Kristin Loomis – President & Executive Director
Kristin is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Foundation. A graduate of Wellesley and Harvard Business School, Kristin was a publishing and marketing executive before devoting herself full-time to non-profit activities. Kristin directs the HHV-6 Foundation staff, administers the Foundation’s advocacy and initiates research collaborations along with the Scientific Director.

Jill Chase – Vice President
Jill brings an extensive background in clinical research and administration to the Foundation. With graduate degrees in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Jill worked on multi-site clinical trials at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York while teaching at Columbia University and managed clinical trial studies for a medical device company in Santa Barbara. Jill has worked at the HHV-6 Foundation since 2007, coordinating international research collaborations and managing the HHV-6 & 7 repository with the Scientific Director.  She also developed the protocol and IRB proposal to establish the ciHHV-6 repository and registry, which she manages.

Sheryl Lunsford – Office Manager
Sheryl came to the Foundation with a background in graphic design in 2007. She manages the Foundation office and website and does all the graphic design for the conference and Foundation materials. She also manages all patient inquiries and maintains the Foundation databases.

Jason Stanley Conference Administrator
Jason Stanley holds a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley and handles most general IT and day-to-day tasks for the foundation. He is an avid woodworker and can often be found cruising the surf on a stand-up paddleboard.

Eva Eliassen Research Associate & Communications Editor
Eva received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Swedish from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has also spent time testing recreational waters for the presence of antibiotic-resistant E. coli in and around Stockholm, Sweden, and through the Foundation, she has performed experiments to characterize the effects of heparin on HHV-6. Currently, Eva is preparing for medical school while training her wild mustang.

Tuan Phan – Research Associate
Tuan received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology-Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his time at UCSB, he performed research on mussels in the Marine Biotechnology Laboratory. He will be attending medical school in Fall 2016 and is spending his gap year working at the HHV-6 Foundation, as well as doing research on Type 1 Diabetes for the William Sansum Diabetes Center and tutoring students for the SAT/ACT.

Kimi Van Wickle –Research Associate
Kimiko received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health: Science, Society, and Policy at Brandeis University. During her time as a student, she performed research at the Paradis Lab of Neurobiology, using mouse models to study the genetics of Rett syndrome. She is currently applying for graduate school in Biomedical Ethics and studying for her MCAT.