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Fri04182014

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Memphis chapter of Lupus Foundation turns to Nelson

The Lupus Foundation of America recently appointed Yvonne D. Nelson as Executive Director of Memphis Area Chapter, Inc. The Lupus Foundation of America – a national organization committed to educating and supporting those affected by lupus and finding its cure – recently appointed Yvonne D. Nelson as Executive Director of Memphis Area Chapter, Inc.

 
 Yvonne D. Nelson

Board Chair John J. Davis, PA-C, said Nelson’s “wealth of private and community experience, track record of success, and commitment to the community will prove to be valued assets in our ongoing efforts to work with individuals affected by lupus.”

Nelson has worked with myriad organizations serving the needs of many different constituencies. She is president of the McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association, Inc. of Memphis and is the CEO and founder of DI’MANS, Inc., an agency that “provides guidance and structure in the lives of marginalized youth and young adults.”

Nelson said she was drawn   to the Foundation because of the personal ties she has to lupus and similar autoimmune diseases. She holds bachelors of administration degrees in Management and Finance from The LeMoyne-Owen College and masters of business administration degrees in Management and Marketing from American InterContinental University. She is a PhD Candidate in Organization and Management with an emphasis in Leadership at Capella University.

On Jan. 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., LFA – Memphis Area Chapter, Inc., will kick off its 2011 friends drive and celebrate the updating of its office. Call (901) 458-5302, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit MemphisLupus.org for details.

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