2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees

Chastity Saunders
United Health Care
Walk Event Chair

“It's important to me as an arthritis patient and advocate because education and awareness is key. Arthritis does not just affect the elderly and it is not just mild, intermittent joint pain. It is systemic, full body, chronic pain and is debilitating at times. It is vital that patients are heard, seen, and understood for early treatment and diagnosis as well as support to manage this lifelong invisible illness.”

To support or join Chastity, please visit her personal fundraising fundraising page.

Chad Marshall
Corporate Chair

Chad is a management consulting executive with more than 13 years of diverse consulting experience serving major companies in industries including healthcare, oil & gas, telecommunications, retail, high-tech, automotive, and financial services. Chad started his career in computer engineering and has continued to focus on projects where technology and business intersect. Chad has technical expertise in software engineering, systems engineering, and IT systems and processes.

Chad has a Bachelor of Science from Kettering University, where he majored in Computer Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

To support or join Chad, please visit his personal fundraising page

Amanda Volner
Chair of Giving

Amanda Volner has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. She currently serves as the regional vice president of sales at Integrated Prescription Management (IPM), where she oversees business development in Texas and Oklahoma. Her background includes creating and running a successful nonprofit to combat the effects of generational poverty. Amanda graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with emphasis on marketing and graphic design. 

To support or join Amanda, please visit her personal fundraising page

Virginia Reddy, M.D.
Rheumatology Associates
Medical Honoree

Dr. Virginia Reddy attended Yale University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English. She studied medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, where she earned a Doctor of Medicine with honors. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and her Rheumatology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been practicing rheumatology in the Dallas area since 2006, and in 2013 she joined Rheumatology Associates, which is the largest rheumatology practice in Texas, with offices across DFW. Dr. Reddy is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

To support or join Dr. Reddy, please visit her personal fundraising page

Obaid Malik, M.D.
Texas Pain Physicians
Medical Honoree

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Kati Rice
Juvenile Arthritis
Teen Honoree

Kati is a 16 year old sophomore from Colleyville. Kati was diagnosed in October 2019 after a long road to figure out what exactly was going on. Kati is active in National Charity League, Compass Christian Church and Grapevine High School Ambassadors. Kati has had the opportunity to support other kids with JA and has created some very special relationships. Kati loves to hang out with friends, play with her two mini–Austrian Shepherd puppies and paint. Kati plans to be a pediatric nurse practitioner and help others with their struggles.

To support or join Kati, please visit her personal fundraising page

Felicha Sinegar Stanley
Adult Honoree

With decades of experience educating young adults to retirees, Felicha has developed a way to impact people that will allow one to achieve a desired outcome in any area of life – health, wealth, empowerment, education, etc. Felicha has an undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters from Texas Woman’s University. Currently, she is the founder of Women Empowering Women, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide training, workshops, career planning and mentoring to help women and young girls improve and gain skills which benefit the community.

To support or join Felicha, please visit her personal fundraising page

Allison Griffin
Griffin Strategies, Inc.
Adult Honoree

With 20+ years of experience in advocacy communication, Allison is passionate about empowering patients and caregivers to share their stories to inspire action -- to shape public policy, educate the media, or motivate support for a charitable cause. Before becoming a consultant, Allison handled media relations and grassroots coordination for the Texas Medical Association and served as a press secretary in the nation’s capital. She serves as advocacy chair and a board member of the Arthritis Foundation North Texas. Previously, she helped launch the Austin Race for the Cure and served as president of the Susan G. Komen Austin Affiliate.

To support or join Allison, please visit her team fundraising page

Pet Honoree

Prissy is a Maltese mix and will be 16 years old this July. She suffers from arthritis in her hips and lower back that prevents her from jumping, walking very far, and causes her to fall frequently at times. She is a happy dog and still joins in on family walks in her stroller. She currently has arthritis flare ups once or twice a year that cause her severe pain. It hurts her family to see Prissy in pain and struggle to walk.

To support or join Prissy, please visit her personal fundraising page