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
Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, 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 Americans 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 $21 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 www.psoriasis.org.