Lisa R. Miller was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency in 2003. She graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 2005 with a BA in Theater. Upon graduation, she embarked on a journey as an adult patient. After some relationship and insurance woes, she got connected with the broader PI patient community. In recent years, dissatisfied with the practical information available for adult patients, she embarked upon this project with Colin in 2017. Please note all content on this site written by Lisa is her own, including any actions taken by Immune Competence. She currently works with academic medical centers on the implementation alternative payment models, as health care reimbursement shifts toward value-based care programs. In her spare time she enjoys bugging specialty pharmacies and insurance companies, crochet, reading, and fleece footie pajamas.
To contact Lisa please email: Lisa@immunecompetence.org
Colin Seal was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID) in 1999. He graduated from Georgia State University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Managerial Sciences.
Colin was diagnosed as a teenager and has experienced some of the harsher sides of being a teenager with a chronic illness. After volunteering to mentor other teens with a Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (the classification where CVID falls in to), he went to work for a non-profit that supports other patients like himself.
Colin has also worked as a patient advocate for a large specialty pharmacy, and currently works with a large plasma manufacturer helping to make sure communities understand the importance of plasma donation and plasma derived medications. Please note all material on this site written by Colin and any actions taken by Immune Competence are his own, and are not associated with his current employer or any of his previous employers. Frustrated with the lack of day to day knowledge needed to manage a chronic illness, Colin started brainstorming with Lisa on how fill that gap. Recently married, Colin enjoys traveling the world with his wife, lazy Saturdays at home with their dog Bane, and he has recently picked up photography.
To contact Colin please e-mail Colin@immunecompetence.org