Elizabeth Herndon

Elizabeth Herndon

A native Houstonian, Elizabeth received a B.A. from the University of Texas and an MBA from Duke University. She became interested in The Ehlers-Danlos Society after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with the classical form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.  Her family is currently working with Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Brendan Lee to develop research and treatment for the classical and other Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types. Elizabeth also serves on the board of Workshop Houston, an innovative youth development program in Houston’s 3rd Ward neighborhood. In the past, she has additionally been deeply involved with The Children’s Fund, where she and her husband, Rogers, served on the board for over five years; including their last year as co-presidents.  She also served on the founding board for the Heartgift Foundation’s Houston chapter and enjoys volunteering at various organizations. She loves raising her three daughters, Lola, Charlotte, and Frances, and is a substitute teacher at various schools in Houston area.