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With our free packet of information, you will find answers to many of the questions you may have about acoustic neuroma and what the Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) can do for you. Included in the packet are names of persons who are willing to talk about their acoustic neuroma Request_FREE__ANA_Support___Group_Informationexperience, as well as ANA publications that provide helpful information such as treatment options and questions to ask your doctor. Our quarterly newsletter, Notes, will also be included in your packet, and booklets on specific topics such as Balance, Headache, Facial Nerve, Hearing and Eye Care are also available upon request.

ANA Local Support Group Leaders/Facilitators and Co-Leaders are valuable resources to ANA and are people just like you. They are individuals leading their own busy lives when one day they are faced with an unexpected challenge...the diagnosis and treatment of an acoustic neuroma. They've traveled the road and are now giving back to others. Our Leaders/Facilitators and Co-Leaders volunteer their time and energy to schedule support group meetings in your community. They provide personal connection and encouragement to individuals facing the challenges of an acoustic neuroma. They have committed themselves to providing the opportunity for individuals to meet, network and gain knowledge and assurance in a safe and comfortable space.

Please refer to the state list below for the ANA Local Support Group in your state and city.  If your state or city is not listed, there currently is no local support group in your area.  If you are an ANA member and are interested in starting a local support group in your area, please email our Support Group Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 877-200-8211.

ALABAMA

Mobile

Leader: Marye Alice Pinson 
251-626-2815

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Co-Leader: Reba Cuevas Ladner
228-669-9238

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ARIZONA

Phoenix

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Tuscon

Leader: Carol Franklin
520-722-8340
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CALIFORNIA

Long Beach

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Los Angeles

Leader: Leah Keith
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Palo Alto

Leader: Christina Esfehani
650-575-6990
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Co-Leader: Mark McLaren
925-838-8175
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Sacramento

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San Diego

Leader: Wanda JK Crook
760-315-2599
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Leader: Helen McHargue
760-728-0309
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San Francisco/Oakland Leader: Carol Most Walker
415-889-3547
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Co-Leader: Thomas Sattler
415-864-0764
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COLORADO


Denver

Leader: Roberta Hutchings
720-225-7241
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Co-Leader: Polly Wilson
303-997-5758
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Grand Junction

Leader: Carol Mayhew
970-818-9450
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CONNECTICUT

Hartford

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DC

Washington, DC

Leader: Allison Shaffer
301-279-9166
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Co-Leader: Patty Winter
301-219-6661
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FLORIDA


Fort Lauderdale

Leader: Nanci Heinmiller
561-391-2341
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Leader: Gina Napoles
561-865-5133
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Jacksonville

Leader: Joan Vanderbilt
904-287-8132
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Co-Leader: Julie Schiener
904-704-8052
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Orlando

Leader:  Chad Nye
863-248-2927
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Sarasota

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GEORGIA

Atlanta

Leader: Meredith Daly
404-659-4032
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Central Georgia

Leader: Kathy Rhoades
478-988-8769
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ILLINOIS


Chicago

Leader: Ellen Nuebel
847-971-0896
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Chicago - Southwest

Leader: Ginelle Sanchez
773-209-8375
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INDIANA

Indianapolis

Leader: Deborah Walls
317-988-1435
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KENTUCKY

Louisville

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MARYLAND

Baltimore

Leader:  Kathy Tyeryar
240-446-6916
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MASSACHUSETTS


Boston

Leader:  Nancy Marjollet
718-248-3924
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Springfield

Leader: Lisa Parent
413-378-6966
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MICHIGAN

West Bloomfield

Leader: Gail Beale
248-681-0780
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Leader: Jim Notarnicola
810-588-6767
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MINNESOTA

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Co-Leader: Terrill James
612-423-2422
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Co-Leader: Steven Blons
612-925-5926
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MISSOURI

 

St. Louis

Leader: Agnes Garino
314-821-1905
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Co-Leader: Phyllis Trulock
314-822-3221
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Co-Leader: Elizabeth Clark
636-227-1059
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Kansas City

Leader: Dave Kellogg
913-345-1727
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NEW HAMPSHIRE/VERMONT

Lebanon, NH

Leader: Linda Grant
603-679-1204
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NEW JERSEY


New Jersey

Leader: Wilma Ruskin
609-799-4442
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Co-Leader: David Belonger
609-654-8141
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New Jersey - South

Leaders: Tim & Karen Reid
732-341-6002
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Co-Leader: Victor Mankoski
908-456-2460
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NEW YORK


Albany/Mid-Hudson

Leader: John Gigliello
518-862-1602
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Co-Leader: Tracey Collins
581-382-3283
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Long Island

Leader: Daria Quinones
631-219-0397
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New York City

Leader: Lauren Tauman Goldberg
917-547-0572
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Leader: Miranda Warren Sacharin
646-964-4679
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Syracuse/Rochester

Leader: Greg Ewing
315-637-7002
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Co-Leader: Ceci McCurdy
585-249-4887
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NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte

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Durham

Leader: Stewart Binder
919-624-3256
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Leader: Debbie Fletcher
919-471-4389
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Co-Leader: Dr. Robert Hamer
919-593-1648
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OHIO

Columbus

Leader: Karl Forster
614-431-3448
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Cincinnati/Dayton

Leader: Alice Wedding
513-831-0336
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Northeast Ohio

Leader: Pat Gillespie
330-456-6006
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OREGON

Portland

Leader: Hillary Frie
877-200-8211
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Co-Leader: Steve Gerrard
503-780-7391
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Central Oregon

Leader: Karen Forte
541-388-0095
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PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Leader: Thomas Smith
610-532-9531
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Pittsburgh

Leader: Joe Vargo
814-242-1662
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Reading

Leader: Nancy Graffius
610-939-9114
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia

Leader: Wayne Marsh
704-882-2677
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Co-Leader: Sandra Lail
843-884-9598
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TENNESSEE

Knoxville

Leader: Tammy Hart
865-309-2378
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Co-Leader: Jack Martin
703-636-5220
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Nashville

Co-Leader: Lesley-Ann Smith
615-936-4730
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TEXAS

Dallas / Ft. Worth

Leader: Linda Dorasami
817-244-0615
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Co-Leader: Bob Clyatt
972-542-9730

Houston

Leader: Peter Meaden
832-689-8957
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San Antonio


Leader: Priscilla Riedel-Cohan
713-270-1360
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Co-Leader: Jay Ball
210-317-9094
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VERMONT/NEW HAMPSHIRE

Lebanon, NH

Leader: Linda Grant
603-679-1204
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VIRGINIA

Richmond/Eastern VA

Leader: Darry Patterson
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Roanoke

Leader: Mark Imhof
540-761-9901
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Co-Leader: Johnny Diaz
434-525-6940
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WASHINGTON

Seattle/Tacoma

Leader: Barbara Shinn
425-771-2105
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WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia

Leader: Clarice Dalton
304-744-5078
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WISCONSIN

Green Bay

Leader: Bonnie Simon
920-731-4647
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Co-Leader: Audrey Laskowski
920-822-5635

Milwaukee

Leader: Scott Van Ells
920-323-9141
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There are currently no support groups in these states. If you are a current ANA member and are interested in starting an Acoustic Neuroma Local Support Group in your area, please email our Support Group Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 877-200-8211.

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