Board of Trustees

Overview

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.

Krista Kellogg

Krista Kellogg, Chair

Krista Kellogg serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees and is an active member of the South Florida Division. Krista has palmar-plantar psoriasis and frequently authors articles for leading health and medical news sources on the effects of psoriatic disease, including WebMD and iVillage. She lives in Miami, Florida, where she is the Director of Business Development at the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt.

Dan Farrington, Chair

Dan Farrington, Immediate Past Chair

Dan Farrington was elected to the Board in 2005 and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board. Dan was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1995 and has volunteered for the Foundation for many years. He served on the Board's Executive Committee from 2008-2013, and as Chair from 2011-2013. He is married, has two children and is an attorney and founder of the Farrington Law Firm, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.

Mark Lillie

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, 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.

Steve Bishkoff

Steve Bishkoff

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, National Conferences, has volunteered at special events and serves as Chair of the Advocacy committee. Steve was diagnosed with psoriasis in 2003 and psoriatic arthritis in 2006. Steve is married and lives in Oakhurst, NJ; he is President of the Information Technology and Telecom consulting and solutions company, Alspar, Inc.

Colby Evans, M.D.

Colby Evans, M.D., Chair-Elect

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 serves on the Board Governance and Advocacy committees. Colby is married with three young children and is a private-practice dermatologist with Evans Dermatology Partners in Austin, Texas.

Kathleen Gallant

Kathleen Gallant

Kathleen Gallant was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. She serves on the Outreach and Board Governance Committees. 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. 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

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 and Scientific Advisory 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 over 20 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. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine and has a dermatology practice in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Green is married and has two children.

Holly Fields Krafsur

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 served 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

Sarah Kurts, P.A.-C

Sarah Kurts was elected to the Board of Trustees in February, 2011; she is chair of the Outreach committee and also serves on the Advocacy and Scientific Advisory 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.

Michael Laub

Michael Laub

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 12 states for the past 44 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

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 a founding editor of Psoriasis Forum. Dr. Lebwohl is professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 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 President of the American Academy of Dermatology for 2015-2016. Dr. Lebwohl resides in New York, New York with his wife; he has two grown children.

Carol Ostrow

Carol Ostrow

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 Advisors 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

Pete Redding, Secretary

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

Terri Theisen

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.

Updated November 2013