OUR MISSION

To spread awareness for Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome through our marketing efforts among the public and medical communities to encourage early diagnosis.  We are the liaison to those diagnosed with SMAS. Here to assist with improved health opportunities while offering scholarships for financial or medical burdens.  Research and Development is diligently working towards discovering the root cause and finding logical, natural alternatives and ethical treatments to ensure preventative measures for the condition.  SMAS Foundation will relentlessly pursue the funding necessary to achieve our mission through merchant sales, fundraisers, grants, as well as accept public donations. 

Board of Directors

Lisa Dwyer

Lisa Dwyer

Director, President

  • Regional Vice President Primerica Financial Services
  • Bachelors in Business Admin CMU, Minor in Finance, Coach, Motivational Leader

 SMAS Directive:

My goal is to find grants and funding opportunities for the Foundation. We have an amazing Board of Directors and many volunteers ready to take SMA Syndrome to national awareness. We will provide much more intense studies and research and find solutions both Holistic and Medically to ensure more preventative measures and healthy GI and body. The Foundation is also financially and medically supporting the patients and families suffering from SMAS

Michelle Abd’Elaziz

Michelle Abd’Elaziz

Board of Director, Grant Writer

  • Regional Vice President Primerica Financial Services
  • Board of Directors Talbiyah inc, Principal of Yocef james Inc
  • Served on the board of directors of a 1 million annually budget at Urban Neighborhood Initiatives. Founded Talbiyah Inc, 2005
  • Congressional Leadership Award and served on the Michigan Business Advisory Commission as Honorary Chairwoman.
  • Master Degree in Public Administration Non Profit Leadership
  • Master Degree in Urban Planning
  • Master Degree in Organizational Development

SMAS Directive:

My goal is to help steer the strategic directions of the organization and ensure that operations are flowing accordingly. I will work closely with the Executive Director, Lisa Dwyer as I will be writing grants in the hopes of retaining funding for the organization. 

Sherri Anderson

Sherri Anderson

Trustee: Executive Assistant

  • Regional Vice President Primerica Financial Services
  • Owned and operated several businesses since 1987
  • Managed several businesses for others since 1983
  • Coach and Motivational Leader

SMAS Directive:

My goal is to help and assist the SMAS Board Members/Foundation in any capacity that I can with office experience. I have a broad knowledge in many areas and am able to multitask. 

Louanne Allison

Louanne Allison

Director, Client Liaison

  • Licensed Health Insurance Professional 
  • MBA Masters in Business Administration
  • MSSM Master in Science and Strategic Management
  • BIA Bachelor’s in Industrial Administration
  • Naturopathic Institute in Mt Pleasant MI

SMAS Directive:

My goal is to engage with and get to personally know the SMAS clients. We will have portfolios and find their most important needs and address them immediately. We will evaluate how we can assist each client; financially with medications, living expenses, travel, dietary needs and equipment along with health insurance requirements. We will give all SMAS clients access to our Board of Physicians which includes 3 Physicians and a psychologist along with support groups and means to other communities that would be of service. We coordinate with the Research and Development team closely and connect the doctors with the clients. 

Lynn Leath

Lynn Leath

Treasurer

Devan Miller

Devan Miller

Board of Director, Growth Consultant

  •  Division Sales Leader Primerica Financial Services
  • CIO of Talbiyah Inc.
  • Sales Development Rep. at Salesprocess.io

We help SaaS and online service businesses scale to $10M in record speed, even without raising money. Graduated Communications School as a Cyber Network Operator for the United States Marine Corps.

SMAS Directive:

My goal is to help show this organization to the world. I’m looking to help our foundation build a powerful brand that provides hope and resources to those suffering from SMAS.

Cathy Frick

Cathy Frick

Research & Development

Zody Rabideau

Zody Rabideau

Events

Debbie Oliver

Debbie Oliver

Event

Robert Ferguson

Robert Ferguson

GI Specialist

Tara Taylor

Tara Taylor

PA

Sameeh Kawar

Sameeh Kawar

GI Surgeon

Gloria Jensenius

Gloria Jensenius

Director R/D & Naturopath