At a time when healthcare is experiencing significant breakthroughs, people with chronic illness and disease around the world continue to suffer. Chronic disease and recurring episodic conditions plague the population, resulting in lost productivity and reduced quality of life. The World Health Education Foundation (WHEF) educates and empowers people with chronic health conditions.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, WHEF is dedicated to serving those who live with chronic illness and their caregivers. We specialise in migraine initiatives that serve our mission in providing patients with affordable access to care, better education and advocacy.

Together, we can raise awareness and improve patient outcomes through education, shifting perceptions and advocating for change. WHEF is dedicated to disease-specific education and advocacy for conditions like migraine which can cause frequent disabling symptoms, productivity loss and reduced quality of life for millions of people around the world.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to educate and empower people with disabling chronic health conditions in order to reduce the global burden on society. WHEF’s focus is on migraine and headache diseases.

  • Increase awareness
  • Encourage diagnosis
  • Empower and support patients
  • Focus on prevention

The best prescription is knowledge.

C. Everett Koop

Former US Surgeon General

OUR ORGANIZATION
501(c)3 organization supported by a network of strong patient-driven organizations to leverage outreach for our programs and deliver our mission.
TEAM
Paula Dumas
President
A 30+ year migraine warrior, wife, mother, corporate exec turned health advocate, Paula K. Dumas is co-founder of Migraine Again, serving as its CEO, Managing Editor and Chief Encouragement Officer. Her mission is to empower and encourage people with migraine to live their best life.

She champions patients’ needs as a Board Member of the American Migraine Foundation, leader of the Coalition for Migraine and Headache Patients (CHAMP), patient advocate for the International Headache Society (IHS) and co-author of CaMEO and My Migraine Voice research studies.

In addition to authoring over 300 articles on migraine health and wellness, Paula is the producer and co-host of the Migraine World Summit, the largest event of its kind bringing together 30+ world-class experts on migraine, headache, health and wellness. Paula is a frequent speaker at industry, health care and public policy events including the National Health Research Forum and Headache on the Hill in Washington, D.C. A top patient influencer, Paula has been nominated for a WEGO Health Advocate Award.

Paula is also the founder and CEO of the World Health Education Foundation, a 501c3, established to educate and empower people with disabling chronic health conditions in order to reduce the global burden on society.

Karl Dumas
Treasurer
Karl Dumas co-founded Migraine Again with wife, Paula K. Dumas, and serves as its Chief Operating Officer leading operations, marketing, and sponsorships. He is also a producer of the Migraine World Summit, the largest patient event of its kind bringing together 30+ world class experts on migraine, headache, health and wellness.

Karl has founded four technology, consulting and finance companies, including HomecareCRM, an industry-leading customer relationship management (CRM) solution for the post acute healthcare industry.

He serves on the Steering Committee of CHAMP, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients, bringing his business and technology expertise to its advocacy work. As a trusted caregiver to Paula, Karl is working to improve the quality of life for both migraine warriors and those who love them.

Carl Cincinnato
Secretary
Carl stopped taking his health for granted at an early age due to migraine. He has had migraine for 27 years. Over this time health has become central throughout his life and work. This includes working with some of the biggest health companies in the world.

Today, he works with several charities, foundations, and organizations to help reduce the global burden of migraine including Headache Australia, the Brain Foundation, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients, the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition and the World Headache And Migraine Alliance. He is a member of the International Headache Society, he acts on several advisory councils and he also is the editor at MigrainePal.com and co-host for the Migraine World Summit.

Carl is a public and passionate patient advocate for migraine. He has spoken nationally and internationally about migraine and the need to increase research funding, reduce stigma, increase patient support and education.

Wendy Bohmfalk
Director of Operations

 

Wendy Bohmfalk is the Director of Operations for the World Health Education Foundation. In her role she focuses on community engagement, partnerships, and administration. Prior to her role with WHEF, Wendy worked for Accenture for close to 20 years, leading teams in consulting and in recruiting.

Chronic migraine forced Wendy to leave the corporate world. After writing and sharing her migraine story, Wendy saw a path to help others. She met Paula, and found a new home in migraine education and advocacy. Wendy lobbies for migraine patients at Headache on the Hill, has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News and other publications, and is a member of CHAMP: Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients.

Wendy is also Operations Manager for the Migraine World Summit, the largest patient event of its kind bringing together 30+ world class experts on migraine, headache, health and wellness. It is her privilege to work with dozens of migraine warriors, dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the disease.