Our goal is to unite our community, educate, support research, and awareness for complex regional pain syndrome.
CRPS Forum Team
Board of Directors
Our founder has been living with CRPS since 2011. Prior to contracting complex regional pain syndrome, Roxanne, held a successful career in the music industry. At 18, she was signed to Polygram Records, had two successful singles and toured worldwide. She later became a disc jockey and collaborated with brands which included Monster Energy, Red Bull, Jägermeister, and Maxim, as well as with pop, dance, rock, and hip hop artists, and NBA, NFL, and MLB athletes.
She graduated college with a focus on psychology. In college, she volunteered for various nonprofits including The Make-A-Wish Foundation. As a volunteer, she became a Wish Granter, acquired physical donations, greeted families at the airport, attended sporting events with Wish Kids, and contributed to their annual ice cream social, and black tie gala.
Along with CRPS Forum’s mission, Roxanne’s goal is to unite her community and instill hope. She enjoys learning about fellow warriors forming new friendships and seeing frowns transform to smiles at CRPS Forum events. She understands that while living with complex regional pain syndrome is a difficult journey, when a community unites, they can form a great power and create great accomplishments together
Rissa Lynch has been living in Orlando, FL for the past 11 years. She’s interested in how she can help people who are living with complex regional pain syndrome and helping them gain and maintain a positive and hopeful outlook. She looks forward to being a part of the CPRS Community and doing her part with awareness, education, supporting research, motivating others to live their best lives, and staying positive.
More information coming soon.
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Shahin Sadik is one of the founding physicians of Universal Pain Management. Dr. Sadik graduated with a medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School of Medical College of Hampton Roads. He then completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship training in pain management at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Dr. Sadik works as a pain management physician and Medical Director at Universal Pain Management in California.
Board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with special qualification in pain management and also by the American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Sadik has vast experience managing chronic pain. In addition to his duties at Universal Pain Management, Dr. Sadik holds a faculty position at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Jennifer Goldin graduated medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. She created our Guide for the Newly Diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and CRPS: Guide for Teachers and Other School Personnel booklets. You may view her article featured on The Mighty here and the booklets she created under our resources page.
Junior Board of Directors
Born in Hillsboro, Oregon but currently living in Queen Creek, Arizona, Casey Sullivan has struggled with the pain of CRPS for almost 6 years now. She was diagnosed with CRPS back in 2014 and has since graduated high school and finds herself as a current freshman in college. She was inspired by her caring and knowledgeable nurses that she encountered throughout her journey and is now pursuing a career in Nursing through her study at Arizona State University. She has already obtained her LNA license and her Phlebotomy Technician Certification and has an end goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner to help other children in a similar situation to hers. She hopes that she can enact change and inspire others to be brave in the face of fear and adversity through her work with CRPS Forum. She looks forward to being a part of this organization and helping others in a positive way.
Jack is a 17 year-old Entrepreneur based in the United Kingdom. He has had CRPS since February 2019, after an injury at school which left him with debilitating pain in his right arm. He is passionate about raising awareness, and giving back to charities that helped him when he was going through the toughest point in his life. He enjoys running his business alongside studying A-Levels and in his free time enjoys tinkering with IT.
Weronika is a sixteen-year-old high school student from Poland. Her CRPS developed in her right foot after a surgery in December 2018 and since then it has spread to her right calf and left shoulder. When she was diagnosed she knew straight away that she wants to do her best to spread awareness about this disease and help others who find themselves lost, alone or uncertain in the face of this diagnosis or want to communicate with other CRPS warriors and she believes that can be done through becoming a part of the CRPS Forum community.
Her dream is to change this situation by going to university to study medicine and pursuing a career as a doctor specializing in rare neurological diseases, which she is looking forward to doing straight after she graduates from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at her high school.