Our Staff

Susan Bazarsky, Executive Director | Ext. 301
Susan oversees the development, management, finances, and staff of Lupus LA. Additionally, she works closely with the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Board, and the Ambassadors, as well as the many volunteers, sponsors, and vendors to help meet the goals of the Lupus LA mission.

Katherine McMahon, Program Manager | Ext. 303
kmcmahon@lupusla.org Katherine manages the Lupus LA Patient Services Division which includes support groups, patient conferences, and being the liaison for the Medical Advisory Board. Katherine is also responsible for implementing the advocacy strategy of Lupus LA as well as the Emergency Grant Program and all patient referrals.

Phil Kong, Events Manager | Ext. 304
Phil oversees all of our major fundraising events. He is responsible for all aspects of events and outreach at Lupus LA including volunteer coordination, the Celebrity Ambassador Program, and the Lupus LA GO Team program.

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Ruth Featherstone, Administrative Associate | Ext. 302
admin@lupusla.org Ruth is responsible for maintaining the Lupus LA database, processing all incoming donations, website content development, and assisting with development project implementation. She is also the welcoming voice you’ll hear if you call the Lupus LA office.

Rachel Zaimont, Communications Associate | Ext. 305
Rachel oversees Lupus LA’s external communications, including social media, our newsletter, and promotion of our events, services, and initiatives. As community manager, she is also the point of contact if you reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.