Marisa Bergfield is the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for The Ehlers-Danlos Society, working with the community to break down barriers for individuals around the world.
Currently, Marisa is a doctoral student in clinical psychology with a research interest in how Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobile spectrum disorders impact mental health and the diagnostic experience. Chronic pain and illness are two of her professional passions and she has helped establish multiple support and therapy groups for individuals experiencing isolation due to their health. Previously, she served as Secretary and Bookkeeper on the Board of Directors for the Dysautonomia Support Network for 2016-2017. Additionally, she also served as a local and regional leader for the Network, helping to oversee a variety of states around the country.
Marisa is an active member of her church and spends her free time creating and appreciating art with family and friends. If you wish to contact Marisa, please click here.