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Chapter President

Tim Loop-Tapp

Tim works for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in human resources. A Georgia native, he has lived in Atlanta with his husband, Kevin, and their three fur-kids for ten years. In addition to volunteering with HDSA, he also volunteers with the Peacthree Creek Greenway and Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia. In his free time, he and his husband enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and singing karaoke. Tim was introduced to Huntington's and the HDSA through a close friend who tested positive for the gene several years ago.


Chapter Vice-President

Laurie Travis

Laurie works in the legal department at IHG and also works with her sister to sell cookies and other sweet treats as a side passion. She served as the Chapter President for two years before stepping into the Vice-president role. Laurie enjoys spending time with her family - incluidng her husband, Blake and her mother. Laurie is passionate about the work of the HDSA because her personal connection with Huntington's through her husband.


Alexa Ortman

Alexa works in new hire onboarding and employee experience for Cox Enterprises and has a professional background in hospitality, sales, and training and development. She has lived in Atlanta for four years with her husband, Tyler, and fur-child, Finn. Since moving to Atlanta she has focused on building a community of friends, exploring the city, and volunteering for various organizations such as PAWS Atlanta and HDSA. Alexa joined the Board to meet new people, and work towards a meaningful purpose of helping people affected by Huntington's Disease. While she did not have a personal connection to anyone with Huntington's when she first started volunteering, she has since learned more about the disease and wants to contribute more to the community. 


Sarah Farmer

Sarah is a research scientist and lab director at Georgia Tech. Her primary research focus is the usability and accessibility of medical devices and diagnostic tests. In her free time, she enjoys reading, indoor gardening, going to breweries with friends, and having adventures with her dog Dylan. Sarah volunteers with HDSA because people she loves are impacted by Huntington's disease and she believes in the power of research.