Robert Brown, Chair
Robert is Director of Operations and a partner with DeVille Developments, a commercial real estate development and management company in Canton, Ohio. He manages the daily operations of the company and is responsible for human resources, risk management, financing and accounting functions of the company as well as property management of the company’s portfolio of over 60 retail and office properties. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Otterbein College and received an MBA from Ohio University. Robert has a facial, scalp, cape and torso nevus all rolled into one and has had more than twenty surgeries and skin grafts. He lives with his wife Molly in Bolivar, Ohio and has one child at home Jessica and two adult sons, Jason and Jarrod (Marisa) and a grand daughter. He was a longtime Boy Scout leader and has served his community on various Library, Parks and domestic violence boards.
Mike Loehr, Vice-Chair
Mike Loehr has been employed at Trane for 29 years and has been an account manager for the last 15 years. He’s a graduate of Hamilton Technical Institute with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He is also the FCA Leader at the Junior High School. Mike and his wife, Betsy, started a not for profit Respond Ministry raising funds for families in need of financial assistance in adoption and fostering children. Mike and Betsy are both proud parents of Carter age 15 and Elle, 13 years old with bathing trunk nevus. Nevus Outreach has been a part of their family from the beginning and has played a key role in the success of their family.
Joshua Imbeau, Treasurer
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Joshua Imbeau is currently a Tax Accountant at CBIZ MHM, a top 10 accounting firm, where he works with corporations, partnerships, and individuals on their tax returns. He graduated from the University of Akron with his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Master of Tax degree. Joshua lives with his wife and children in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He has had the privilege of being at both the 2016 and 2018 conferences.
Jon Gordon is a patent attorney and a partner in the firm Haug Partners. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, due diligence, and licensing. Jon studied law at Duke, where he received his J.D. with honors, and he also has an M.S. in computer science from New York University. As an undergraduate, Jon studied physics and philosophy at Yale. His other interests include cooking, rock climbing, and ham radio.
Jon lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn, New York. His older son, Leo, was born in 2004 with a giant nevus that covered about 80% of his back and several satellites. His younger son, Alexander, was born in November 2014 and thinks sharks are pretty cool.
Paul Coleman was born in England, raised in Wales and Ohio, attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he met his wife of 28 years. They have since moved from Michigan to North Carolina. In 1994 their daughter, Morgan was born; and in 1999 their son, Evan, was born with a GCMN. In 2000 Paul and his family attended their first Nevus Outreach conference. Since then the family has attended 5 other conferences. Paul’s research was presented in 2016.
In 2007, Evan was diagnosed with a melanoma arising in his nevus. After 6 surgeries, and 3 different chemotherapy trials Evan passed away in 2012. Evan’s courageous fight became an inspiration to Paul, who had owned his own consulting company, to enter the field of medicine both to conduct and support research into CMN and the complications; and fulfill a promise to Evan that he would help as many people as he could with the remainder of his life. In 2016, Paul became a Physician Assistant in rural North Carolina. At the same time his research efforts helped further the appreciation of hormonal influence on complications of CMN and brought focus to the age-related nature of those complications.
Paul is humbled to be a part of the Nevus Outreach board and hopes to contribute to the mission: Awareness, Support and Research.
Overland Park, KS
Seema Joshi is a physician in the Department of Geriatric Medicine with the Veteran’s Affairs. Originally from India, she earned her medical degree from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, and then did a residency in Pediatrics at CCS University, Meerut. She spent a year in Canada, and has lived throughout the Midwest since moving to the United States. Seema completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University, St. Louis.
She currently resides in Overland Park, KS with her husband and two children. Her daughter, Niki, was born in 2001 with a giant congenital nevus and Nevus Outreach has been a part of their lives since 2012. She and her daughter are both advocates for the environment and are recently trained Climate Reality Leaders.
St. Louis, MO
Joshua Saipe is originally from Libertyville, Illinois and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his family. He is a healthcare executive, with 18 years of corporate, investing, advisory, and transactional experience with organizations including Express Scripts, Freedom Innovations, Health Evolution Partners, RoundTable Healthcare Partners, and J. P. Morgan Securities. Joshua’s professional experience includes corporate strategy and business development, private equity and principal investments, board membership, strategic and M&A advisory, and financings. He has a particular focus on the healthcare sector, including working with healthcare services, technology-enabled services, pharmacy, life sciences, medical technology and products, specialty and generic pharmaceutical, drug delivery, and specialty and outsourced services companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. Joshua was born with a congenital nevus. He enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, vegetarian culinary experiences, and new adventures with his wife Julie, their daughter, and their Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Olive.
Mark Sanchez currently works for Insperity as a Human Resource professional traveling nationally to support clients. He has fourteen years experience in the hospitality industry in operations, sales, event management and human resources. Mark has worked for Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels all over the country. He holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Texas Women's University.
Mark is honored to be on the board. His daughter Annabelle is his nevus owner."Annabelle's tenacity and spunk inspires me, so my hope is that through our familys' experience I can help others in their journey and that together we strive to find new answers, promote awareness and be agents of change". Mark, his wife Andrea, Annabelle and baby David reside in Houston, TX and have attended the 2012 and 2014 Nevus Conferences.
Merilee Vance was born and raised in Southern California, did a quick 25-year stint in Montana, then moved back to California where she currently lives with her husband, Dustin, who is employed by the USPS, and their three daughters, Cali, Brooklyn, and Macy, ages10, 8, and 5. Merilee is a registered nurse with her BSN, and enjoys getting new certificates & taking new classes to further her education. Her educational endeavors provided an opportunity to participate in the Student Exchange Program in the Netherlands and to hold the honor of Nursing Class President. She also enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and taking her daughters to Disneyland.
Merilee's involvement with Nevus Outreach is two-fold, having a daughter with a nevus and serving as the 2014 Nevus Outreach Conference Volunteer Coordinator. She attended the 2010 conference and both Merilee and her daughter, Brooklyn, attended the 2012, 2014 and 2018 conferences. Merilee is pleased and excited to continue serving Nevus Outreach families by joining the 2014 Board of Directors.