Leadership

Our leadership team is comprised of volunteers who have dedicated their lives to the mission of A-BE-C – that every individual with exstrophy is given the chance to reach their life’s full purpose and potential.

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Pamela (Block) Artigas

President & Executive Director

Pamela Artigas is a mother by choice of a child with bladder exstrophy. Pamela has a passion for and an understanding of this rare me

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Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD

Founder & President Emeritus

Following the 1989 birth of a son with bladder exstrophy, Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda and his wife, Kathleen, established Association for the Bladder Exstrop

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Tom Exler

Board Member

Born with bladder exstrophy, Tom Exler has been a champion for raising awareness and support for bladder exstrophy most of his life. In the early 1970

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Misty Blue Foster LVN, BS, MPH

Communications Manager

Misty Blue Foster is a foster care alumni with both Cloacal Exstrophy and Spina Bifida. She graduated from nursing school in 2009 from NCP College of

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Janet Gibson

Board Member

Janet has been advocating for vulnerable children in Uganda since 2009 when she first visited Uganda in support of a non-profit charity working with A

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Emily Haddad, LCSW

Global Care Coordinator

Specialty – Emily Haddad is a Global Care Mental Health Therapist who volunteers her time to A-BE-C in addition to her work as Dire

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Paul A. Merguerian, MD, MS

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Paul Merguerian is the Division Chief of Urology at Seattle Children’s and Professor of Urology at the University of Washington.

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David Mukisa, B.Pharm., MPS

Uganda Program Director

David Mukisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and has worked with National Medical Stores for their procurement and logistics department, and f

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Joseph B. Redman

Board Member

Joseph B. Redman is a self-employed entrepreneur born with bladder exstrophy. He grew up in the small town of Morning View, KY with his two brothers.