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Meet our Board of Directors

Julie Scher, J.D.


Edward Sweet


Tracy Christensen


Julie Flygare, J.D.

President & CEO

Melissa Buron


Meet our President & CEO

Julie Flygare, J.D. is an internationally recognized patient-perspective leader, an accomplished advocate, and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy

Since receiving a diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007, Flygare advanced her leadership in the sleep and healthcare space through speaking engagements, publications, earned media, collaborations, and advocacy and awareness initiatives. Prior to accepting this role, Flygare served as President of Project Sleep’s Board of Directors, while also gaining invaluable experience in marketing and philanthropy at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and City of Hope. Additionally, she served on the National Institutes of Health’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board from 2012 – 2015. Flygare received her B.A. from Brown University in 2005 and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2009, focusing on health law, policy, and rare disease drug development.

Project Sleep’s Latest News:

Meet our New Board Member, Edward Sweet!

On January 1, 2018, Edward Sweet officially joined the Board of Directors of Project Sleep,  a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions. Ed is currently serving as the Treasurer for the organization. “We’re so...
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Your Invitation to Sleep In 2018 for Sleep Awareness Week!

  YOU’RE INVITED! Project Sleep is thrilled to launch the fourth annual Sleep In 2018 (#SleepIn2018) to raise awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions during Sleep Awareness Week. Over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018, we challenge you to stay in bed for 12 – 48 hours and invite your friends and family to join you or...
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Project Sleep Board of Directors Announces New President and CEO

LOS ANGELES — February 12, 2018 — The Board of Directors of Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions, proudly announces the selection of Project Sleep’s Founder, Julie Flygare, J.D., as the...
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Scholarship Program Enters 5th Year! Call for Applications

Project Sleep is thrilled to launch the fifth annual Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship supporting students with narcolepsy while fostering awareness of narcolepsy in high school and collegiate settings. In 2018, Project Sleep will award seven scholarships of $1,000 each, including one scholarship...
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Launching our #BeTheLight campaign

With the global day of giving, #GivingTuesday approaching on November 28, Project Sleep is proud to launch the #BeTheLight Campaign to support the organization’s bold goal to raise $25,000 by December 31, 2017. To open people’s hearts and minds to sleep...
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