Board of Directors

The ANRF Board of Directors is a group of individuals joined by their mutual commitment to funding cutting-edge arthritis research. They have dedicated their time and resources to the Arthritis National Research Foundation. This common thread binds them together and, through their governance and vision, ANRF continues to fund the most promising arthritis research projects in its search for a cure.

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Kevin Donohue, CFP ©
President, ANRF Board of Directors
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.”

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Shaun Skeris, CFA
Vice President, ANRF Board of Directors
Director, Eagle River Advisors

Why Shaun Skeris is involved in ANRF:
With arthritis in my family, I felt a desire to give back to those who suffer from this disease, and the ANRF provides me with a tremendous opportunity to work with extraordinary people to help find a cure. And now, with Racing For A Cure, I am able to do something I love, run, and help the cause even more!

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Kelly Rouba
2nd Vice President, ANRF Board of Directors
Communications & Emergency Management Specialist
State of New Jersey

Why Kelly Rouba 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.”

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

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.”

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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.”

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Vic Braden
Founder
Vic Braden Tennis Colleges

Why Vic Braden is involved in ANRF:
“I lost my sister to lupus and then, several years later, lost my own daughter to the same disease. The ANRF is about creating healthier lives for people who suffer all sorts of auto-immune disorders. I appreciate the fact that they provide specific funding to researchers who are determined to help lupus patients enjoy long, fulfilling lives, and I want to do what I can to promote this even further.”

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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).”

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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…

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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…

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