Board of Directors

Schalon Newton, DBA

Chair, ANRF Board of Directors

Trefoil Therapeutics
Chief Business Officer

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.”

Richard Salter, Jr.

Vice Chair, ANRF Board of Directors

The Salter Group


Kelli Matthews

Secretary, ANRF Board of Directors

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Senior Instructor

Verve Northwest Communications

Managing Director


Hon. Sally Anne Sheridan

Treasurer, 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.

Jeffrey Bates

Board Member

Special Counsel Attorney

Douglas A. Granger, PhD.

Board Member

Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR)

Director, Chancellor’s Professor
University of California Irvine

Theresa Hansen

Board Member

RISE Partnership

Director of People & Culture

Jonathan Rose

Board Member

Capital Group

Staci Stringer

Board Member

Siskiyou Gifts
Sr. Account Manager

Vespaan Vafadari

Board Member

Moss Adams, LLP
Senior Audit Associate

Craig Walsh, Ph.D.

Board Member

Chairperson, Scientific Advisory Board

University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Co-Director, Institute for Immunology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Center


Jean Liew, MD, MS

Board Member

Boston University School of Medicine: Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

Director Emeritus

Travis A. Montgomery

The Queen Mary
Retired Vice President and Chief of Staff

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.”

In Memorium

Gale A. Granger, Ph.D. (1937-2018)

University of California, Irvine
Professor of Immunology, Retired

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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