FPA’s mission is to serve those with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, through patient support, education for patients and medical professionals, and by promoting research to find a cure.
In order to continue to deliver the information and assistance necessary, we have an excellent team made up of a dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring group of former TN patients and care-giving specialists.
Allison Feldman, Chief Executive Officer
Allison has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2004. She holds a degree in Education from Emory University and returned to school in 2013 to earn a Master in Public Administration degree. Allison has worked in many areas of nonprofits including programming, fundraising, event planning, public policy, volunteer management and governance.
Nancy Oscarson, Business Manager
Nancy has owned and operated several successful businesses in Florida. As an independent business owner she honed her business and finance skills. Nancy works directly with the CEO; she oversees daily operations, maintains financial and business documents and coordinates FPA conferences and exhibits.
Regina Gore, Database and Volunteer Coordinator
Regina has more than 15 years experience working with volunteers, donors, and databases in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Drake University. Regina brings her compassion and organization skills to the volunteer effort for FPA. She also keeps track of our constituents and generous donors.
Brandi Underwood, Marketing and Communications Manager
Brandi is a communications professional with a diverse background in corporate, small business, and non-profit marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. As a member of the facial pain community, Brandi strives to support, educate, and advocate for all people living with neuropathic facial pain.
Natalie Merrithew, Programs Coordinator
Natalie is a recent graduate from Clemson University. She studied English with an emphasis in Writing and Publication Studies and a minor in Writing for News Media. In the past, she has coordinated programs for student housing facilities, churches, nonprofits, and university affairs. As our programs coordinator, she strives to make our services accessible and engaging for all who desire support in living with facial pain.