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Lennie Koverman

SMALL GROUP ADMIN

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

I'm a Fibro and RA Warrior and coffee lover. I am a huge supporter of Auto-Immunies learning to advocate for themselves and finding their voice along their chronic illness journey. I am beyond ecstatic for this community so I can continue to help others do this and find my sisters to walk this life path wait.

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Aimee Harris Niedosik

FOUNDER + WEBSITE DESIGNER

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Pernicious Anemia, Epstein Barr Virus, Raynaud’s Phenomenon

I'm a Christian that loves her family, modern farmhouse living, exquisite yet minimalist design and gluten free cooking. I live in Virginia with my husband, our 3 amazing children and our 2 Labrador Retrievers. Our days are full of travel soccer, updating our home for future renters and enjoying everything there is to see and do in Northern Virginia + Washington, DC.

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Ashley Wallis

TRIBE ADMIN

Mom to Celiac Disease Daughter

I fell in love with an army soldier at 19 & 9 years later we have two beautiful girls & one on the way. Our oldest, Lillie Grace, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of two. We have been educating ourselves & advocating for her ever since. No one should have to go through an autoimmune disorder alone. We adapt to change & push through till we see victory.

SMALL GROUP TRIBE LEADERS

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Vennessa McConkey

ADDISON'S GROUP LEADER

I’m vennessa and I’ve had Addison’s disease since 2007 and Hashimoto’s since 2017. My husband and I have three boys under age 5 and live in phoenix, AZ. I’ve learned to manage these diseases (in addition to the required medications) mainly through knowing my food intolerance, a gluten free and grain free diet, daily exercise and meditation.

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Jessica Green

ALOPECIA GROUP LEADER

Jessica Green is an Autoimmune Health Coach and Detox Educator. Jessica deeply believes that we all have the capability to heal once we remove the things that harm our body and add back the nourishment we need.  She works with women all over the US on how to align their diet, lifestyle and environment to support their healing process.

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Annie Sahayam

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS GROUP LEADER

I'm Annie. I am a stay at home mum to two little boys and live in Melbourne, Australia. I was first diagnosed with Graves' Disease 20 years ago and since then have developed Ulcerative Colitis and Ankylosing Spondilitis. I find it so helpful to share this difficult journey with others who REALLY understand what it's like to live with chronic illnesses.

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Meredith Waters

APS GROUP LEADER

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Claire Gregory

CELIAC + EOE GROUP LEADER

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Margaret Van Essen

Margaret has been living with Crohn's Disease for 11 years and is currently living in Minneapolis, MN with her Star-chitect husband, 6 year-old son, 3 year-old daughter and rescue puppy. Her path with Crohn's has let her into a passion of research, education and advocacy.

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Taylor Rall

EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS GROUP LEADER

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FATIGUE GROUP LEADER

Are you interested in leading this Small Group? If so, please email Lennie Koverman at: Lennie@AutoimmuneSisters.org.

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Lennie Koverman

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP LEADER

I'm a Fibro and RA Warrior and coffee lover. I am a huge supporter of Auto-Immunies learning to advocate for themselves and finding their voice along their chronic illness journey. I am beyond ecstatic for this community so I can continue to help others do this and find my sisters to walk this life path wait.

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GRAVES' GROUP LEADER

Are you interested in leading this Small Group? If so, please email Lennie Koverman at: Lennie@AutoimmuneSisters.org.

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Lindsay Gortman

HASHIMOTO'S GROUP LEADER

My name is Lindsay Gortman and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease in 2016. I am a wife, Jesus follower, a fur mom to 1 cat and 2 dogs, and I work in the social work field.

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Marianne Bischoff

HEARING LOSS-AIED-MENIERE GROUP LEADER

Marianne has been digging deep into medical research and information for almost twenty years in order to aid her personal healing from several autoimmune diseases. After experiencing a near lifetime of often debilitating symptoms, miscarriages, profound hearing loss, DVTs, and PEs, she credits God's Grace for still believing in forgiveness, kindness, honesty, and love.

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LICHEN PLANUS GROUP LEADER

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Nicole Somerville

LUPUS GROUP LEADER

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Claire Dalton

CHRONIC LYME GROUP LEADER

The past 5 years, I've been fighting for my life from Lyme disease. I wholeheartedly believe there is healing from these chronic autoimmune diseases. I have slowly made my way back to having quality of life and although I know my limits, I know that someday I will be healed completely. I spread hope to the community of people who suffer from Lyme and other chronic illnesses.

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MULITPLE SCLEROSIS GROUP LEADER

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Jasmine Jones

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS GROUP LEADER

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MYOSITIS GROUP LEADER

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PSORIASIS GROUP LEADER

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RARE DISEASE GROUP LEADER

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Marianne Bischoff

RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON GROUP LEADER

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Monika Marczyk

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS GROUP LEADER

I have lived in Toronto for most of my life. I finished my degree in Health Psychology three years ago. The plan was to pursue a career in teaching but after my autoimmune condition took hold of my life God created a new path for me and that is advocating for autoimmune wellness and education through my Instagram account, Rheumatismatic.

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Janie Canon

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS GROUP LEADER

I am a wife, a mother of two girls, and an elementary Vice Principal. I was diagnosed 5 months ago with sero-positive rheumatoid arthritis. I love that there is a network of people supporting each other and an opportunity to find a tribe to connect with, encourage, learn from, positive support and the faith that while on this road to recovery, we are not alone.

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Effie Koliopoulos

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS GROUP LEADER

Effie Koliopoulos was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis 15 years ago. She currently resides in Chicago, IL and is a writer, blogger, advocate and activist. Follow along on her journey at, Rising Above rheumatoid arthritis and other social media channels.

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Storie Necole

SJÖGREN'S SYNDROME GROUP LEADER

Hello, I’m Storie from Alabama. My autoimmune journey started on my twenty-third birthday. I felt so alone. Hopefully, I can help so you never feel that way.

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Lisa Molin

TYPE 1 DIABETES GROUP LEADER

Got my first disease, type 1 diabetes, at nine. And after that, an autoimmune disease has popped up every now and then. Before my diagnoses, I’ve been struggling a lot within the health care, been sent home several times cause “I didn’t look sick” etc. On the other hand, I must say I’ve also met amazing people within the health care!

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ULCERATIVE COLITIS GROUP LEADER

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VASCULITIS GROUP LEADER

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