Board of Directors
Christy Collins is a web developer and producer living in upstate New York. She works with business and non-profit clients across the United States and is excited to apply her professional expertise to the founding and development of the M-CM Network. She is the mother of three children, including a daughter, Signe, who has M-CM. She also has a passion for community media and serves on the board of the Berkshire Community Radio Alliance. Christy is the president of the M-CM Network.
Leslie Sanderson is the mother of an eight year old son with M-CM. She had the strong desire for a non-profit for M-CM based on her own family's struggle to find a diagnosis, information and appropriate treatment for her son. Leslie is currently the secretary of the M-CM Network. Leslie spends the majority of her time caring for her son, advocating for services, his inclusion within the public school system, and transporting him to multiple therapies and medical appointments. In her spare time, Leslie works as a pediatric dietitian in the PICU and NICU at Cottage Children's Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA and is the vice president of the parent sponsored special education advisory committee (SEAC) in Santa Barbara School District. Leslie is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), she has her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and minor in Chemistry from Fresno State University and completed her post graduate dietetic internship through Porterville Developmental Center. Leslie has a history of working at the pediatric metabolic genetics clinic at Children's Hospital of Central California and is committed to improving the nutrition status of children with complex medical conditions and multiple disabilities. In her spare time she volunteers for and supports multiple organizations that benefit children with special needs.
Marielle Kulling is our Registry Research and Development Coordinator. She is originally from Livonia, Michigan but has spent the past 5 years on Michigan State University's campus. She graduated Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University with a B.S. in Physiology and is currently studying at Michigan State in the Masters in Public Health Program. She also works for the Department of Residence Life on campus. In 2012, she will be attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine to obtain her doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. Marielle began working with M-CM Network in the Fall of 2011, where she initially collaborated with other members to strengthen the organization's fundraising and communication efforts. She then created the M-CM Network Fundraising Committee and recruited undergraduates at MSU who helped with these efforts. Marielle is now researching and developing our official registry, which will archive incidences of the disorder and accrue data for scientific use in the future. Though this is her first experience working with a non-profit, Marielle has extensive background in laboratory research at the University of Michigan, volunteering on campus, and experience in medical and scientific environments. She hopes to use her public health knowledge to enhance the outreach, coordination, and scientific components of M-CM Network.