• Kristen Vanags, President, Advocacy

Kristen Vanags is the co-founder and president of Georgia PKU Connect and a leading advocate for medical foods coverage. She also serves on the Georgia Newborn Screening Advisory Committee and is the current National PKU Alliance Advocacy Chair. Kristen previously served on the board of the Southeast Regional Genetics Group and was the chair of the Southeast NBS & Genetics Collaborative Consumer Alliance. Kristen received the inaugural Applied Nutrition ROSE Award and coordinated the first National PKU Awareness Day with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (GA). Prior to her engagement in non-profit work, Kristen was a business process consultant with Accenture and later did freelance change management consulting. Kristen lives with her husband and two children in Atlanta, home of her alma mater, Georgia Tech.

• Shiela Ryan, Vice President, Education, Clinic Coordination


• Steve Hunt, Treasurer, Georgia’s National PKU Alliance Board of Directors Representative


• John Lorimer, Secretary


• Adele Hunt, Events


• Cathy Lorimer, Communications


• Joanne Hunt, Fundraising


• Daniel Almeida, At Large


• Lindsey Coltraine, At Large