Moureen Wenik, Executive Director
Moureen joined the FIRST staff in 2007.  Her 25 years of nonprofit experience with the YMCA, in multiple program areas, contributes to successful development and delivery of programs for the diverse group of members at FIRST.  She is passionate about helping the members of the ichthyosis community through the regional support network, FIRST to Know calls, Patient Support Forums, and contact through email and telephone.  Moureen is available to answer your questions, connect you with another family and help you navigate living with ichthyosis.  Moureen spends her off time with her family, and volunteering in her community.
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Lisa Breuning, Director of Operations
Lisa joined the FIRST team in September 2007, after nearly ten years of raising her two children. From 1988 to 1998, Lisa also worked as Office Manager and Women’s Division Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Bux-Mont Regional Office. She joined FIRST as an Administrative Assistant and is currently Director of Operations. Her duties include managing and maintaining FIRST’s database of members and associates, overseeing all of FIRST's financial aid programs, as well as maintaining all website content. During her free time, Lisa enjoys working in the garden, reading, Sudoku and spending time with her family.
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Christine Wassel, Community Engagement Director

Chris joined the FIRST staff in 2010.  Prior to FIRST, Chris worked in the Pharmaceutical and Insurance sectors, in the areas of Database Management and Marketing. After having 5 daughters of her own, Chris felt drawn to the non-profit world and luckily found FIRST.  Many members have worked one-on-one with Chris as she initially launched FIRST’s grassroots fundraising arm, and managed its growth for over four years. Chris is now excited to move into her new role as Community Engagement Director where she will be working with parents and grandparents of affected children and coordinating all of FIRST’s social media outlets.

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