2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Sneha Pai, MD
Medical Honoree 


Dr. Pai's practice philosophy is to provide compassionate and personalized care in a timely fashion. She chose rheumatology due to the investigative nature of the specialty as well as the remarkable advancements in the past few years which have improved the quality of life of patients with chronic rheumatological conditions.

Dr. Pai received her doctor of medicine degree at KS Hedge Medical Academy, Mangalore, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey. Her fellowship program in rheumatology was completed at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Jennifer Ross
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree 

Jennifer was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 28. She had pain in her hips and was having mobility issues. In 2019, she began taking a biologic and has been thriving ever since.

When first diagnosed, Jennifer was shocked and could not imagine dealing with arthritis in her 20’s. In 2019, Jennifer got involved with the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Board as Young Adult Chair. She is expecting her first child in June and learning new things about babies and treating arthritis in pregnancy. She savors the quiet she still has with James, her cat Porkchop and dog Emma (who also has arthritis!).

To join or support Jennifer and her team, Hoosier Warriors, please visit her personal fundraising page.

Amelia Schneider
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Teen Honoree 

Amelia was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was 21 months old, starting with pain and swelling in her knee, and eventually affecting other joints. She went into remission, but it returned in 2nd grade. Although she still experiences flares, Amelia has found a medication that works for her. Now 14, Amelia leads a happy, healthy, active life. Amelia has received love, support, and encouragement from friends and family involved with the Walk to Cure Arthritis, which is important for anyone living with a chronic illness. Amelia is honored to be the 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis Teen Honoree.

To join or support Amelia and her team, Amelia's Angels, please visit her personal fundraising page.