The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) has been in turmoil over the last several years, since the economic downturn in 2007. The Founder and President of the NFA, Lynne Matallana, retired June 1, 2011 after 14 years of dedicated work in serving the FM community. She continues to heal from a terrible accident and major surgery last September, which has impacted her ability to continue with the organization. In the vacuum created by the NFA's financial and organizational troubles, another organization, the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) was formed and has been collaborating with the NFA. You can read more about the background of these changes in Lynne's own words at the NFA website.
Below is the latest letter from Herb Smith, Chairman of the NFA: