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Nancy Sander

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President and Founder
Nancy Sander founded Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) in 1985 to eliminate death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. AANMA’s core areas of expertise are education [1], advocacy [2] and community outreach [3]. Highlights of recent AANMA activities include lifesaving federal and state legislation on behalf of students with asthma and anaphylaxis [4], exposure of unregulated asthma and COPD medications and groundbreaking Medicaid patient/provider research.

Editor-in-chief of Allergy & Asthma Today [5] magazine and The MA Report [6] newsletter, Nancy is a prolific writer of asthma and allergy publications, children’s books and videos. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide and testifies at the national and state level on patient rights to safe, reliable medications and healthcare.

Nancy participates on asthma- and allergy-related committees, boards and government panels, including:

  • Medicaid Quality Improvement
  • Patient Access to Specialty Care Coalition
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) –National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Allergenic Products Advisory Committee
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Air Quality Partners
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) — Assessment of Ozone-Depleting Agents Committee and Lay Charitable Organizations Committee
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) — Public Relations Committee

Among Nancy’s many awards are:

  • 2012 – American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Distinguished Service Award
  • 2008 – Harlequin “More Than Words” [7] award for inspiring community service
  • 2006 – Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership: “Breathe: It’s the Law” [4] education and advocacy campaign
  • 2000 – Care and Share Humanitarian of the Year 2000 Award
  • 1994 – Dr. Charles H. Hudson Award for Cardiopulmonary Public Health, American Respiratory Care Foundation
  • 1992 – The Distinguished Lay Award, The American Academy of Allergy & Immunology
  • 1990 – Asthma Patient Conferences Award, American College of Allergy and Immunology
  • 1989 – Pennsylvania Allergy Association Award
  • 1988 – ACAI Layman of the Year, American College of Allergy and Immunology

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URLs in this post:

[1] education: http://www.aanma.org/publication/

[2] advocacy: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/

[3] community outreach: http://www.aanma.org/about-aanma/osc/

[4] students with asthma and anaphylaxis: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/meds-at-school/

[5] Allergy & Asthma Today: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription/

[6] The MA Report: http://www.aanma.org/publication/ma-report/

[7] “More Than Words”: http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?cid=1160

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