In January 2021, Ana Elena Lara joined Project Sleep’s Board of Directors. Ana has been involved with Project Sleep for several years now. In 2019, her family’s inaugural World Narcolepsy Day celebration was featured on Project Sleep’s blog here.
“Ana’s creativity, kindness, and community engagement skills makes her poised for leadership,” said Julie Flygare, J.D., President & CEO of Project Sleep. “Further, authenticity and patient-centricity are two core values behind all of Project Sleep’s work, so the fact that Ana exemplifies these qualities makes her an ideal fit for our Board of Directors.”
Ana Elena Lara was born and raised in the sunshine state of Arizona where she still resides with her husband and three-year-old daughter. She is a person living with narcolepsy type 1 and a stay-at-home mom. Ana enjoys writing about her experiences with narcolepsy and sleep. She sees writing poetry as a form of therapy, to connect her wake life and dream life.
“As a person with narcolepsy, I am honored to join the Board of Directors for Project Sleep,” said Ana. “I believe in the services this organization is providing and its strong commitment to sleep health and education.”
Ana and family raising awareness for World Narcolepsy Day 2020!
“I truly feel that Project Sleep turned me from a patient into an advocate with a new passion for raising awareness,” said Ana. “I hope to continue these efforts with this amazing community while serving on the board.”
Please join us in welcoming Ana and follow her on Instagram at @ananapz!
About Project Sleep
Believing in the value of sleep, Project Sleep aims to improve public health by generating awareness about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders. Project Sleep educates and empowers individuals using events, campaigns and programs to bring people together and talk about sleep as a pillar of health.