A Letter from Marc Yale, Our New Executive Director

Dear Friend of the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation,

Over the last eight years, I have been fortunate to meet such an extraordinary group of people in our community and get involved with the IPPF. Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to bring you so many programs designed to improve the quality of life of people affected by pemphigus and pemphigoid.

I was diagnosed with mucous membrane pemphigoid in August 2007 and was very lucky to find the IPPF. Like all patients at that time, I was welcomed into the fold by the IPPF’s founder, Janet Segall, who nurtured the organization and all involved as if they were her own family. I was also privileged to work alongside Will Zrnchik, who devoted countless hours towards our patients and community to make the IPPF what it is today.

While working as a Peer Health Coach, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many P/P patients. Creating those relationships has been so gratifying. I have also built and expanded programs that serve our community, and I’ve represented the organization at conferences, meetings, and in the halls of Congress. So far, my time with the IPPF has been rewarding to say the least. This is why I was so honored when the IPPF Board of Directors asked me to lead our foundation as Interim Executive Director.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you in the future as we strive to find a cure for pemphigus and pemphigoid! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me:

Email: marc@pemphigus.org
Office: (916) 922-1298 x106
Cell: (916) 529-2048

Thank you for your continued support,