Tell us about your symptoms and treatment experience. Take our survey here.

Community Team

Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with macular degeneration. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your MacularDegeneration.net team below.

The MacularDegeneration.net Team

Kyler Koons

Kyler holds a BA in English from Elizabethtown College and an MA in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. Passionate about lifelong learning and creativity, Kyler has also pursued coursework in illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a certification in 2D animation from CG Spectrum College of Art. When he’s not writing or drawing, Kyler loves browsing vintage book stores, drinking coffee, and enjoying the quiet, rainy days of the Pacific Northwest.

Abby Schmidt

Abby holds a BA in strategic communication and has a diverse background in public relations, nonprofit marketing, and most recently health and fitness programming. She is passionate about creating a welcoming space for meaningful connection and community. In her spare time, Abby enjoys teaching yoga, exploring coffee shops, attending concerts around the city, and singing with her local a cappella group.

Meet our MacularDegeneration.net Community Health Leaders
Meet our Editorial Team
Meet our Medical Review Board

Community Team

Kate Abernethy
Joanna Bodner
Michael Boren
Minel Cannucciari
Anthony Carrone
Julie Croner
Patty Day
Rachel DiStefano
Allison Echols
Kelsey Ford
Gabby Formica
Jaclyn Gallagher
Bridget Gawinowicz
Courtney Getty
Jacqueline Gottlob
Liz Green
Reggie Hall
Crystal Harper
Matt Harrison
Sara Hayes
Colleen Heavens
Kayleigh Hill
Kailah Holmes
Audrey Innerst
Ilana Jacqueline
Pam Jajko
Amanda Jones
Laura Kompanik
Danielle Kraft
Jess Lipkin
Kelly McNamara
Sanjana Mehrotra
Kelly Miller
Pamela Munnelly
Megan Norton
Torie Pappas
Corene Pettit
Amna Rizvi
Carolyn Rotella
Misty Roussa
Lauren Ruffalo
Sam Sarube
Kathy Smyser
Samuel Taylor
Margot Tishberg
Alexa Vecchione
Sarah Wallin
Kristine Zerkowski
Brian Zimorowicz

Community Experience Coordinators

Melissa Arnold
Chelley Avicolli
Jill Brodie
Kimberly Broughal
Julie Byers
Richard Faust
Donna Flood-Amaya
Lori Duffy Foster
Jessica Hall
Doreen Hribar
Beth Huffman
Latoya Juniel
Christine Laaksonen
Cody Leach
Jake Maxwell
Katherine Moakes
Lauren Mullin
Debra Philip
Erin Rush
Erin Tirney

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.