September 30, 2020 – Wondering how you can spread CMV awareness and get involved in your community?
Amanda Devereaux and Kim Hill from National CMV Foundation delivered a fantastic presentation for us filled with helpful tips and great ideas. We are so grateful to have such wonderful partners in the CMV community! You definitely want to check this one out.
Background on the presenters:
Amanda Devereaux is the Program Director for National CMV Foundation. Amanda graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2007. She has worked in public health for 10 years, most recently focusing on maternal child health. Currently, she works as the Program Director for the National CMV Foundation. Amanda became passionate about eliminating cCMV when her daughter, Pippa, was born affected by the virus in 2015. In 2017 Amanda and her family successfully lobbied for CMV awareness and screening legislation in her home state of Iowa. She currently serves as Chair for the Congenital and Inherited Disorders Advisory Committee for her state. Amanda lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, Paul, and 2 children Atticus and Pippa.
Kim Hill is a Community Alliance Chair for National CMV Foundation. Kim is a mother of 4 and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her 10 year old daughter has bilateral sensorineural hearing loss due to CMV and has cochlear implants. Kim is passionate about CMV education and advocacy work and is a Community Alliance Chair for the National CMV Foundation. She also works as a parent educator for the North Carolina Division of Public Health teaching leadership and advocacy skills to parents across the state through the Parents as Collaborative Leaders Program. Kim is the board secretary for the Patient and Family Advisory Board at UNC Children’s Hospital. She has a degree in sociology from Utah State University.