Portland, Oregon – April 23, 2021
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has appointed Jonathan Ray Scott of Frisco, Texas to the Board of Directors. Scott has been a valuable member of the NPF community for over seven years. His Board of Directors term began on March 26, 2021.
Scott is a 10-year veteran offensive tackle for the National Football League (NFL). Beyond his football career, he is also a successful businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. With NPF, Scott looks forward to empowering people with psoriasis to live their best lives. “I’m all about empowerment,” said Scott. “How can I help you make your best, better?”
When Scott was first diagnosed with psoriasis, he felt a sense of doom, but the NPF community helped him find a path forward. “After seeing this community, I gained a renewed strength,” he said.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Scott was a three-sport athlete at David W. Carter High School. After a highly successful college football career with the University of Texas Longhorns, he was drafted into the NFL in 2006 where he played for the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.
Off the field, Scott has experience in real estate, finance, education, coaching, executive leadership, the music industry, and recently he has become the owner of a private equity group.
Scott has a passion for helping youth find opportunities and growth, which led him to form the Scott Family Foundation.
In his free time, Jonathan plays the guitar and remains an active member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
“We’re honored to welcome Jonathan to the Board of Directors. His dedication to improving the lives of people with psoriatic disease, especially our youngest constituents, makes him a strong addition to this leadership team,” said Randy Beranek, president and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation. “We’re excited to partner with Jonathan on efforts that expand the reach of our community and add his unique experience and perspective to NPF’s work.”
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research, education and funding, the National Psoriasis Foundation, NPF, is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million individuals in the United States affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $24 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at psoriasis.org