Serving as a board member of a non-profit organization such as AXYS is one of the most challenging and rewarding of volunteer assignments. 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 a person strongly committed to AXYS’s mission and vision, and who also has the interest, skills, and resources (either themselves or through contacts with persons and companies having such resources) that will help fuel the organization’s growth. Our goal is to continue adding needed programs and new services to address the growing needs of our community.


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

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

Kevin Schindler, Treasurer since 2015, Director since 2015 – Contact Kevin

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

Myra Byrd, (Past Chair 2010-2016), Director since 2006 – Contact Myra

Other Board Members

Ginnie Isaacs Cover, Director since 2011 – Contact Ginnie

Susan Howell, Director since 2015 – Contact Susan

Carrie Riby, Director since 2013 – Contact Carrie

Gail Decker, Director since 2017 – Contact Gail

Sheryl Kelly, Director since 2018 – Contact Sheryl

Hannah Acevedo, Director since 2018 – Contact Hannah

Emeritus Board Members

Melissa Aylstock, Founding Director

Shiela Clark, Former Secretary, Treasurer, and Director

Roberta Rappaport, Former AXYS 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