Erik Henrikson, Chair earned an engineering BS degree from Texas A&M University in 1993 and an MBA from Northeastern University in 2005. He is currently a software engineer at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Mr. Henrikson and his wife experienced preeclampsia in both their second and third pregnancies. Although their second child was born at 31 weeks, all four of their children, as well as his wife, are now healthy. After finding the Preeclampsia Foundation during their pregnancy in 2005, he became an active volunteer on the forums. Mr. Henrikson has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation board since 2008. His term will expire on 12/31/2013 (non-renewable).
Katie Rielly-Gauvin, Vice-Chair brings more than 20 years of a broad range of business experiences in the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Rielly-Gauvin is currently Vice President for RedScript Ventures™ LLC, a new Johnson & Johnson business accelerator created purposely for shaping new, venture stage business investments. Prior to this, she led a cross sector team within Johnson & Johnson to develop a Regenerative Medicine strategy and assess the best strategic options in the shaping of internal and external investments. Ms. Rielly-Gauvin joined Johnson & Johnson in 1993 where she worked as Manager of Infectious Disease Research at Ortho-McNeil. Additionally, Ms. Rielly-Gauvin served as Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for the worldwide strategic marketing efforts for the antipsychotic portfolio. She began her career with Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Research Scientist in both domestic and international clinical drug development. Ms. Rielly-Gauvin graduated from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Economics from Rutgers University. She is an outside board member of the Family Guidance Center as well as for the American Psychiatric Foundation. She resides in Carversville, PA with her husband and two children. Ms. Rielly-Gauvin has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation board since 2011. Her term will expire on 12/31/2013 (renewable).
Kathy Maguire, Secretary, holds a Master's Degree in early childhood leadership and advocacy, with 20 years' experience in early childhood education. Most recently she worked as a Program Associate and Consultant to child care centers and elementary schools with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement and accreditation attainment. Ms. Maguire began volunteering with the Preeclampsia Foundation in January 2006 after experiencing preeclampsia, which resulted in her daughter's premature birth at 29 weeks. She served as the Director of Volunteer Development, National Walk-a-thon chair, and was honored as the 2007 Preeclampsia Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Currently she is a stay-at-home mom and lives with her husband and daughter in Indiana. Ms. Maguire has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation board since 2011. Her term will expire on 12/31/2013 (renewable).
Dr. Beth Schimel, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Illinois-Chicago. She has practiced as a clinical ICU pharmacist at a level-one trauma center and as a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at a community hospital in the Milwaukee area. Dr. Schimel moved to a position in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1998. She has practiced as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL), a Training & Development director, and as a manager of MSLs at various Pharmaceutical companies. She and her husband live in the Milwaukee metro area. They enjoy traveling, especially to different wine regions in the US. She has served on the Board of Directors for Easter Seals of SE WI. Dr. Schimel has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation board since 2008. Her term will expire on 12/31/2013 (non-renewable).
Beth Frazer, received a Juris Doctrate from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She practiced as a civil litigator, representing clients both in and out of court on a variety of matters including employment disputes and civil rights claims. Ms. Frazer began her involvement with the Preeclampsia Foundation in 2008 after experiencing HELLP Syndrome when 20 weeks pregnant, which resulted in the death of her twins. She and her husband, Bryan, live in Nashville, Tenn. with their son and daughter, and currently serve as co-coordinators of the Nashville Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. Ms. Frazer has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation board since 2013. Her term will expire on 12/31/2015 (renewable).