ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Elizabeth A. Thompson as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2018.
Ms. Thompson is widely regarded for her 30 years of national and global leadership experience, spanning for-profit and for-purpose organizations. Ms. Thompson has a track record of engaging diverse stakeholders to set a common agenda for impact, raising money for research, and advocating for evidence-based high quality and high value care. She currently consults with a number of nonprofit organizations on organizational development, philanthropy and coaching senior staff. Ms. Thompson will be replacing Chief Executive Officer, Amy Porter, who announced her retirement from NOF in June 2017.
"NOF conducted a nationwide search for the new CEO and we are delighted to have attracted someone of Liz Thompson's caliber and experience," said Judy A. Black, Chair of the NOF Board of Trustees. "Liz will build on the excellent foundation established by our outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Amy Porter. We believe she will continue to move NOF forward as the organization continues investing in research and programs to serve the 54 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis."
"I am deeply honored to be chosen as NOF's next CEO. The organization has an outstanding record for developing innovative, high-quality programming for patients and physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with and at risk for osteoporosis and fractures," Thompson said. "With its strong board, dedicated staff, engaged volunteers, and expert scientific advisors, NOF is poised to make an even greater strategic contribution to the field. I look forward to all that we will do together to create greater awareness for the impact of osteoporosis while working diligently to reduce the suffering of patients and their caregivers."
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org.
Contact: Judy A. Black
Chair, NOF Board of Trustees
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