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Fibromyalgia Patient Education and Support Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Updated: May 20, 2022

Vernon Hills, Illinois Apr 13, 2020 ( - Fibromyalgia Patient Education and Support Organization (FPESO) announces that Narayanan Krishnan has been appointed as the nonprofit’s chief technology officer.

Krishnan connected with FPESO via Taproot Foundation, an organization that seeks to drive social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging professionals in pro bono service to help build the infrastructure of other nonprofit organizations. The IT professional, who is a senior technology executive with international, multi-industry expertise, will be serving as the organization’s chief technology officer in a volunteer capacity after having created and launched its new website,

FPESO was founded in 2014 by Necie Edwards, a health and wellness educator, healthcare advocate, pain management expert, talk show host, life coach, and fibromyalgia warrior. Also, a part-time consultant with the FDA, Edwards founded the nonprofit to provide educational programs and services designed to improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues.

“It was a blessing when Taproot Foundation connected me to Narayanan,” says Edwards.” He has a wealth of experience building, developing, and implementing website strategies. Thanks to his expertise, the FPESO’s digital presence expands our outreach in creating awareness around fibromyalgia, providing more learning opportunities for existing FPESO members, and delivering fibromyalgia information through an enhanced digital experience that will transform the lives of people suffering from fibromyalgia and other debilitating pain issues.”

“I instantly connected with Necie’s mission and vision as my mother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and is in chronic pain,” says Krishnan. “Necie’s objectives were to enhance the findability of content, provide ease of navigation, and engage pain sufferers by delivering relevant, curated, and value-added content. We came up with strategies that improved the online experience and further advanced the organization’s mission to empower individuals to help manage their chronic pain.”

As a result of Krishnan’s initiatives to improve FPESO’s technological structure and online strategy, the organization’s digital presence will be improved while providing more ease of in-house content management along with reduced costs.


The vision of FPESO is to educate, inform and provide healthy choices for those inspiring to learn and grow beyond the journey of chronic pain. Its mission is to spread awareness of the impact of chronic pain, increase visibility and improve the quality of life for those wanting to live a life with minimum pain.


​Necie Edwards founded the Fibromyalgia Patient Education and Support Organization (FPESO) in 2014 to provide educational programs and services designed to improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia—offering help and hope to the millions of individuals who suffer from this debilitating condition.

Herself diagnosed with the condition in 2014, Necie combines her professional experience in health and wellness education with the extensive and ongoing research she has done as a chronic pain warrior.

A workshop leader, keynote speaker, and health conference event coordinator, Necie hosts “Fibromyalgia Talks,” featuring conversations with healthcare providers, holistic/complementary medicine practitioners, clergy members, public service officials, and fibromyalgia patients. She also hosts “Pain Free Zone” radio show, featuring interviews with patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers discussing clues about what causes fibromyalgia and how to overcome it in daily life.


Krishnan is an experienced senior technology executive with international, multi-industry expertise and proven success in developing and implementing digital and cloud transformation, cybersecurity, and business intelligence strategies that enable organizations to rapidly build top line multi-channel global product offerings to gain competitive advantage and deliver sustainable double-digit growth. He is a driven and highly analytical leader who builds high performing talent and competencies that facilitates impactful IT functions in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

A graduate of Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur, India, with a degree in computers, Krishnan was formerly senior director of IT at ISACA, Schaumburg, Illinois. While there he spearheaded mission-critical, strategic turnaround of the organization’s operations, including infrastructure, application, development, architecture, business analysis, and BI teams.

Previously Krishnan served as director of web, Redbox, Oakbrook Terrance, Illinois, and manager, Accenture, Chicago, Illinois. In addition, he was principal consultant at MacroVision Corporation, Schaumburg, Illinois; systems manager, Wipro Technologies, and software developer at Chenab & Arc information technologies, PVT, LTD, Mumbai, India.

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Taproot Foundation's mission is to drive social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging professionals in pro bono service.

Through Taproot's Service Grant program, thousands of business professionals have assisted nonprofits with capacity-building projects since 2001. Taproot also provides training to nonprofits on how to take advantage of pro bono services. In 2014, Taproot launched an online marketplace——that directly matches skilled volunteers with nonprofits for shorter-term engagements.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Taproot Foundation has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.[10] Taproot Foundation is rated four stars (out of four) by Charity Navigator.

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