Here are the listings to find a support group in your area. Please visit our International Resources to view more information about our GIST representatives and our partner patient advocacy organizations around the globe. If you would like to speak with a state or international representative, please contact us at liferaft@liferaftgroup.org.

U.S. Regional Support Group Chapters

RepresentativeNameWebsite
AlabamaKyle Brown
Gina Smith
CaliforniaS. Foudah
ColoradoJohn Abrams
FloridaInformation upon contact
IllinoisJim Hugheshttp://www.gistchicago.org/
MaineJodi Merry
MarylandWendi Lax
New YorkPat Bonda-Swenson
Frances Wenderoth
North CarolinaCarolyn Dewalt
PennsylvaniaTiffany Werner
South CarolinaPaula Stover
South DakotaPaul Homan
TennesseeAlice Sulkowski
UtahMike Ginsberg
Carrie Callister
VermontElizabeth Ching
VirginiaSally Jackson
Jennifer Higgins
WashingtonJack Tinnea
WisconsinMarlene Nei
WyomingAlan Quille
Puerto RicoEileen Rolon

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Country Support Group Liaisons

CountryNameWebsite
ArgentinaVicky Vielhttps://www.dondequieroestar.org/
AustraliaDonncha Lynch
Shari Reid
AustriaAmy Bruno-Lindner
BelgiumGerard van Oortmerssenhttp://www.contactgroepgist.be/
BoliviaVicky Ossiohttp://www.alianzagist.org/
BrazilLuciana Holtzhttp://www.oncoguia.org.br/
BulgariaJuliana Popovahttp://www.gist-bg.com/
CanadaDavid Josephyhttp://www.liferaftgroup.ca/
ChilePiga Fernándezhttp://www.alianzagist.org/
http://www.gist.cl/
http://www.gistchile.cl/
ColombiaJairo Becerrra
María Helena Matamala
http://www.fundaciongistcolombia.org/
Costa RicaMichael Josephyhttp://www.alianzagist.org/
CyprusGeorge Constantinou
Czech RepublicJana Pelouchovahttp://www.diagnoza-cml.cz/
Dominican RepublicAlejandro Miranda
FinlandSaila Mattilahttp://www.syopapotilaat.fi/gist
FranceEstelle LeCointe-Artznerhttp://www.ensemblecontrelegist.com/
Germany / AustriaKathrin Schusterhttp://www.daslebenshaus.org/
GreeceGeorge Constantinou
GuatemalaSilvia Castillo de Armashttp://www.asopaleu.blogspot.com/
Hong KongThomas Chow
HungaryZoltan Kalo
IndiaFriends of Max

Rashi Kapoor
Sachin Sarcoma Society

http://friendsofmax.info/

IranNegar Amirfarhad
IsraelAvi Zigdonhttp://www.gist.org.il/
ItalyBarbara Tamagni Colombohttp://www.gistonline.it/
JapanSumito Nishidate http://www.gist.jp/
JordanSameer Yaser
KenyaFlorence Thwagi
MacedoniaDejan Krstevski
MexicoRodrigo Salashttp://www.fundaciongist.org/
NepalAtul Upadhyay
NetherlandsGerard van Oortmerssenhttp://www.contactgroepgist.nl/
New ZealandDonncha Lynch
Shari Reid
NorwayCathrine Moen-Nilsenhttp://sarkomer.no/
PakistanSobia Wali Muhammad
PeruKarla Ruiz de Castillahttp://www.esperantra.org/
PhilippinesRoy Mijares
Rod Padua
http://www.touchedbymax.weebly.com/
PolandPiotr Fonroberthttp://www.gist.pl/
RomaniaSimona Ene
RussiaDmitry Bukhtenkov
Yana Smirnova
SamoaLeasi John Galuvao
Saudi ArabiaMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
ScotlandStacey McAully
SingaporeAmelia Yeo
South KoreaYoung Jae Kimhttps://cafe.naver.com/koreagist
SpainLuis Herrero http://www.gistespaña.es/ and http://colectivogist.wordpress.com/
SudanMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
SwitzerlandHelga Schnorfhttp://www.gist.ch/
ThailandKittikhun Pornpakakul
TunisiaHanen Bouamoud
TurkeyHaver Tanbay
United KingdomNic Puntishttp://www.gistsupportuk.com/
UruguayVeronica Armand Ugon
VenezuelaAngel Selena Rodriguez