Rising Leaders Program

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter (AAFA-STL) is excited to announce its inaugural Rising Leaders class, who have accepted the challenge and opportunity to:
– Learn about the operations of a non-profit
– Have access to mentorship from current AAFA-STL Board members
– Help shape the Rising Leaders Program for future classes
– Bring a new perspective to AAFA-STL leadership and committees
– Help AAFA-STL fulfill its mission and execute its strategic plan

Congratulations to our 2016 class!

Mission Statement:
“To become the next generation of leaders who impact the asthma and allergy community through service, collaboration and innovation.”

Read a full description of the Rising Leaders Program

Abby Cohen Headshot“As a St. Louis med-tech entrepreneur, I am proud to be involved in such an innovative, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping St. Louis children breathe better. AAFA-STL is constantly evaluating  new ways to further fulfill their mission. The Rising Leaders Program is a selective group of young professionals that will bring a new perspective to the organization and have the opportunity to be exposed to the board-level operations of a growing non-profit organization.”
-Abby Cohen
Co-Founder, Sparo Labs
Chair, AAFA-STL Rising Leaders Program

Rich Chrismer headshot“The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter is an exceptional non-profit with outstanding leadership and a critical mission to help improve the lives of children living with chronic asthma and allergies.  As the founder of a growing boutique public relations firm, I’ve been honored to be a part of AAFA-STL’s team of professionals and to help them intensify their impact in the St. Louis region.  The Rising Leaders Program is about the future of AAFA-STL. It’s about partnering with innovative leaders who will bring their talents, new ideas and a fresh perspective to the organization.”
-Rich Chrismer
Founder, Seen Read Heard
Committee Member, AAFA-STL Rising Leaders Program