International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation


Sara McKinnie is taking on a new position as Partnership and Meeting Coordinator. In this role, Sara will focus on expanding and enhancing IWMF’s relationships with other lymphoma cancer partners, managing the annual IWMF Educational Forum, managing the production of the IWMF Torch newsletter and our participation at key conferences and meetings such as ASH (American Society of Hematology), ONS (Oncology Nursing Society), the LRF (Lymphoma Research Foundation) Educational Forum, and the Lymphoma Coalition. With this change to a more external focus, Sara’s email will change to [email protected](link sends e-mail). Please make note of this in your address book.

Bobbie Chabino, who has been the IWMF Database and Accounting Manager, is being promoted and will take on the additional role of IWMF Office Manager. Bobbie has very effectively managed IWMF finances and seamlessly coordinated the IWMF’s transition to a new database that enables the Office to work more efficiently and more effectively. In her new role, Bobbie will also manage the IWMF Office and ensure that members receive the high quality service they need so we can best fulfill our promise that “with the IWMF, you are never alone.” Bobbie’s email will remain [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Reporting to Bobbie will be two new hires:

  • Rikki Miller will be our Assistant Office Manager and Development/Marketing Specialist. Rikki has a BA from New College in Sarasota where she was a National Merit Scholar, and an MFA in Creative Writing from City University of NY. Rikki has had a desire to work for a non-profit, and joins us from Ajax Union LLC, a digital marketing company, where she was Content Specialist and Account Manager. Rikki’s email is [email protected](link sends e-mail).
  • Bruce Alexander will be our part-time administrative assistant. Bruce and Bobbie have worked together in a previous company, so he comes with Bobbie’s “stamp of approval.” Bruce formerly worked for the management information systems industry, and most recently has been a part-time Adjunct Professor at Franklin University. Bruce’s email is [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Please join me in congratulating Bobbie and Sara on their new responsibilities, and in welcoming Rikki and Bruce to the IWMF. We’re all in excellent hands with our IWMF Office team!

Carl Harrington
President, IWMF


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