Board of Trustees
The National Psoriasis Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees. Board members are volunteers from the community who share two things:
- Psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, either individually or through a loved one.
- A deep, personal commitment to directing the Psoriasis Foundation toward helping people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and toward finding a cause and, ultimately, a cure or permanent method of control for these diseases.
The Board of Trustees approves and evaluates the Psoriasis Foundation's long-term plans, determines the goals and provides financial oversight. The Board works with the chief executive officer to accomplish the Foundation's goals.
Dan Farrington, Chair
Dan Farrington was elected to the Board in 2005. He also serves as Chair of the Executive Committee and is ex officio on all other BOT committees. Dan was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1995 and has volunteered for the Foundation for many years, including writing articles for Psoriasis Advance and performing pro bono legal work for people with psoriasis. He is married and has two young sons. He is an attorney and founder of the Farrington Law Firm, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.
Krista Kellogg, Chair-Elect
Krista Kellogg was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006 and currently holds the position of Chair-Elect. She is Chair of the Board Governance Committee, and is a member of the Development, Finance, Outreach and Executive Committees. She also served as Chair of the 2011 National Volunteer Leadership Conference, which was held on June 5-7, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia. Krista has palmar-plantar psoriasis. She lives in Miami, Florida where she is the National Senior Marketing Manager at the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt.
Mark Lillie, Vice-Chair
Mark Lillie was elected to the Board in November, 2005. He is co-chair on the Development Committee and also serves on the Audit and Board Governance committees. Mark has psoriasis and has been a member of the Foundation since 1988. His primary interest is research. Mark is married, has two children and lives in the Chicago area where he is a partner with the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis.
Chip Newton, Treasurer
Chip Newton was elected to the Board in January, 2008. He serves as Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, and is also a member of the Executive, Development, Research and Scientific Advisory committees. Chip has had psoriasis for almost 20 years and has become an ardent member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, developing a sense of community with Foundation members, donors and volunteers in the New York area and beyond. His interests lie in research into new treatments for psoriasis; he brings experience in financial oversight and fundraising. Chip is married with two children and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Eric Kimble was elected to the Board of Trustees in May, 2009. He is Co-chair of the Development Committee and also serves on the Executive and Advocacy Committees, as well as the Corporate Development Subcommittee. Eric has two family members with psoriasis and he has worked with the Foundation for the last eight years in a consultative capacity, with a focus on corporate development. He is married and has three daughters. Eric is Vice President, Program and Portfolio Management, at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Rick Seiden, Immediate Past-Chair
Rick Seiden was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2002 and, after nine years service, retired from the Board in 2011. He currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and is ex officio on the Executive Committee. Rick has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He is a long-time supporter of the National Psoriasis Foundation and provides guidance and expertise in many strategic areas, including advocacy and access to care issues. Rick is married with two grown children and lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice is focused on all aspects of health care business counseling.
Steve Bishkoff was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2011. Steve has been a member of the Foundation and a volunteer since 2003. He has attended many Capitol Hill Day events while attending the National Conference, has volunteered at special events and is a member of the Advocacy committee. Steve has had severe psoriasis since 2003 and psoriatic arthritis since 2006. Steve is married and lives in Oakhurst, NJ; he is a Sr. Account Executive/Sr. Recruiter for BridgeView IT, Inc.
Colby Evans, M.D.
Colby Evans was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. Colby, a Foundation member since 2003 and a volunteer since 2008, currently chairs the Psoriasis Foundation's National Phototherapy Copayment Task Force, a group of physicians and patients working to address rising copayments for phototherapy treatments. Colby also helped develop the Foundation's advocacy work regarding phototherapy legislation in Illinois. Colby also serves on the Board Governance and Advocacy committees. Colby is married with three young sons and is a private-practice dermatologist with Evans Dermatology in Austin, Texas.
Kathleen Gallant was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. She serves as chair of the Outreach Committee and also serves on the Board Governance Committee. Kathleen has had psoriasis since the age of 12 and psoriatic arthritis since the age of 20, and has been a member of the Psoriasis Foundation since 1993. In 2003, Kathleen formed the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated support network and served as Leader until August 2010. Additionally, Kathleen does medical and community outreach to promote awareness of the Foundation and participates each year in Capitol Hill Day. She is also the Foundation's representative to the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and is the organization's Secretary and Chairman of the IFPA Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases. Kathleen lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Larry Green, M.D.
