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 producer and correspondent for Nightly Business Report and HealthWeek on PBS, as well as other nationally syndicated shows.



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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 a Facebook support group called Women in Pain Awareness  and has a blog called A Pained Life.  Carol is a member of PNN's 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 has a blog called The Only Certainty is Bad Grammar.    

Crystal is chair of PNN's board of directors.


Jennifer Kain Kilgore lives with chronic back and neck pain after two car accidents. Jennifer is an an attorney editor for both and the Association of International Law Firm Networks. You can read more about Jennifer on her blog, Wear, Tear, & Care. 

Jennifer is a member of PNN's board of directors.

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.

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Janice Reynolds is a retired nurse who specialized in pain management, oncology and palliative care. She has lectured across the country on pain and co-authored several articles in peer reviewed medical journals. 

Janice has lived with persistent post craniotomy pain since 2009. 


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.

Rochelle Odell has lived with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for 25 years, along with fibromyalgia, multiple spinal conditions and asthma.

Rochelle is a long-time supporter of the American Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association and is a patient advocate for the iPain Foundation.


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 33 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.

Pat Akerberg lives with trigeminal neuralgia. Pat is a member of the TNA Facial Pain Association and is a supporter of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Research Foundation. She has an extensive background as an organizational effectiveness and communications consultant, and has coached and developed top executives.