Help the Mauriello Family Create a Legacy for Lisa at UNC

As many in the Brayton community know, Mr.Mauriello and his family have been going through an especially difficult time.  Please take a moment to read the press release to learn more about Lisa Mauriello and how you can help make a positive impact in her name.



Summit Mom battling ALS Inspires Creation of Legacy Undergraduate Curriculum and Career Pipeline with Alma Mater


Lisa Stockman Mauriello, Summit wife and mom of three, was diagnosed in January 2021 with a rare, fast-progressing form of ALS. Her quest to obtain compassionate use authorization of an experimental drug now in clinical trials—Tofersen, made by pharmaceutical giant Biogen—has generated worldwide news coverage. To date, her requests to Biogen have been denied. Recently, Lisa’s alma mater, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has partnered with Lisa, her family, friends and colleagues to establish both an endowed professorship and a health communication certificate program that provides funding for students along with real-world learning experiences.

For the last 25 years, Mauriello has been a leader in the global healthcare communications field, passionately helping patients build healthier lives. She credits UNC Hussman with setting her on her career path and she is intent on establishing a meaningful legacy within the UNC and health communications communities.

“Lisa is one of UNC’s biggest fans and has been a dedicated and engaged alumnus of Hussman and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, serving as board member, adjunct professor, guest lecturer and recruiter for internships. With a strong vision and a huge heart, establishing the health communication program will help Hussman train the next generation of health communicators and create a Hussman pipeline to the growing field,” notes the Hussman press release announcing the effort.

Lisa and her husband Bob have lived in Summit since 2004. Their three boys—Scott (22), Luke (18), and Dean (14) were/are students in the Summit Public Schools. Bob has been a substitute teacher at Summit’s primary centers, elementary schools and at the middle school. He most recently taught 4th Grade at Brayton Elementary.

The Mauriellos are asking the Summit community to consider helping to create this legacy for Lisa. Please make your tax-deductible gift by selecting “Legacy for Lisa” in the drop-down menu on Hussman’s online giving page.

Checks may be sent to:

UNC Gifts Services
PO Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Note Legacy for Lisa in the memo.

For more information, contact:

Wendy Gratz Borman
Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media
O: (919) 962-9467 C: (919) 606-3462