National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation Leadership Team

Randy Beranek
President and CEO

Randy Beranek joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2008 as its president and CEO. In his role, he drives the Foundation’s strategic direction in pursuit of its mission and the needs of the psoriatic disease community. During his tenure, the Foundation has experienced unprecedented growth in revenue, research investment and in its outreach and advocacy enterprises. Under his leadership, the Foundation has attained the highest efficiency rating from all major watchdog organizations.

Mr. Beranek’s career in the patient advocacy industry spans more than three decades. Prior to joining the Foundation he served in executive leadership positions with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. He currently serves as chairman of the board of the National Health Council, which represents more than 100 national patient advocacy groups and health-related companies.

Mr. Beranek has a bachelor of arts degree in communications and rhetorical criticism from the University of Iowa.

Bette Drake
Vice President, Finance and Operations

Bette Drake joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2002. She is responsible for overseeing the Foundation's finance, operations and information technology departments. Her background includes public accounting in the private and nonprofit sectors. She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Portland State University.

Catie Coman
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Catie Coman joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2006. Ms. Coman oversees marketing, public relations, digital strategy and business development for National Psoriasis Foundation. She has more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on marketing and communications, organizational development, and fundraising. Ms. Coman has a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from San Jose State University and a master of arts in communication studies from University of Portland.

Leah McCormick Howard, J.D.
Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy

Leah McCormick Howard, J.D., joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2012. She brings more than 15 years' of public policy and federal affairs experience working with national health and disability organizations, local governments and leading health care and research institutions. In her role, Ms. Howard is responsible for overseeing all advocacy, government relations and policy initiatives for the organization, including state and federal advocacy efforts. She has a bachelor of arts degree in government and international relations from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Sally Spaid Norby
Vice President, Training & Organizational Development

Sally Spaid Norby joined the Foundation in 2011. She brings over 30 years of progressive experience in the nonprofit, health agency sector, and has considerable experience in community development, training, staff and volunteer management and fundraising. She is responsible for defining, creating and implementing strategies to improve operations and service delivery. Ms. Norby has a bachelor of science in business administration.

Emily Boyd
Director of Medical Programs

Emily Boyd joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2015. She has more than 15 years progressive experience working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on professional development, event planning and medical education. Ms. Boyd has a bachelor’s of arts degree in sociology from UCLA.  In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all medical education programs, and professional membership for the organization.

Jeremy Hall
Director of Special Events

Jeremy Hall joined the Foundation in 2011 and is responsible for overseeing the growth of the Special Events Department. He brings over 16 years of sports and non-profit sales, fundraising, and event management experience to the Foundation. Jeremy has a bachelor’s of science in business administration with a focus on sports marketing from the University of Oregon.

Michael Siegel, PhD
Director of Research Programs

Mike Siegel joined the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2014 and oversees the Foundation’s research activities, including research grants and fellowships, scientific meetings, and the National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank.  He has almost 10 years’ experience teaching and conducting biomedical research in an academic setting, with a primary focus on the biology of aging and cancer.  Mike received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, masters in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in bioengineering from The University of Washington.

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