TSC Alliance of North Carolina

EST. 2016

Click here for a description of our Community Alliance program.

The TSC Alliance of North Carolina is a group of TSC individuals, families, healthcare providers, board members, and volunteers. This group is led by volunteer leadership dedicated to furthering the mission of the TSC Alliance in their local state(s) or region by dedicating themselves to finding a cure for TSC and improving the lives of those affected.

Volunteer Leadership


Name: Karen Johnston
City, State: Raleigh, NC
Email: Karen.m.whittington@gmail.com

Karen Johnston lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, David, and children, Ella Grey and Ethan. She works as a pharmacist in mental health. Her journey with TSC and interest in becoming an advocate started in 2017 with the birth of her son, Ethan. Karen is excited and honored to serve as the Chair of the TSC Alliance of North Carolina to raise awareness and help to build outreach programs to provide support for families affected by TSC.

Vice Chair

Name: Virginia Musselman
City, State: Raleigh, NC
Email: vmccray90@gmail.com

Virginia Musselman is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas but has lived in North Carolina for 12 years. She was a teacher in North Carolina and overseas for 10 years before changing careers to become an ordained minister in the Anglican Church. She and her husband John have two children, Eliza Jo and Wesley (their TSC warrior). Virginia’s hobbies include drinking strong coffee, trying new recipes, watching British mysteries and swimming.

Step Forward to Cure TSC Walk Chair

Name: Heather Morris
Email: Heather.Morris@atriumhealth.org

Regional Leadership

Adult Regional Coordinator

Adult Regional Coordinators act as the connection for adults diagnosed with TSC to connect with other adults within their region. They will be knowledgeable about resources, events, support meetings, conferences and any new research on TSC that pertains to adults with TSC. They provide support to the Community Alliances in their region in developing a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for adults with TSC in order to promote adult involvement and support within the Community Alliance.

Adult Regional Coordinator, Region 8

States served: DE, VA, MD, NC, SC, WV, D.C.

Kathy HenkelName: Kathy Henkel
City, State: Waynesboro, VA
Phone: 540-949-0582
Email: uneakmom@gmail.com
Other volunteer positions held in addition to Adult Regional Coordinator: None
Connection to TSC:Adult with TSC

Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinator

Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinators are knowledgeable in state resources, events, support meetings, conferences, and any new research on TSC that pertains to dependent adults and transitioning young adults with TSC and their caregiver.  The Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinator will work collaboratively with their Community Alliance(s) in supporting and connecting dependent adults, transitioning young adults, and their caregivers to state resources.

Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinator, North Carolina

Name: Kathleen Valenti
City, State: Waynesville, NC
Phone: (609) 870-6609
Email: khalpin2002@msn.com
Other volunteer positions held in addition to Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinator: None
Connection to TSC: Parent of an Adult

Find a Local TSC Clinic

To find the TSC Clinic nearest to you, visit the TSC Clinic page.

Upcoming Events

Visit www.StepForwardtoCureTSC.org to find a walk nearest to you.

Don’t Miss Any Updates!

Click here to join the mailing list for the TSC Alliance of North Carolina and be notified of all upcoming events.

You can also visit us on Facebook to receive the latest Community Alliance updates!

If you would like connect with other TSC individuals or family members in your state via phone or email, visit our TSC Connect page to find a list of individuals in your state that you can contact any time.