Miranda Klassen founded the AFE Foundation shortly after recovering from an amniotic fluid embolism during the birth of her son in 2008. After months of fruitless searching for support and information related to AFE, Miranda recognized the immediate need for the foundation. Drawing from her experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Miranda was able to take it from an idea to an internationally recognized, physician-supported organization supporting families all over the world.
In January 2015, Miranda left her 20 year career in the banking and finance industry to take on the role of Executive Director for the foundation overseeing the organization’s day to day operations. She also serves as a lead investigator on the AFE Foundation Patient Registry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas developing various studies in amniotic fluid embolism research.
Miranda is involved in several philanthropic and professional organizations. Most notably, she serves on the ScrippsCare board for Scripps Health and is an executive board member for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC).
Miranda is married and enjoys spending time with her husband Bryce, an ICU nurse, and their son, Van. In her spare time, Miranda enjoys all things San Diego has to offer and spending time with family and friends.