Our Mission:

The mission of the Tourette Association of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter (TAAMAC) is to improve the quality of life in those affected by TS through education, advocacy and awareness in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.

TAAMAC  is a non-profit organization comprised of an all volunteer Board of Directors, one part-time chapter administrator and numerous volunteers. TAAMAC is a chapter of the national Tourette Association of America (TAA). Founded in 1972, TAA is headquartered in Bayside, NY. It's membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field.  The TAAMAC chapter office is located in Pikesville, MD and is open on Mondays and Fridays 10am-3pm, Wednesdays 1pm-6pm, and by appointment on other days.  Click here to email the chapter staff to ask questions, request information or get directions to the office.

TAAMAC relies on the generous contributions of members, friends, and supporters to fund its operations.

Our 2017 Board of Directors

Michele Guyton, Chair
Seth Tucker, Vice Chair
Michael Chow,Treasurer
Beth Baxter, Secretary
Tammy Starling
Christine Varanelli
Rajana Verma, M.D.
Kurt Burgeson
Mark Bramer
Sheri Harris

Program Director
Andrea Bush

Please click here to email the Board with your question, concern or offer of assistance.


TAAMAC provides the following services:

Parent training and support

Organizes educator and medical conferences and events

Chapter office serving the needs of members with the help of part-time staff and trained volunteers 

Provides educational in-service programs (classroom presentations by parents or TAAMAC representatives)

Sponsors and promotes support group meetings

Organizes family events for those affected by TS

Media relations and awareness campaigns

Support line available for questions and crisis discussions

A website for local and national information regarding TS

Mantains a list of physician and allied health professionals treating those with TS

Disseminates information to members, educators, physicians and allied professionals

Cooperate with associated organizations whose objectives are common with us

Contacts elected representatives for support of TS issues and appropriations requests


“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ”George Eliot

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