Larry Green was elected to the Board in 2005. He serves as Chair of the Research Committee and is a member of the Advocacy, Scientific Advisory and Communications Committees. Dr. Green has psoriasis and became increasingly involved with the National Psoriasis Foundation in medical school. He has been active with the Foundation for many years in different areas, including as a physician liaison/leader for California and Washington, D.C. support networks and as a speaker at educational meetings and conferences. He brings the unique perspective of patient-physician to the Board. Dr. Green is married and has two young children. He is a practicing dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland.
Holly Fields Krafsur
Holly Fields Krafsur was elected to the Board of Trustees in February, 2011. Holly became involved with the Psoriasis Foundation through the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Dallas in 2008 with her daughter and Walk Team Captain, Alyssa, who has severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Since then, Holly and Alyssa have traveled to Capitol Hill to raise awareness and support for the PPARCCA bill and have walked annually in support of the Foundation's Alyssa's Fund for research for a cure. Holly serves as chair of the Communications Committee and is also on the Corporate Development Subcommittee. She is the vice president of marketing and public relations for Spira Footwear. She and her husband, Andy, have three children and reside in El Paso, Texas.
Sarah Kurts, P.A.-C
Sarah Kurts was elected to the Board of Trustees in February, 2011; she serves on the Scientific Advisory and Outreach Committees. Sarah has been a Foundation member since 2007 and a volunteer since 2008. She formed the Denver Psoriasis Support Network and was its leader until 2010; Sarah served as the Chair of the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Denver in 2009 and 2010. Sarah is a certified Dermatology Physician Assistant at the Dermatology and Laser Institute of Colorado. She is married and resides in Denver, Colorado, with her husband.
Mike Laub was elected to the Board of Trustees in June, 2008. He currently serves on the Development and Finance Committees. Mike has been both owner and manager of residential and commercial real estate in 11 states for the past 38 years. He has psoriasis and is a long-time supporter of the Foundation. He currently holds office in several real estate and non-profit associations, as well as being very active in civic, cultural and religious organizations. Mike and his wife have two daughters and four grandchildren and live in New York, New York.
Mark Lebwohl, M.D.
Mark Lebwohl was elected to the Board of Trustees in July, 2010, following 11 years on the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board, including six years as Chair. He is the founding editor of Psoriasis Forum, as well as medical editor of Psoriasis Advance. Dr. Lebwohl is professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has served as president of the New York Dermatological Society, the Manhattan Dermatologic Society, and the New York State Society of Dermatology, and as chairman of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology for 2010-2014. Dr. Lebwohl resides in New York, New York with his wife; he has two grown children.
Carol is the Producing Director of the award-winning Flea Theater, an off-off-Broadway theater located in Lower Manhattan. She has been an adjunct professor of theater at Vassar College, Chatham College, and McGill University. Carol holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Carol serves on the President's Advisory Committee of Vassar, the Board of Advisers to the Yale Drama School and the executive committee of Central Synagogue, one of the oldest congregations in New York City, She is also the treasurer and a member of the board of LAVA, an acrobatic dance collective in Brooklyn . She is married to Michael Graff (Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC). They have four children; daughters Anabel, Emily, and Candace, and son Jesse. She and her family count Pittsburgh, London, Montreal and now New York City once again as home.
Pete Redding was elected to the Board in January, 2008. He serves on the Finance, Board Governance and Research Committees. Pete was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 1979 and joined the National Psoriasis Foundation to better understand his disease. Pete has extensive not-for-profit board experience and currently serves on several boards and committees. He holds a Masters of Decision Sciences degree and spent 37 years in sales and senior management; he is a retired CEO living with his wife in Reno, Nevada and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Terri Theisen was re-elected to the Board in 2009 after having previously served as Trustee from 2002 to 2004. She serves on the Board Governance and Advocacy Committees. Terri has psoriasis and has been a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation since 1995. She brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and organizational development to the Board. As the founder of Theisen Consulting LLC, she has provided counsel to several hundred organizations in strategic planning, facilitation, board governance and effectiveness, organizational development and public policy. Terri lives in Atlanta, Georgia.