Through The Noise
June 13, 2016
Tonya Winders of the Allergy and Asthma Network on Membership, Volunteers, and Raising Awareness
Through the Noise #183
Tonya Winders // CEO & President // Allergy & Asthma Network
Tonya Winders is President and CEO of the Allergy & Asthma Network, a national nonprofit working to raise awareness about and provide support for those suffering from allergies and asthma. The organization has only been around for 30 years but has a membership of 2 million — mostly comprised of families dealing with the problems of allergies and asthma — with a 10% representation from the people who treat them. Membership is free so they are able to reach as many people as possible and get them involved without financial barriers and they raise money through ads in publications and other sources. Allergies affect over 50 million Americans and the numbers are continuously rising and the length of allergy problems is growing with climate change so the Allergy & Asthma Network provides education and outreach through their network of 800 volunteers.
Tonya Winders is the CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network, the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research. Tonya has over 16 years experience in healthcare and is the mother of five children, four of whom have allergies and/or asthma.