Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Director of Patient Engagement

Disease of Impact: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, and More

Ashley Boynes-Shuck is a writer and patient advocate who has lived with several autoimmune conditions and dozens of other medical diagnoses since childhood. Known online as "Arthritis Ashley," Boynes-Shuck has devoted her adult life to being an activist and health coach for patients like herself. Through Ashley's work as an award-winning blogger, author, and social media influencer, she has made it her mission to turn a negative situation into something positive, furthering awareness about these mysterious diseases and cultivating online communities of support for her fellow patients. Ashley is the author of Sick Idiot, Chronically Positive, and To Exist. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and then went on to receive a a post-graduate certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.