Oakland/San Francisco

Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Meeting Location

Virtual meeting, using Zoom!


Meeting ID: 836 8035 4042
Passcode: 417129

Social Media

If you are in the Oakland/SF area please join our Oakland SAA Spondylitis Support Group Facebook page to connect with other Spondylitis folks in the area: Oakland SAA Spondylitis Support Group

Topic: Guest Speaker - Dr. Lianne Gensler

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a rheumatologist and serves as director of the UCSF Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic, which is dedicated to care of patients living with ankylosing spondylitis.


Howard Tevelson

Howard Tevelson

About Howard Tevelson, Oakland / San Francisco Area's Support Group Leader

Howard is married and has four sons, and six grandkids. He recently moved to Oakland, California after living in Philadelphia, PA for a number of years, where he worked as a Contracting Officer/ Customer Liaison for the Department of Defense working with the United States Air Force, Air Logistics Centers.

In the past, Howard also ran a support group for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and in 2003 was named Volunteer of the Year. At his previous place of employment, Howard sat on the Advisory Committee for the Employment of people with Disabilities, and headed one of their sub committees. In 2005, he received national recognition as one of the top ten employees within the Defense Logistics Agency.

In his free time, he enjoys recycling old jewelry into beautiful lapel pins for women.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org