About Us

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma.

About Us

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma.

MAA Center is an independent group working to help mesothelioma patients, caregivers, advocates and others looking to learn more about the disease. Our website offers:

  • Information about mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment, and other aspects of the disease, as well as the substance that causes it (asbestos).
  • A comprehensive directory of doctors and cancer centers that treat mesothelioma, complete with contact information.
  • A regularly updated blog that provides the latest news about mesothelioma treatment research, advocacy efforts, and legal issues.
  • Access to free case reviews for mesothelioma patients and family members who want to learn more about legal compensation.

Site Sponsorship

We are sponsored by The Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen law firm, a national law firm devoted to helping victims of asbestos exposure receive compensation to pay for treatment costs and other expenses related to their diagnosis.

What Others Are Saying

MAA Center is privileged to work with mesothelioma survivors, advocates, and medical professionals all over the world. Here are some of the things they have shared about our work.

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center has been a great source of information through the great articles from health care providers and patients. I am so thankful to be able to access their resources and be able to guide family and friends to this wonderful website.

— Anna Kearns, Salt Lake City, Utah

Until my father got sick, my family and I didn’t know much about mesothelioma or asbestos. When the doctor told us about the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center website, we learned so much through the articles on the webpage. It has really been helpful not only to us, but to others who we know are dealing with the same thing.

— Cindy Zody, Loudonville, Ohio

Asbestos is a hidden danger that can cause devastating cancer but is easily preventable if one knows to look for it. Asbestos is not banned in the U.S. because of special interest influence on the EPA. It is important for experts to directly communicate the dangers of asbestos to the community at large since the government and EPA have failed in this regard. One only has to look at the safety failures in the aftermath of 9/11.

— Dr. Raja Flores, Mount Sinai Medical Center

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Meet the Team

  • Curtis Weyant

    Curtis Weyant

    Content Director

    Curtis is an experienced writer, editor, and content developer, having worked in communications, marketing, and digital content creation for nearly two decades. In recent years, he has written about medical and safety issues, and he brings his research and writing expertise to the cause of awareness of mesothelioma.

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  • Gia Bersani

    Gia Bersani

    Community Outreach Director

    Gia wants to take the age-old stigma of infomercials out of mesothelioma, and instead shed light on important facts and prevention methods. She has over three years of online marketing experience connecting brands with digital influencers. Gia is taking her passion for raising awareness to push for better patient care and improved treatment options.

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  • Dan Heil

    Dan Heil

    Contributing Author

    Dan assists in content development for the website. He is passionate about bringing an end to the use of asbestos around the country. He provides relevant and unique content to the website while informing our readers about a myriad of topics.

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  • Brent Sears

    Brent Sears

    Health Advocate

    Brent has worked as a caregiver on two separate occasions, with first hand experience in navigating end-of-life issues, as well as terminal cancer. He brings a mix of empathy and knowledge to the team in order to spread the word about the dangers of asbestos and the resources available in the fight against Mesothelioma.

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  • Shannon Connor

    Shannon Connor

    Health Advocate

    Shannon joined the maacenter.org team after obtaining her degrees in English and advertising. Prior to school, she worked for several years in customer service with customer satisfaction as her top priority. As a marketing assistant, Shannon’s goal is to continue using her skills by connecting with people in the digital marketing space.

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  • Tonya Nelson

    Tonya Nelson

    Health Advocate

    Tonya joined the team after several years of experience building relationships with influencers on behalf of different brands. She’s passionate about bringing attention to this often overlooked cancer in the hopes of seeing better treatment options available for patients. Tonya wants to continue to advocate for the banning of asbestos and educate others on its dangers.

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  • Curtis Weyant
  • Gia Bersani
  • Dan Heil
  • Brent Sears
  • Shannon Connor
  • Tonya Nelson

Our writers are not medical professionals unless otherwise noted. The MAACenter content team regularly reviews all content on the website to ensure it is up to date with the most relevant information. No individuals associated with content creation for the MAACenter have any conflicts of interest pertaining to any health organizations.

Contact

webmaster@maacenter.org