AUSTIN – February 23, 2018 – The Lone Star Stroke Consortium welcomes Mireya Zapata to our Executive Committee. Mireya is a seasoned government affairs professional with diverse leadership experience including a board position with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She has diverse leadership experiences in government, marketing, communications, and nonprofits. Mireya is currently Executive Vice President of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas, the leading trade association for independent businessmen and women who own retail lumber and building material companies. Mireya represents LAT at the Texas legislature and in Washington DC. Prior to LAT, Mireya led government affairs and board leadership for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in a five-state region.
Her work in health care public policy began at the Texas House of Representatives where she worked for two Chairmen of the House Human Services Committee including eight years as Chief of Staff. In 2016, Mireya’s husband Bob Ferman suffered a stroke at the age of 40. This life-changing experience sparked her passion for stroke research and led to her volunteer advocacy on behalf of the Lone Star Stroke Consortium during the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature.