Mary Carroll Appointed to NPF Board of Directors

Portland, Oregon – April 28, 2022

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has appointed Mary Carroll, J.D., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Board of Directors. Carroll has lived with psoriatic arthritis for 20 years. Her Board of Directors term began on March 12, 2022.

Carroll is a retired mergers and acquisitions and private equity lawyer. She spent more than 20 years at Akerman LLP, where she served as the national chair of the corporate practice group and on the finance committee for the firm.

Over the course of her career, Carroll has represented general partners, private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and private and public companies in a variety of strategic and financial transactions.

“We are honored to have Mary Carroll on the NPF Board of Directors,” said Leah M. Howard, J.D., the interim president and CEO of NPF. “We are very fortunate that former NPF Board of Directors Chair, Krista Kellogg, introduced us to Mary. Her legal experience and contributions through this volunteer leadership position can play a major role in moving NPF ever-closer to achieving our mission of a cure for psoriatic disease.”

Carroll earned the Cardinal Key Award for Outstanding Female Graduate when she graduated sum cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her law degree and graduated cum laude at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.


Serving the community of people impacted by psoriatic disease for more than 50 years with patient support, advocacy, research, education, and funding, the National Psoriasis Foundation is the leading nonprofit representing individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The mission of NPF is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and 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 the Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. In recent years, NPF has funded more than $30 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

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