After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995, Lynne Matallana a graduate of UCLA and the LSE founded the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) in 1997 and then went on to found in 2011, Community Health Focus, Inc. CHFI is the only multi-disciplinary, patient-centric, one-stop destination, providing patients & health care providers the integrative health resources & tools needed to insure people in pain a future of better general health, reduced pain symptoms and healthier lifestyles.
For 22 years Matallana has acted as a patient advocate, leading efforts to eliminate the stigma associated with FM, encouraging participation of patients in the process of health care, and fighting for and creating more effective ways to help treat and assist chronic pain patients with new ways to self-manage their health care, resulting in improved health outcomes. Matallana’s new company, CHFI and its’ Community Pain Center will provide more then just “hope” it will provide the “help” the 100 million people in the US suffering with chronic pain so desperately need.
Founder/President, Community Health Focus, Inc.
Founder/President, National Fibromyalgia Association
Ann Arbor, MI