child Life Specialist. Last year they had so much fun, I’m sure this year will be just as exciting.

When they told me they wanted to have the conference in Texas, I asked ‘are you sure?’ I was thinking about how hot it can get but since everything is air conditioned, they weren’t worried. Well as it turns out, Texas is one of the cooler spots in the nation right now.

If you’re looking for a great learning experience, a place to make friends or just a break in the routine, join me in Austin, Texas in a couple weeks. We’ll give you a warm southern welcome.