Lynne Matallana is the inspirer with a strategic vision. A graduate of UCLA and the London School of Economics, in 1997, she founded the National Fibromyalgia Association, raising close to $20 million and growing the organization into the leading force in fibromyalgia (FM) awareness, pain research facilitation, healthcare provider medical education, and patient advocacy. She has acted as a media expert on FM and pain and spokesperson for the patient’s perspective on pain. Lynne developed and was Editor-In-Chief of the award-winning magazine, Fibromyalgia AWARE; wrote the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fibromyalgia, Vol. 1 & 2; has received honors from the FDA, American Academy of Pain Management, and National Association of Women Business Owners. She was named one of the “20 Women to Watch” by Orange County Metro Business and was named a Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Health Care Honoree (Detroit, MI).