The Charles E Holman Foundation
Cindy Casey-Holman is a Registered Nurse with nearly 20 years experience in critical care and specialty training in open heart surgery and organ transplants. She held a position as staff nurse and relief charge nurse in the MSICU (Medical Specialty Intensive Care Unit) at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA for 16 years prior to becoming disabled with Morgellons Disease in late 2005.
Having been diagnosed with Delusions of Parasitosis at UCSF Dermatology Clinic, Cindy and her husband, Charles Holman, quickly became activists to empower Morgellons patients through medical education and scientific research. Their foundation, originally titled The New Morgellons Order grew quickly and became a 501c3 non-profit organization as outlined by the federal government in 2006.
Following the untimely sudden death of her husband in 2007, Cindy added the title "The Charles E. Holman Foundation" (CEHF) to honor her loving and supportive husband, the organization's founder. Cindy assumed her late husband's role as Director and the organization has continued to expand.
Cindy has written several articles on the subject of Morgellons and has appeared on multiple local and national television networks including programs for the Discovery Health Channel, Inside Edition and the Rachel Ray Show. In 2011, Cindy completed worked with an award winning Japanese film crew to create a documentary on Morgellons Disease which aired in Japan on January 28, 2012 on Fuji Television Network's prime time program titled Science Mystery.
Cindy has been a member of AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nursing) both locally and nationally since 1990. She has maintained membership in ANA (American Nurses Association) for several years. Cindy is on the medical advisory board of TXLDA (Texas Lyme Disease Association) and is a member of LymeDisease.org formerly known as CALDA. Cindy has been an associate member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) since 2006.
Dr. Greg Smith practiced General Pediatrics for 28 years before becoming disabled by the systemic and neurological symptoms of Morgellons Disease. He has been active in the Morgellons "movement" advocating for research, recognition of Morgellons Disease as a unique pathology and, eventually, a treatment and cure of this affliction. He worked with the Morgellons Research Foundation for 2 years, and then, was one of the founders of The New Morgellons Order / The Charles E. Holman Foundation. Dr. Smith continues to serve with The CEHF as the Associate Director and as a member of the Medical Advisory Panel.
Denise James is a long time resident of Austin, Texas. She and her husband, Jerry James, started a non-profit ministry in 1997,Majestic Mountain Ministries. Located in the Rocky Mountains near Twin Lakes, Colorado, this supports those in ministry by giving them a place of rest and renewal. Ms. James serves as a volunteer on The CEHF Board of Directors in honor of her brother, Charles E. Holman, husband to Cindy Casey Holman. Denise has a strong Christian faith from which she gains her boundless courage and conviction to support those in need. Finding a cure for Morgellons is so important to her, as is family, especially her sister-in-law Cindy Casey-Holman.
Deborah Corrigan has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Although, she does not suffer from Morgellon’s disease herself, she is fully aware of the impact it has on the lives of so many people. Ms. Corrigan serves as a volunteer on The CEHF Board of Directors. Deb is honored to be a part of this organization and the drive to raise awareness and promote research. She and her family reside near Tampa Bay, Florida.
Melanie James Hillin attended Texas A&M and is employed with Keller Williams Realty and Merit Properties of Austin, TX. The niece of Charles "Chas" Holman, Ms. Hillin's love for family is the driving force behind her work with The CEHF. She is a major supporter and vocal advocate of Morgellons research and public awareness of this disease as we work toward finding the cause and a cure.
Ms. Hillin serves as a volunteer on The CEHF Board of Directors. She resides in Austin, TX and is mother of two teenage children.