Board of Directors
The following advocates serve as NMA’s leadership.
Lynn Bozof, President of NMA, resides in Fort Myers, FL. Her 20-year-old son, Evan, died on April 20, 1998, after a 26-day battle with meningococcal disease. During these 26 days, he had both arms and legs amputated. Evan was a college junior, honor student and pitcher on his university baseball team. Evan’s family was unaware that a vaccine existed that could have saved his life. See Lynn’s Story.
Lori Buher, NMA Director, resides in Mt. Vernon, WA. Lori had never heard of meningococcal disease until her son Carl contracted the life-threatening bacterial infection when he was 14. Carl survived, but in order to save his life, doctors had to amputate both his legs below the knee. It was only after her son’s experience that Lori learned Carl was recommended for vaccination. See Lori’s Story.
Leslie Maier, NMA Secretary, resides in Tucson, AZ. Leslie’s son Chris was a high school senior and a star soccer player when meningococcal disease tragically took his life in 2005. The disease progressed so quickly that Chris, a healthy, active young man, died the day after his first symptoms appeared. Leslie was not aware that vaccination might have prevented her son’s death. See Leslie’s Story.