Elizabeth Herndon

Elizabeth Herndon

A native Houstonian, Elizabeth received a B.A. from the University of Texas and an MBA from Duke University. She became interested in The Ehlers-Danlos Society after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with the classical form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.  Her family is currently working with Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Brendan Lee to develop research and treatment for the classical and other Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types. In the past, she has been deeply involved with The Children’s Fund, where she and her husband, Rogers, served on the board for over five years; including their last year as co-presidents.  She also served on the founding board for the Heartgift Foundation’s Houston chapter and the board of Workshop Houston, among other organizations. Liz is fluent in Spanish and runs a language tutoring service, as well as substitute teaching in the Houston area. She has three daughters, Lola, Charlotte, and Frances.