President and Editor

Pat Anson is an award winning journalist who has worked as a reporter, producer, writer, and anchor at TV and radio stations in Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Iowa, and Los Angeles. He was a correspondent for Nightly Business Report and HealthWeek on PBS. You can contact Pat at

Board of Directors


Crystal Lindell is journalist who lives in Illinois.  After five years of unexplained rib pain, Crystal was finally diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Crystal is chair of PNN's board of directors. 

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Carol Jay Levy has lived with trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic facial pain disorder, for over 30 years. She is the author of “A Pained Life, A Chronic Pain Journey.”

Carol is the founder of the Facebook support group Women in Pain Awareness and a blog called A Pained Life. 

Jennifer Kain Kilgore lives with chronic back and neck pain after two car accidents. She is an associate attorney with Malis | Law in Cambridge, Mass., focusing her practice on personal injury and civil litigation, as well as the VP of Editorial for the Association of International Law Firm Networks. You can read more about Jennifer on her blog, Wear, Tear, & Care. 


Barby Ingle lives with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), migralepsy and endometriosis. She is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and president of the International Pain Foundation (iPain).

More information about Barby can be found by clicking here.

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Roger Chriss lives with Ehlers Danlos syndrome. He is a technical consultant in Washington state who specializes in mathematics and research.

Roger is a proud member of the Ehlers-Danlos Society.


Lynn Webster, MD, is a vice president of scientific affairs for PRA Health Sciences and consults with the pharmaceutical industry. He is a former president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the author of “The Painful Truth.”

Lynn’s blog can be found here.

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Forest Tennant, MD, MPH, DrPH, has retired from clinical practice but continues his groundbreaking research on the treatment of intractable pain and arachnoiditis.

Forest’s research is made possible by the Arachnoiditis Research and Education Project of the Tennant Foundation, which also sponsors PNN’s Patient Resources section.


David Hanscom, MD, is a spinal surgeon who has helped hundreds of back pain sufferers by teaching them how to calm their nervous systems without the use of drugs or surgery.

In his book “Back in Control,David shares the latest developments in neuroscience research and his own personal history with pain.


A. Rahman Ford, PhD, is a lawyer and research professional who lives with chronic inflammation in his digestive tract. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Howard University School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Howard Law Journal.

Rahman has a strong interest in regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments.


Ann Marie Gaudon is a registered social worker and psychotherapist in the Waterloo region of Ontario, Canada with a specialty in chronic pain management.  She has been a chronic pain patient for over 30 years and works part-time as her health allows.

For more information about Ann Marie's counseling services, visit her website.


Mia Maysack lives with chronic migraine, cluster headaches and fibromyalgia. 

Mia is the founder of Keepin’ Our Heads Up, a Facebook advocacy and support group, and Peace & Love, a wellness and life coaching practice for the chronically ill.