Andrea Wilson is a leading advocate for patients with sarcoidosis. She co-founded the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) in 2000 following her diagnosis with sarcoidosis with the goal to raise funds, facilitate research collaborations toward research and promote awareness to help sarcoidosis patients and their families and caregivers. During her more than 20 years with the organization she served as President and member of the Board of Directors, including Chairwoman. She has also served as a member of the American Thoracic Society’s Public Advisory Roundtable. She received the World Sarcoidosis Person of the Year Award in 2014.