Shirley Kessel, BS

Executive Director, Miles for Migraine

Shirley’s work experience in medical sales, teaching, non-profit volunteering, as well as 35 years in the medical administrative field, have enabled her to reach a pinnacle as a professional migraine advocate. During this time of evolutionary change in the headache space, she has led Miles for Migraine, from a small non-profit, to the largest live, patient-parcipatory event host organization in the country. In her current role as Executive Director, she is passionate about finding a cure through creating new opportunities for people to advocate, learn, and be part of a thriving community. Her role as a tribe creator and disease communicator has supported her to become one of the most vocal patient advocates in the headache community.