Allison Foss has joined the Myasthenia Gravis Association as the Executive Director. Allison is no stranger to Myasthenia Gravis. Diagnosed at age 5, she is one of those rare MG patients with the MuSK antibody. Raised in southeastern Iowa, Allison graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Child & Family Services. She has spent the last 18 years working with and advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. She comes to the MGA from Johnson County Developmental Supports where she was a Service Coordinator.
Allison began her partnership with the MGA in 2010 when she initiated the MGA Triple Crown Showdown (formerly the MGA Walk Run and Roll). Allison has worked as a volunteer to help spearhead the MGA Triple Crown Showdown for the last 7 years. In Allison’s time as a volunteer the run has grown from just under 200 participants to just under 500 participants and raised more than $200,000. Allison has been an active member of the MGA Board of Directors for the past two years, serving as Board President in 2017. Allison brings to the MGA her passion for community spirit and recognition of those in need.
Tanya Renner is new to the Myasthenia Gravis Association as the Program Coordinator. Tanya previously worked as a Pharmacy Technician and took some time off to spend at home raising her family. Tanya resides in Roeland Park with her husband Mike and three children Cohen (11),Abigail (5) and Jax (1 ). She is very involved in her church and volunteering at her kids school. Tanya’s looking forward to this new opportunity to learn and meet new people.