National Psoriasis Foundation elects new officers to its Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2013)—To recognize their longtime commitment to improving the lives of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and for their dedication as volunteers of the organization, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) installed five new officers to its Board of Directors.

  • Chair Krista Kellogg, of Miami, was elected to the board in 2006. Kellogg, who has palmar-plantar psoriasis, is chair of the board governance committee and a member of the development, finance, outreach and executive committees. She is the director of practice development at the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt.
  • Chair-Elect Dr. Colby Evans, of Austin, Texas, joined the board in 2010. Evans chairs the Psoriasis Foundation's National Phototherapy Copayment Task Force, a group of physicians and patients working to address rising copayments for phototherapy treatments. Evans, a private practice dermatologist with Evans Dermatology, also serves on the board's governance and advocacy committees.
  • Vice-Chair Mark Lillie, of Wheaton, Ill., was elected to the board in 2005. Lillie is co-chair of the development committee, and serves on the audit and governance committees. Lillie, who has psoriasis, is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Kirkland and Ellis.
  • Treasurer Chip Newton, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was elected to the board in 2008. Newton is chair of the finance committee and sits on the executive, development, research and scientific advisory committees. He has had psoriasis for almost 20 years.
  • Secretary Pete Redding, of Reno, Nev. and Scottsdale, Ariz., joined the board in 2008. He serves on the finance, governance and research committees and was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 1979.

Additionally, the Immediate Past President Dan Farrington, of Bethesda, Md., was elected to the board in 2005. Farrington, who was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1995, has been a longtime volunteer of the Foundation, and performs pro-bono legal work for people with psoriasis. He is an attorney and founder of the Farrington Law Group, LLC.

The National Psoriasis Foundation volunteer Board of Directors helps direct the organization by evaluating and approving long-term plans, determining goals and providing financial oversight. Board members also work with the NPF president and CEO to accomplish the organization's goals. Learn more about the board of Directors. »

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

Over the last 50 years, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has become the world’s leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF leads this fight by driving efforts for a cure and improving the lives of the more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic disease. To date, NPF has funded more than $15 million in research grants and fellowships, and to commemorate 50 years, NPF plans to raise an additional $2 million for early scientific career research programs in 2017 alone. Each year, NPF strives to support, educate and advocate on behalf of more individuals living with or caring for someone with the disease than ever before. As part of that effort, NPF established the Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Join our community today and help drive discovery and create community for all living with psoriatic disease.