Mollaret's Meningitis Association For a world free of Mollaret's Meningitis

Management Team

The Mollaret's Meningitis Association Management Team is tasked with the management and oversight of the organization. Led by the Executive Director, Dustin Pepper, the team oversees all projects, partnerships, research and advocacy for the organization.

Dustin Pepper - Executive Director


Dustin Pepper was born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University he has worked with various nonprofits, both local as well as national, in their operations, business development and planning functions. A member of the Ypsilanti FIRST Robotics Boosters, Inc. for 10 seasons (6 as a mentor to the high school students and 4 as a high school student) Dustin focused on public speaking, business plan development and budgeting for the organization. As a member of a national nonprofit, Dustin was a part of the senior management team acting as the Senior Director – Operations where his focus was on policy review and improvement. Along with the Mollaret’s Meningitis Association, Dustin is currently involved in two other nonprofits focused on Business Development and Corporate Growth.


Dustin’s hope is to bring the necessary leadership, strategic planning and management skills to help grow the Mollaret’s Meningitis Association and to guide the organization to a world without Mollaret’s Meningitis.

Dustin is responsible for the overall management of the organization and the execution and development of the organizations mission and vision. 

Gabrielle Costello - Director of Operations


Gabrielle received her B.S. in Biology from Eastern Michigan University in 2014. She has always been interested in scientific research, and has participated in ecological research within the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland regions. She has been involved in non-profit wildlife rehabilitation since 2013, serving in a management position since 2015. In this role, her primary responsibilities include overseeing operations, community engagement, and staff management.

Gabrielle is also actively involved in non-profit organizations that promote and advocate for human health, womens health and affordable medical care. Most notably, she holds volunteer roles at SafeHouse, acting as a co-facilitator in support groups for survivors of domestic violence. As her career progresses, she hopes to partake in more such roles within the medical community.

As a part of Mollarets Meningitis Associations Management team, she is looking forward to applying her passion for community improvement, non-profit management, and scientific research in a way that will provide much needed solutions to those suffering from Mollarets Meningitis.