The Board of Quinolone Vigilance Foundation serve on a strictly pro-bono basis and receives no direct compensation for their duties. In addition to directing the foundation in areas of general operation, each board member advises and directs the board in areas of their respective expertise.
Rachel Brummert serves as President and Executive Director. A member of the Board of Directors since April 2012, she guides strategic planning for the organization and acts as its spokesperson. She oversees the implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, and promotes collaboration with researchers, government agencies, politicians, community groups, and others to further the organization’s mission. Ms. Brummert holds a B.S. from Cabrini College in Special Education and Elementary Education, and an M.S. from Rutgers University Institute of Alcohol and Drug Studies. She also serves as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter in her community and is an author in the book The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You. Since December 2016, she also serves on the Executive Committee of the USA Patient Network and as a Consumer Representative at the FDA.
Donna Schutz serves as Assistant Director, Coordinator of QVF’s Ambassador program, and is Ambassador for South Australia and Georgia State Ambassador in the United States. She runs a support group for victims in Australia and was directly affected by a fluoroquinolone, as was her American fiancee. Donna is very active in advocacy by educating patients, doctors and pharmacists in Australia and the United States.
Chris Butler was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2015 and serves as Vice President. He works in Federal Employment Law, utilizing his skills in effective workplace communication, and problem resolution. Mr. Butler holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Friends University and an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Business. He retired from the United States Army in 2001 and has held many positions in his career including Instructor, Field Artillery Cannon Crew Chief, Survey Party Chief, leadership development training programs and Human Resources. He also currently serves as Ambassador for the Kansas City area.
Ms. Manthos-Sorrell has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. As Treasurer, she oversees the foundation’s financial records, tracks fundraising activities, develops the annual operating budget, and manages the foundation’s expenses, with an emphasis on allocating funds for research projects.Ms. Manthos-Sorrell holds degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware (B.S.) and Manhattan College (M.S.). She has experience designing sewer systems and developing computer models to study wastewater treatment plants. She has also served on the project management team for the construction of a $2 billion dollar water treatment plant in New York City.
Ms. Day was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2014. As Corporate Secretary, she is responsible for facilitating communication both within the QVF organization and with the public, maintaining the foundation’s documents and records, and recording minutes of all board meetings. Ms. Day has over 14 years of secretarial experience, and a degree in office administration from Ivy Tech State College in Indiana.