Christy Jagdfeld is a CPA who resides in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin. She became a fierce patient advocate after her youngest child was diagnosed with several chronic illnesses in 2012.
Jagdfeld worked for six years as a volunteer and eventual Board Member/Treasurer, of Dysautonomia International (2014-2020). During that time, she organized a local 300 person annual awareness event, a 5K and a successful 300 patient and clinician seminar on POTS & Dysautonomia held at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee. She was co-chair of the Dysautonomia International Wisconsin Support group with 1000+ members and helped organize monthly in-person meetings, many with speakers. She attended local conferences and also spoke at local events. On a national level, she helped with fundraising, networking, attended professional conferences and many business aspects of the organization. She credits that experience to learning many of the ins and outs of volunteering with a non-profit and hopes to bring that experience to PANDAS Network as the organization continues to grow.
In addition to her passion for patient advocacy, she shares a love for competitive swimming with two of her three children. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Waukesha Express Swim Team for 8+ years and has traveled the country to hundreds of state and national events for the past 16 years. Both girls swam club, high school and collegiately. She credits swimming and wonderful coaches with helping her youngest through some of the hardest times of her life battling chronic illness. She also has a son who continues to share his musical talents with the Wisconsin Singers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Jagdfeld also enjoys boating, biking, spending time with her husband and is an avid knitter. She looks forward to the day when families no longer have to search years for a diagnosis and treatment for chronic illnesses such as PANDAS, POTS and EDS.