Board of Directors


About our Board

The Board of Directors of Nevus Outreach establishes governance policy and long-range vision for the organization and has oversight of the staff. The members of the board are all donors to Nevus Outreach, and share a major responsibility for both ongoing fundraising efforts and significant volunteer requirements.

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Board Members

Anne Houseal
Anne Houseal, Chairman

Palmer, AK

Anne Houseal is a retired USAF Colonel, with over 26 years of service. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Anne’s leadership and accountability was routinely sought. She served on the Air Force Inspector General Inspection Team and was honored to serve as a Commander three times.

After retiring from active duty in 2009, she became a full time homeschooling mother to four children. She and her husband have seven children and six grandchildren. Her youngest is the nevus owner. Anne has attended all but one conference since 2004 and was invited to join the Nevus Outreach Board of Directors during the 2012 International Nevus Conference.

Robert Brown
Robert Brown, Vice Chair

Bolivar, OH

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 50 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 BTN 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 two children at home, Jason (18) and Jessica (11) and an adult son Jarrod and daughter in law Marisa. He was a longtime Boy Scout leader and has served his community on various Library, Parks and domestic violence boards.

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Katy Wedgwood, Secretary

Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Katy currently lives in Goose Bay, Labrador with her husband Andrew and their dog Aslan. Andrew’s career with the Royal Canadian Air Force has them moving every 2 years - usually around the same time as the Nevus Conferences.

Katy works as the Academic Program Administrator for Memorial University’s Family Medicine Training Program. She is also Vice-Chair of the Goose Bay Military Family Resource Centre Board of Directors. She has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and a masters degree in Information Management.

Katy has a bathing trunk nevus and has been attending Nevus Outreach conferences since 2006.

Joshua Imbeau
Joshua Imbeau, Treasurer

Twinsburg, 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 preparing their tax returns. He graduated from the Unversity of Akron with his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting. Joshua lives with his wife and son in Twinsburg, OH.

Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon

Brooklyn, NY

Jon Gordon is a patent attorney and a partner in the firm of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. 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 is so far not much for conversation.

Mike Loehr
Mike Loehr

Donahue, IA

Mike Loehr has been employed at Trane for 25 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. Mike is also an active Illowa Council Boy Scouts Board Member, Cornerstone Church Deacon. Mike and Betsy also started a non 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 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.

Paul Coleman
Paul Coleman

Raleigh, NC

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 27 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 or been represented at 4 other conferences, with Paul presenting twice 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 has become an Emergency Room Physician Assistant in rural North Carolina; and his research efforts while completing his Master’s degree 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.

Seema Joshi
Seema Joshi

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.

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Joshua Saipe

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 dauguther, and their Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Olive.

Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez

Spring, TX

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
Merilee Vance

Whittier, CA

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, ages 9, 8, and 4. 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 and 2014 conferences. Merilee is pleased and excited to continue serving Nevus Outreach families by joining the 2015 Board of Directors.