Board of Directors


Shaun Skeris, CFA
President, ANRF Board of Directors
Senior Vice President
City National Bank

Why Shaun Skeris is involved in ANRF:
With arthritis in my family and now having osteoarthritis in my knee, I felt a desire to give back to help everyone who suffers from this disease. The Arthritis National Research Foundation provides me with a tremendous opportunity to work with extraordinary people to help find a cure for arthritis. I am able to help build strategic relationships and with Racing For A Cure, I am able to do something I love, run, and help the cause even more. I hope you’ll join us!

Hon. Sally Anne Sheridan
Vice President, ANRF Board of Directors
Mayor of Irvine – 1990-92, City of Irvine City Council – 1984-92
Sotheby’s HOM Real Estate Group

Sally Anne Sheridan is involved in ANRF:
As a former nurse, Mrs. Sheridan has a special passion for the work of the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). “By funding young researchers with cutting-edge ideas, ANRF is putting money to work in the most effective way to find a cure for these debilitating joint diseases,” she said.

Kelly Rouba-Boyd
2nd Vice President, ANRF Board of Directors
Program Officer
State of New Jersey

Why Kelly Rouba-Boyd is involved in ANRF:
“What impresses me most about the Arthritis National Research Foundation is the sincere compassion demonstrated by both staff and Board members. As someone suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis, it’s comforting to know that I can always turn to them for support. And on those really tough days, it also gives me hope knowing that they are focused on finding better treatments and ultimately a cure.”

Mark Schulten
Treasurer, ANRF Board of Directors
Managing Director – Investments
The Schulten Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Why Mark Schulten is involved in ANRF:
“It is a pleasure to be part of an organization that has made such important inroads in the field of arthritis research — especially when I see the degenerative impact of arthritis on so many of my family members.”

Helene Belisle
Executive Director and Secretary
Arthritis National Research Foundation

Why Helene Belisle is involved in ANRF:
“When I saw how juvenile arthritis robbed my little cousin of her childhood, I knew I wanted to do something so that others would not have to suffer as she did. Research holds the key to a better life for millions in our country who face each day in pain.”

Kevin Donohue
Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Why Kevin Donohue is involved in ANRF:
“I know that many millions of individuals are affected by arthritis – and that many more will be affected in the future. I’m glad to be part of an organization working to end the suffering of people by funding top research scientists with cutting-edge ideas. Our goal is a cure.”

Kathryn Ferris
Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Why Kathryn Ferris in involved in ANRF:
“I know that help for me and others like me with debilitating arthritis will come from research. That’s why I chose to join the Arthritis National Research Foundation Board of Directors so many years ago (1999).”

Gale A. Granger, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology, Retired
University of California, Irvine

Why Gale A. Granger is involved in ANRF:
Early in his career as a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Granger received funding from ANRF to study the immunological processes occurring in the tissue destruction observed in Rheumatoid Arthritis. His subsequent findings changed the world’s treatments in many related fields…

Britt L. Meyer
Meyer Properties

Why Britt Meyer is involved in ANRF:
“My father suffers from arthritis. However, I am most concerned that today’s fast-paced society and its attendant stress levels are increasing the numbers of individuals affected by autoimmune disorders. ANRF is for putting the most donation dollars into the hands of researchers by keeping our overhead low – this is so critical to research success.”

Lynn E. Moyer
Attorney at Law

Why Lynn E. Moyer is involved in ANRF:
“ANRF provides the means for young doctors to pursue cutting-edge projects that may produce the next breakthrough for arthritis victims. I can only believe that my own Grandmother “Edith” would smile at the attention being given by young scientists to this debilitating disease and the progress being made to eradicate it.”


Schalon Newton, D.M.
Chief Business Officer
Trefoil Therapeutics

Why Schalon Newton is involved in ANRF:
“With family members who have arthritis I am acutely aware of the challenges of this category of diseases and the limitations that exist with currently available therapies. The early research support that ANRF provides for innovative new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of these autoimmune conditions is a critical need as government funding is under increasing pressure and corporations increasingly prioritize spending on development projects rather than pure research. ANRF is a uniquely focused organization with the single goal of advancing early stage research.”

Debbie Sampson
Community Advocate

Why Debbie Sampson is involved in ANRF:
“We all know someone who suffers from some form of arthritis or auto immune disease. It affects millions of people and the hope of a cure is through research. I’m a firm believer in the fact that the young minds are the key to the future success of finding a cure and at ANRF we look for the best research from young scientists to fund. I’m proud to be a part of this.”

Carl F. Ware, Ph.D.
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center
Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
SBP Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA

Carl F. Ware, Ph.D. is involved in ANRF:
Possibilities and challenges are what this researcher, who currently has two important discoveries at various stages of the drug development process, seems to be all about. Dr. Ware hopes that his discoveries will help the 30 to 40 percent of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s sufferers who don’t respond well or at all to the existing TNF based therapies …

Director Emeritus

Dave Israelsky
Co-Founder, Summit Team

Why Dave Israelsky is involved in ANRF:
“My late wife suffered from RA for many years, and I was frustrated because I could not do anything to help. I looked for an organization that was searching for a cure and discovered ANRF…

Travis A. Montgomery

Retired Vice President and Chief of Staff

The Queen Mary

Why Travis Montgomery is involved in ANRF:

“It’s exciting to see how far the Foundation has grown from funding research grants only in California to funding quality research programs at some of the most prestigious research centers in America.”

James Rose, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
CareMore Health Plan

Why James Rose is involved in ANRF:
“As a lifelong athlete, I suffer with arthritis in my knees and my back,” says Dr. Rose. “Volunteering for ANRF is an opportunity to work for the one area that will ultimately help the most people – arthritis research.”

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