September 3, 2021
Lupus LA enters the fastest growing media market with the new Your Story Our Fight® podcast which will give a voice to lupus patients while continuing Lupus LA’s mission to raise lupus awareness worldwide. Hosted by the Chairman of Lupus LA and lupus patient himself, Adam Selkowitz, patients from all walks of life will share stories about their unique lupus journeys. With a focus on inspiration and hope, Lupus LA’s podcast will provide support and optimism to a patient community looking for assurance that they are not alone.
Adam Selkowitz, Chairman of the Board, Lupus LA
Adam Selkowitz is the founder and owner of Waterfall Films. He initially pursued an acting career, receiving a degree in Drama from Ithaca College. Adam then spent 6 years in New York, working mostly with an improv/sketch comedy group that he created called Spilt Milk. Spilt Milk performed across the country at comedy clubs, colleges and corporate events and was the official sketch comedy group at Caroline’s Comedy Club on Broadway for several years. Following his run with Spilt Milk, Adam moved to Los Angeles and switched from acting to production in creating Waterfall Films. The company’s original project, Greener Mountains, is an award-winning independent film available on Amazon Prime and other streaming services. Currently, the company has multiple projects in active development and has focused more recently on obtaining intellectual property rights around those projects.
In 1987 Adam was diagnosed with lupus and in 1999 he co-founded Lupus LA with Dr. Daniel Wallace and a small group of committed board members. Adam has led Lupus LA as Chairman of the Board for most of the last 20 years and has been at the forefront of the organization’s accomplishments, including raising over $10 million for lupus research, bringing a robust patient services program to Southern California and raising more global awareness for lupus than ever before. In addition, Adam is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors and sits on their Leadership Council. He is also an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Episode SIXTEEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes LaToya Johnson and Julius White. LaToya Johnson is a Lupus patient and fitness influencer along with her partner, Julius White.
Episode FIFTEEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Nancy Utley, a lupus patient and the former Chairman of Searchlight Pictures.
Episode FOURTEEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Liz Morasso, a lupus patient and clinical social worker.
Episode THIRTEEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Andrea Gershwin, a lupus patient and psychotherapist.
Episode TWELVE of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Kelly Rotstan , a lupus patient and pharmaceutical scientist.
Episode ELEVEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Yvette Carrillo , a lupus patient, periodontist, and implant surgeon.
Episode TEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Kimmy Delahunty, a lupus patient and mental health advocate.
Episode NINE of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Kristen Renton, a lupus patient, actress, and Lupus LA Celebrity Ambassador.
Episode EIGHT of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Marisa Zeppieri, a lupus patient, author, influencer, and lupus advocate.
Episode SEVEN of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Amanda Palley, a lupus patient and Senior Vice President of Current Programs at CBS.
Episode SIX of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Lorena Gordon, a lupus patient, writer and director of the award winning short film At Last.
Episode FIVE of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Maurissa Tancharoen, a lupus patient, writer, producer and showrunner of ABC’s Agents of Shield.
Episode FOUR of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Peter Morley, a lupus patient, patient advocate and healthcare activist.
Episode THREE of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Monica Blied Phd, a lupus patient and California Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Shannon is a newly-diagnosed lupus patient who was born and raised in San Diego, California, and has been involved in athletics and team sports since early childhood. Shannon moved to Los Angeles in 1996, and graduated from UCLA in 1999. Shannon had a successful career in the finance industry before taking a break from the business world so that she could focus on raising her three daughters. Shannon has combined her loves of exercise science, sports, fitness, and mentoring, and has obtained her Certified Personal Trainer designation from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, one of the most rigorous and well-respected governing agencies in the fitness industry. In addition, Shannon is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and also holds credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as both a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, giving her a unique skill set and the ability to provide clients with additional levels of expertise.
Episode ONE of the Your Story Our Fight® podcast welcomes Juana Mata, a lupus patient and lupus advocate to talk about her life as a patient and her work with Looms 4 Lupus, a popular support group within the lupus community.
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The Your Story Our Fight Podcast is sponsored in part by: