Meet the MedShadow Team

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Suzanne Robotti

Founder and President
I started MedShadow Foundation in  2013 because I was harmed by a medicine called DES (diethylstilbestrol) that was given to my mother when she was pregnant with me. When I was 13, I learned that I would not ever be able to get pregnant because of the side effects of More Info
Angela Smith

Angela Smith

Administration Manager
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in 2015, and I know what it’s like to experience negative side effects from medication — it’s scary, confusing, and sometimes feels hopeless. I did everything I was supposed to; I took my medicine as indicated and went in for my monthly blood More Info
Kimberly Bliss

Kimberly Bliss

Development Associate
As someone who is adopted and growing into her mid-century modern self, I have had questions about my family medical history remain unanswered.  This gap in information not only got me in the habit asking what happens when I take this drug, what are the side effects of treatment, what are the benefits More Info
Denavi Patel

Denavi Patil

Marketing and Content Manager
Health education and transparency has been a defining factor for most of my life. As a 18-year old just starting college, I was diagnosed with PCOS and immediately put on hormonal birth control. I didn’t have the proper resources at the time, and I had no idea the various kinds More Info

Emma Yasinski

Staff Writer
As a child, I was lucky to be a participant in a clinical trial in which a small device was inserted into my heart to cover an atrial septal defect which was causing my heart to grow unevenly, and over time, would likely have led to symptoms like shortness of More Info

Katherine Acerra

Consultant
MedShadow’s mission is meaningful to me because I know what it is like both to be ill and a caregiver struggling with side effects. When I was 19, my dad was diagnosed with ALS and given 5 years to live. On an odyssey through the obstacles of our health system, More Info

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