Board Members


Meet Our Board of Directors

President:  Margo Pruitt (member since 2002)

Executive Director & CEO:  Ellen Terry ( member since 2006)

Our Inception:

In 1979, Judith Jones began the local Southern Tier Lupus Foundation at her kitchen table with three people.  Judith was suffering with Lupus and was very ill.  The closest support she could find was in Syracuse, NY, a long drive from  Binghamton, NY when you don’t feel well.

The Lupus office soon moved to the third floor of the old Press Building on Chenango Street in Binghamton and incorporated in 1981.

Judith, an R.N., had worked for 20 years in the operating room at Ideal Hospital in Endicott, NY  before she worked at Lourdes Hospital in the cancer unit.

We truly are grateful for Judith’s dedication to improving the lives of those with Lupus.  She and her husband, Richard Jones, left us a legacy that we try to live up to everyday.  Thank you, Judith and Richard, for everything you have accomplished.

 Positions Available

We currently have volunteer positions available on our Board.  If you’re interested in joining us and care to sit on our Board, please contact us at 607.772.6522.   Can you recommend someone that will bring new thoughts and their skills to our mission?

Our Mission: Through Community awareness, our emphasis is to educate and provide support to those who have Lupus and to their families and friends.