NPF Youth Ambassador Program,
Sponsored by LEO Pharma

Congratulations to the 2017-18 NPF National Youth Ambassador, Michael Wood!

Introducing our 2017-18 regional NPF Youth Ambassadors:

Elizabeth Beemer
Thomas Dvorak
Daniel Farley
Alexander Friedman
Michael Hajasz
Alissa Hanson
Brayden Hernandez
Ana Hom
Jenna Katzman
Melanie Knight
Ashwin Kumar
DeeAnna Landers
Evangelina Monterroza
Bree O'Neal
Kirby Ortego
Lena Oslund
Zoe Roman
Kennedy Ross
Aidalis Vega-Ferran
Shane Weiner
Kaycee White
Brittany Zeldow

If you’re a young person living with psoriatic disease, you’re not alone. There are more than 700,000 youth diagnosed with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis in the U.S. The physical and emotional impact of psoriatic disease is often magnified for young people, who already grapple with a range of coming-of-age issues.

NPF Youth Ambassadors, sponsored by LEO Pharma Inc., fosters opportunities to make friends and engage with others who have psoriatic disease. NPF Youth Ambassadors serve as leaders in the community, act as role models to help peers manage and take control of their disease, and inspire others with psoriatic disease to lead confident and fulfilling lives.

NPF has selected 21 ambassadors from across the U.S. to serve as regional Youth Ambassadors from September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Regional Youth Ambassadors will receive a $100 stipend to support work in their community.

In 2018, one Youth Ambassador will be selected as the National Youth Ambassador and will receive a $2,500 scholarship, as well as invitations to special NPF events such as Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C.; Psoriasis Awareness Month; and World Psoriasis Day celebrations; among others.


Responsibilities of NPF Youth Ambassadors


The National Psoriasis Foundation Youth Ambassador Program is supported by LEO Pharma Inc.



Michael Wood testifying before the Senate of Texas

"Over the past few years, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with the National Psoriasis Foundation’s Youth Ambassador Program which encourages young leaders to raise awareness about psoriatic disease in their respective communities," said Jonathan Scott, a nine-year veteran of the National Football League. "I am excited to be working with Michael Wood, NPF’s National Youth Ambassador, this coming year to continue to create awareness for psoriatic disease." 

Michael Wood and family, Austin Marathon