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The Sjögren's Foundation staff is fiercely passionate about supporting our community, driven to overcome obstacles and motivated to continue the fight against Sjögren's.

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sjögren’s  Foundation.  Since joining the Foundation in 2003, Steve has focused on making Sjögren’s syndrome a household name by increasing awareness among the general public and healthcare professionals. 

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Katherine Morland Hammitt

Katherine Morland Hammitt

Vice President of Medical & Scientific Affairs

As Vice President of Medical & Scientific Affairs, Kathy Hammitt oversees the Sjögren’s Foundation key medical and scientific initiatives to increase our knowledge about Sjögren’s, improve the exchange of ideas to accelerate research, and set the stage for better treatment and management of Sjögren’s. Together with the Foundation’s Director of Research and Scientific Affairs, Matt Makara , they make a formidable team working to improve patient care and increase research.

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Sheriese DeFruscio

Sheriese DeFruscio

Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Relations

Sheriese DeFruscio is the Vice President of Development, Marketing & Corporate Relations for the Sjögren's Foundation.

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Ben Basloe

Benjamin Basloe

Vice President of Philanthropy & Office Operations

Benjamin Basloe is the Vice President of Philanthropy & Office Operations.

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