President and CEO
Randy Beranek joined the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) as its President and CEO in 2008, bringing with him more than two decades of executive-level experience in the national, nonprofit health industry.
During his tenure with NPF, the organization has experienced unprecedented growth. The organization successfully obtained the first-ever psoriasis-related appropriation from the U.S. Congress to enable the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to produce its Public Health Agenda for Psoriasis. NPF’s focus on grass roots advocacy has led to important legislative victories in several states.
Under Beranek's leadership, NPF has moved from a single Charity Navigator rating star to four stars, the highest rating awarded by the nation’s leading evaluation service for nonprofit organizations. The NPF has held this exclusive distinction for eight consecutive years.
Beranek is a former member of the board of directors of the National Health Council (NHC) and past board chair. He has also chaired several NHC committees and has served as Chairman of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) General Assembly on three separate occasions.
Beranek began his career in the nonprofit health industry with the American Heart Association. There he learned and embraced the principles of volunteer recruitment, community development, fundraising and results orientation that shaped his career. He went on to join the American Diabetes Association where he spent 13 years before joining NPF.
Beranek holds a bachelor of the arts degree in communications and rhetorical criticism from the University of Iowa. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon.