Anne Lynch Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors
March 14th, 2017
Human Resources professional Anne Lynch joins the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness.
San Diego, California – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness, announced that Anne Lynch, has joined its Board of Directors. Anne most recently was the VPHR and section 16(b) Officer of Envivio, Inc. a software based video processing and delivery solutions company dually headquartered in San Francisco and France.
Anne was drawn to Sepsis Alliance while her husband was suddenly struck by sepsis after a short hospital stay in 2014. Frustrated by the lack of information available, she found the Sepsis Alliance website and based upon the information provided there she was better able to assess the dangerous situation that her husband was in and to better interact with the medical team. After 30 days in the ICU her husband died and she is now dedicated to working with Sepsis Alliance to raise awareness of sepsis in memory of her husband.
“We are thrilled to have Anne join our board,” Dr. Jim O’Brien, Sepsis Alliance Medical Director and Board Chair, said. “Her professional HR experience and personal experience with sepsis will provide us with guidance as we move forward with new and existing programs at Sepsis Alliance.”
Sepsis is a medical emergency that occurs when the body’s response to infection begins to injure its own tissues and organs. It is estimated that 258,000 people in the U.S. die every year from sepsis, a preventable condition requiring early diagnosis and rapid treatment.
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance is the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, dedicated to saving lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. A 501(c)(3) organization, Sepsis Alliance was founded by Dr. Carl Flatley after the sudden, unnecessary death of his daughter Erin to a disease he had never even heard of. Sepsis Alliance produces and distributes educational materials for patients, families and health providers on sepsis prevention, early recognition and treatment. The organization also offers support to patients, sepsis survivors, and family members through its sepsis.org website which receives more than 1 million visits each year. The organization founded Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011, and works with partners to host community outreach events across North America. Since Sepsis Alliance began its mission, sepsis awareness has increased almost threefold, from 19% to 55%. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, a GuideStar Gold-rated charity, please visit http://www.sepsis.org/.