Board of Directors

Richard Salter, Jr.

Chair, ANRF Board of Directors

The Salter Group


Kelli Matthews

Vice Chair, ANRF Board of Directors

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Senior Instructor

Verve Northwest Communications

Managing Director

Theresa Hansen

Secretary, ANRF Board of Directors

Embold Credit Union

Chief People Officer

Vespaan Vafadari

Treasurer, ANRF Board of Directors

Moss Adams, LLP
Senior Audit Associate

Jeffrey Bates

Board Member

Special Counsel Attorney

Angela Boyd

Board Member

Connect Consulting, LLC

Douglas A. Granger, PhD.

Board Member

Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR)

Director, Chancellor’s Professor
University of California Irvine

Jean Liew, MD, MS

Board Member

Boston University School of Medicine: Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

Rich Narido

Board Member

Life Sciences
Chief Financial Officer

Renuka Nayak, MD, Ph.D.

Board Member

University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Professor

Timothy B. Niewold, MD, FACR

Board Member

Hospital for Special Surgery
Vice Chair for Research

Harris Perlman, Ph.D.

Board Member

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Chief of Rheumatology

Brian Souza

Board Member

Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd)
Vice President of Workforce Development

Staci Stringer

Board Member

Siskiyou Gifts
Sr. Account Manager

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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