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.


Erin Frith, Chair since 2020, Director since 2014 – Contact Erin

Erin Torres, Vice Chair since 2021, Director since 2020 – Contact Erin

Justin Dausch, Director since 2020 – Contact Justin

Carrie Curtis, Secretary since 2020, Director since 2020 – Contact Carrie


Hannah Acevedo, Director since 2018 – Contact Hannah

Dalene Basden, Director since 2020 – Contact Dalene

Gail Decker, Director since 2017 – Contact Gail

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

Susan Howell, Director since 2015 – Contact Susan

Silvia Mann, Director since 2020 – Contact Silvia

Andrea Millett, Director since 2019 – Contact Andrea

John Sloss, Director since 2020 – Contact John


Carol Meerschaert, Executive Director – Contact Carol

Rick Frith, Communications Manager – Contact Rick