Our Team

Turning a conversation Into Action for Lupus.


La Tanya Pitts-Lipprand

CEO & Founder

La Tanya Pitts-Lipprand is the Founder and President of Marlene’s Kaleidoscope, a nonprofit Lupus advocacy organization serving the Greater Kansas City area.  La Tanya was born and raised in Kansas City and is a lupus survivor of 27 years. After a high-risk pregnancy, her health spiraled and was given only 3 years to live. Determined to survive and thrive, she committed herself to become an expert on everything Lupus. 
La Tanya’s fierce dedication lead to her becoming the model, educator, and resource for not only survivors but doctors. She quickly developed a vision for creating a support network to help survivors with diagnosis, treatment, pain management, and personal support.
Now, with momentum building for Marlene's Kaleidoscope, she is even more committed to growing awareness, improving the quality of life for survivors and ultimately finding a cure.

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Volunteer Your Time

Are you someone who has been affected by Lupus – whether as a survivor, family member, friend or caregiver? If so, we need you!

Marlene’s Kaleidoscope isn’t just looking for any volunteer, we need people who have intimate knowledge and personal experience with Lupus to help further our cause.

If you fulfill the following, we’d love to talk more!

  • Have personally been affected by Lupus

  • Are invested in growing awareness to help those suffering from Lupus

  • Have a giving sprit and are willing to donate your time and talents

  • Can dedicate 2-5 hours per week

Checked all boxes? Email us a brief description of yourself and why you’d like to help make an impact at kbutterflies2017@gmail.com or call 573-738-8684 today.