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.

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.

Judith Anderson - Advisor & Patient Advocate Judith is a sales and marketing consultant in the technology industry who brings her skills to the Foundation to assist with researcher collaborations, outreach, planning, marketing and patient advocacy.

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.

Danny Toomey
Danny begins medical school in the fall of 2024. He received his Master’s in Medical Sciences from Alpert Medical School of Brown University and was formerly a Research Affiliate in the Attention Lab at UCSB. He received his BS in Biopsychology with Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Danny led a study that sought to use attentional deficits to predict Alzheimer’s Disease and is interested in understanding the effects of HHV-6 on the brain.

Tuan Phan
A graduate of Tulane Medical School, Tuan is currently an internal medicine resident at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Tuan has published a number of papers on HHV-6 including a meta-analysis on HHV6B reactivation and subsequent  aGVHD, a review of HHV-6B in liver transplantation and a review of the role of HHV-6B infection on T cell reconstitution.

Harrison Zhu
A medical student At Baylor College of Medicine, Harrison is a research associate and newsletter writer for the HHV-6 Foundation and works with physicians on literature reviews relating to HHV-6. He previously studied biochemistry at University of Texas.

Mona Eliassen – Chairman of the Board
Mona is the founder of Eliassen Group, Inc., an industry leader in the IT consulting and staffing industry. Chosen as a finalist in 1998 for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Mona has since been inducted into the Women’s Business “Hall of Fame” and selected as Incentive Magazine’s “Motivator of the Year.” Mona earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University.