LEADERSHIP

Staff

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Emily Boyd Stormoen

Chief Executive Officer

Emily Boyd Stormoen has more than 20 years of progressive experience working in the nonprofit sector as a senior executive leader, focusing on business development, strategic planning and revenue generation.

She previously served as Chief Revenue Officer for the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) for six years where under her leadership, the portfolio hit new revenue highs and new records for number of gifts booked for the Foundation. At the NPF, she created a medical education program certifying it as ACCME accredited with commendation. In this role, she was responsible for providing vision, leadership and overall management of the organization’s revenue-producing initiatives. Emily oversaw all activities related to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of financial support from individuals, organizations, industry partners, foundations and transactional relationships.

Originally hired as NPF’s Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Medical Affairs and Director of Medical Programs, part of her responsibilities included staff lead to the Medical Board.

Prior to joining the NPF, Emily oversaw medical education and program development for the Oregon Medical Association. While there, she developed courses focusing on healthcare reform, risk management and physician wellness. Currently, Emily is a member of the National Health Council (NHC) serves on its Chief Development Officer Affinity Committee. She has a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA.

Join Emily by supporting arthritis research and make a donation today.

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Karen Williamson

Director of Development

As the Director of Development, Karen Williamson is focused on working with donors to pair their philanthropic goals with ANRF’s giving opportunities through developing relationships and sharing the mission of the organization.

Joining the ANRF team was not only a career decision, but also a personal one for Karen as her parents and sister are affected by arthritis. She is able to see first-hand the impact continually improving therapies have on her family’s quality of life, and is a witness to how important funding arthritis research is. This hybrid of family, passion and career, keeps Karen committed to being a part of assuring the scientists working toward finding a cure have the resources needed.

Prior to assuming her role at ANRF, Karen served in similar roles as a fundraiser for 10 years including as a Senior Regional Philanthropy Officer at the American Red Cross and a Major Gift Officer at University of Southern California (USC) during their recent $6 billion campaign. She received her M.S. in Management and Leadership from the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University and her undergraduate degree in communications from USC.

When not working, Karen enjoys walking, hiking, riding her Peloton and spending time with family and friends.

If you’d like to talk with Karen about your philanthropic goals, you can e-mail or call her at (949)418-4264 or if you’d like, you can make an online donation today.

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James Zervios

Director of Marketing and Communications

James Zervios has more than 18 years experience working in nonprofit healthcare marketing and communications. He previously served as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for an obesity nonprofit for more than 17 years, which he helped build from the ground up. In this role, James focused on raising awareness of obesity, weight bias, brand development, fundraising, access to care issues and more.

He’s created multiple national awareness campaigns, developed a wide array of patient education materials, assisted with strategic planning, served as a senior editor of a national publication and featured in PR Week for his work in communications and advocacy.

He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with his wife, Danielle and son, Nicholas. He also loves catch and release fishing for fun and cooking for his family.

Join James by supporting arthritis research and make a donation today.

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Ashley Barrow

Assistant Director of Development

Ashley Barrow, a seasoned development professional passionate about fundraising for health, is the Assistant Director of Development and with a personal and family history of arthritis, she is deeply connected to the ANRF mission.

A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, she has more than six years of fundraising experience for a variety of health issue areas including social determinants, mental health, and physical health. While overseeing the Development department at Healthier Colorado, she managed all aspects of fundraising from grant research and writing to digital fundraising and sponsorships. She also raised funds for important issue areas including increasing access to affordable mental and physical healthcare, universal preschool and the health impacts of climate change.

Earlier in her career, Ashley successfully fundraised and executed events to raise money for underserved children and families across Colorado living in low-income and transitional housing at Marion Downs Center. Her ground-level experience with the health disparities drives her passion to bring awareness and change to these important issues.

In her free time, you can find Ashley traveling, skiing, hiking and hanging with her pup, Oliver, a 16-pound rescue who goes everywhere throughout Denver with Ashley, where she lives.

Join Ashley by supporting arthritis research and make a donation today.

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