Marybel has been an advocate for girls and women with Turner syndrome since her daughter’s birth in 2000. Frustrated by a lack of resources for families, Marybel formed a support group in 2010 which evolved into Turner Syndrome Colorado in 2016. She worked with providers at Children’s Hospital Colorado to develop the eXtraOrdinary Kids Turner Syndrome Clinic program which began in 2015. Marybel also co-founded Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA), a national nonprofit organization working to increase research and resources on TS.
Erica is a Nutrition Therapist and lives with her husband, Sean, and daughter, Kaiya, in Evergreen, Colorado. Kaiya was diagnosed with Mosaic Turner Syndrome prior to her birth in 2010. The family spent the first 3 years of Kaiya's life going from specialist to specialist, trying to find the best care for her. A stroke of luck led them to the local Turner Syndrome community and they have been involved ever since. Through the local community they were introduced to the Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children's Hospital in Denver. This clinic and the local TS community showed Erica and her family that the support that is needed is readily available. They are thankful for the guidance offered by the local community!
Kelsey is a proud Colorado native who has lived in the mountain community since 1999. She currently lives in Bailey, Colorado. After graduating from Conifer High School in 2008, Kelsey attended the University of Northern Colorado and received her degree in Special Education. Kelsey taught in Bailey for eight years and currently teaches at an elementary school in Jeffco Public Schools. In December 2021, she graduated with her master's degree from UNC.
Kelsey was diagnosed with Mosaic Turner syndrome at birth. In September 2018, she published her first book titled, This is Me! My Journey with Turner Syndrome. Events that took place in her life starting in December 2017 inspired the book. Kelsey is thrilled to be sharing her Turner syndrome story. It was while she was writing her book that she was connected with Turner Syndrome Colorado. The organization played such a positive role in her journey, and she is grateful to be in a position where she can give back. Kelsey is extremely honored to be serving on the Board of Directors for Turner Syndrome Colorado and to be the incoming President.
Karen is a Registered Nurse at Children's Hospital Colorado. She has worked with the eXtraOrdinary Kids Clinic for 12 years and has specialized knowledge regarding Turner Syndrome and other XY chromosomal aneuploidies. She also has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome and Developmental Disabilities. Karen has been a nurse for 22 years and is excited to continue to serve TS families to the best of her ability.
Laura Maugel lives with her husband Mike and daughter Meghan in Denver, Colorado. Meghan was diagnosed in utero with TS and connected with TS Colorado shortly after birth. Laura joined the board in 2017 and loves being able to help families connect with each other and celebrate their amazing daughters. Laura and her family enjoy hiking, skiing, camping, and watching Meghan embrace the great outdoors.