Board of Directors

Nancy Szakacsy

Nancy Szakacsy, MS.LMFT, is Board Vice President and mother to Hannah Szakacsy who this Foundation honors. After Hannah tragically died from Minocycline induced D.R.E.S.S. with multiple organ failure and myocarditis in 2011, Nancy became determined to create awareness of this horrific illness and the dangers of certain medications. She founded the first and largest Facebook support community for DRESS patients and loved-ones that has now become a thriving, interactive site with over 800 contributors. She is author of Hannah Was Here. D.R.E.S.S. an alarm that must be heard, which tells the heartbreaking story of Hannah's illness. Nancy met Tasha Tolliver in 2015 when the two bonded over the shared losses of their daughters to DRESS. That was the beginning of not only a special friendship but also a partnership which would eventually result in the founding of the DRESS Syndrome Foundation.