AXYS Board of Directors and staff members are dedicated to the mission of AXYS and to our X and Y variation community. While election to the board is an honor, members also have important legal and fiduciary responsibilities that require a commitment of time, skill and resources. The ideal board member is strongly committed to AXYS’s mission and vision, and has the interest, skills, and resources that will fuel the organization’s growth.


Gary Glissman, Chair since 2017, Director since 2011 – Contact Gary

Larry Rakowski, Vice-Chair since 2017, Director since 2015 – Contact Larry

Stuart S. Howards, MD, Treasurer since 2019, Director since 2019 – Contact Stuart

Erin Frith, Secretary since 2016, Director since 2014 – Contact Erin


Hannah Acevedo, Director since 2018 – Contact Hannah

Ginnie Isaacs Cover, Director since 2011 – Contact Ginnie

Gail Decker, Director since 2017 – Contact Gail

Susan Howell, Director since 2015 – Contact Susan

Andrea Millett, Director since 2019 – Contact Andrea

Bill Mulkern, Director since 2019 – Contact Bill

Carrie Riby, Director since 2013 – Contact Carrie

Emeritus Board Members

Melissa Aylstock, Founding Director

Myra Byrd, Former Chair (2010-2016) and Director – Contact Myra

Shiela Clark, Former Secretary, Treasurer, and Director

Roberta Rappaport, Former Director and founder of The American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome Information and Support


Carol Meerschaert, Executive Director – Contact Carol

Robert Miller, Director of Clinic & Strategic Initiatives – Contact Robert

Richard Frith, Communications Manager – Contact Richard