With members that have expertise in business, medicine, law, dentistry, and much more, we’re able to continue to grow the reach and power of the Facial Pain Association, which in turn, brings more help and recognition to those who are currently patients.
David Meyers, Chairman. David is a retired CEO with extensive experience conducting business in Asia, Europe and Latin America. David is a TN patient who has undergone a successful MVD procedure, he has been an avid and generous supporter of the FPA for many years.
John Temple, Vice Chairman. John is the President of Cambridge International Partners, a boutique investment bank that provides M&A advisory services to the global investment management industry. John holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Trinity Hall College, Cambridge University. He is a TN patient, actively managing his pain.
Anne B. Ciemnecki, Secretary. As a third-generation TN patient, Anne thoroughly understands the physical and emotional pain that can affect a patient and their loved ones. With her history as a therapist and adviser, she’s uniquely qualified to help out those who are currently suffering from trigeminal neuralgia.
Melissa Anchan is a TN patient from California who served on our Young Patients Committee for several years before joining the board of directors in 2018. She holds master’s degrees in performing arts administration and human resources/organizational change management. Melissa currently works for a large investment bank, focusing on communications and media relations.
Ramesh P. Babu, MD. NYU Neurosurgeon with over 30 years of experience in trigeminal neuralgia and nerve pain, Dr. Babu has devoted his career to finding a cure. With his immense knowledge in the nerve pain field, he brings an invaluable perspective to the team.
Jeffrey Bodington. Founder and president of the investment banking firm Bodington & Co., Jeffrey has a passion for helping others, and his philanthropy has spilled over into Facial Pain issues. As a prior TN patient who has been pain-free for 16 years, he’s dedicated to helping all of those who are going through what he experienced.
Jeffrey Fogel, MD is a retired physician and current TN patient. Before retirement, Jeff was a board-certified Pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in private practice for 30 years. Jeff is an active Support Group Leader for the Philadelphia FPA Support Group and the outreach coordinator.
Henry A. Gremillion, DDS. Being an orofacial pain expert with over 30 years of experience in general dentistry, Henry focuses his skills on finding ways to differentiate TN pain from regular dental pain to prevent future cases of TN patients getting unnecessary dental work.
Megan Hamilton is a proud TN Mama. Her daughter, KatieRose was diagnosed with TN at 11 years old, and Geniculate Neuralgia soon after. Megan, along with other TN Mamas she met along the way, began an online support group for caregivers of pediatric TN patients. The group serves the families of more than 100 kids in 7 countries at last count.
Ally Kubik was diagnosed with TN at the age of 13 which has motivated her interest in research that will lead to a cure. Ally has a Master’s Degree in childhood education and currently works as a teacher for special needs students.
Eric Wertheim graduated from Binghamton University with a BA and Fordham University School of Law. He began his legal career in 1987 as the first law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth Conboy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Eric was in private practice as a litigation associate with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, one of the leading litigation firms in the United States. Eric is a husband, a father, and a TN patient.
Honorary Board Members
- Claire Patterson, FPA Founder and President Emeritus
- Michael G. Pasternak, PhD
- Roger Levy, Esq.