Meet the new Executive Director Yolanda Castillo!

5122907_origFor many reasons, it is an honor to join the National Fibromyalgia Association NFA as your Executive Director.

I chose a career working for nonprofit health causes because I am passionate about improving the health and well-being of others and because I thrive when I am surrounded by dedicated and caring people. I am confident I will find both in this role at NFA having worked at the national level in recent years I am ready to make an impact here at home in our country and the world.

Most importantly, I am committed to NFA’s mission “To develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia” More than any other organization, I believe NFA is making a difference in this battle due to the lack of knowledge about Fibromyalgia, as our society continues to stigmatize and debilitate those who suffer from this condition. Our investment in spreading awareness and educating communities have helped empower patients and provide them with a new level of hope. Despite the great progress many lives are still lost and our work remains critical.

As Lynne takes another challenge with Community Health Focus Inc. she continues to be an incredible role and a tough act to follow. NFA was not only formed but under her leadership the organization revenue grew and expanded dramatically. I am grateful to Lynne for her commitment, and training providing continuity through our transition. There is no doubt she will remain a trusted guide and supporter as we continue our work.

I am delighted to join an organization made up of so many devoted members and staff and with a busy months in the horizon we can only move forward.

~ Yolanda Castillo, Executive Director, National Fibromyalgia Association