Claudia A. Merandi DPF Board Member, Executive Director, President
Claudia A. Merandi, a former court reporter/owner of Merandi Court Reporting, is the founder of The Doctor Patient Forum and Don't Punish Pain Rally Organization. She's a resident of East Providence, Rhode Island.
She has lived with a severe form of Crohn's Disease since she was a child, spending hundreds of days in the hospital.
Her advocacy began in 2017 when she volunteered to organize nationwide rallies to bring awareness to the untreated pain crisis. She is the author of "Crohn's Disease; the other C Word" and "Dotty on the Potty" named after her mom, Dotty.
She competes in fitness competition using her stage time raising awareness to those who have taken their lives due to untreated pain. She's the mother of two daughters, Francesca-Grace and Ava-Marie.