Hello! My name is Susanne Piché. I am a (now retired) ISN Desktop Publisher from outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
I earned a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia, moved to Boston, then worked for ten years as a graphic artist with a number of magazines, ad agencies and corporations. While taking some time off to help with family responsibilities, I trained for web and the ever-evolving digital world. I now have my own business again, Forge River Studios, working with various companies in the Boston area.
When I'm not working on design jobs or spending time with my family, I usually can be found behind an easel in my garage. I am also a fine artist. I participate in shows and have won some awards recently, I might add!
I enjoy helping others and am grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the International Sclerodema Network. Both scleroderma and pulmonary fibrosis have struck in my family. I personally found out then that most people, including myself, had never heard about either illness. I hope that my involvement will help others deal with this difficult disease. I retired as a volunteer ISN Desktop Publisher in July 2008.
Japanese: What is Scleroderma? Brochure.This new PDF brochure was translated from the ISN English brochure by Yoko, medically edited by Dr. Shinichi Sato, and desktop published by Susanne Piché. (Also see Japanese Version) Posted 10-03-05.
SCLERO.ORG was the world's leading nonprofit for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses from 1998 to 2021. It was a grassroots movement from the original Scleroderma from A to Z web site, which was founded by Shelley Ensz. We were a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation. We closed this web site and our nonprofit agency in April 2021.