LOGAN, Utah, Sept 4, 2017 -- Sabrina Numann recently announced her appointment as a patient representative with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and her resignation as the volunteer director of the Leaders Against Pain Action Network (LAPAN). Leadership, service, and support for the Leader's program were Sabrina's hallmarks, according to the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFCPA).

"We deeply appreciate Sabrina, and she will be missed. Her influence will continue to touch the lives of others," said Jan Chambers, president of NFCPA. 

After completing the 2012 Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training in Washington, D.C., Sabrina guided online technical skills advancement for Leaders to enhance communication with the public and within LAPAN. She streamlined May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day registration for local community online events and Together Walks throughout the United States. Quick analytical skills of patient programs and perspectives from leading support groups made her a go-to person among colleagues.

"Sabrina put a lot of thought and heart into organizing the monthly LAPAN meetings," said Cindy Sharp, NFCPA Vice-president for Leadership, "and her dependability was unmatched." Sharp and Numann worked closely together to create learning events and network volunteer Leaders.

In August Sabrina also turned over the reins of the Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group which she co-founded in 2008 with her husband, BJ. The Meetup group will continue its mission to serve people in Kentucky and Indiana.

"Sabrina will be an asset in any volunteer position, and we are deeply appreciative of her contributions," said Sharon Waldrop, NFCPA Vice-president for Education.  "We're glad that she will continue as a Leader with us."

Sabrina's development of effective support programs coupled with studying credible patient resources will lay a foundation for her upcoming volunteer work with the FDA. The US. Food and Drug Administration Office of Health and Constituent Affairs-Patient Liaison Program coordinates the recruitment, training, and retention for over 200 FDA Patient Representatives, who are patients or primary caregivers to patients. The NFCPA congratulates Sabrina on her appointment to this strategic position to represent those affected by chronic pain conditions.