Management and Staff

The Arthritis National Research Foundation Staff is committed to finding a cure for arthritis. As we grow so does the Arthritis National Research Foundation staff. Currently we’re small administratively, but that allows us to ensure that 91 cents of every dollar donated to this organization is placed into research programs. Please take a moment to read about the Arthritis National Research Foundation staff below.

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


Prior to joining the NPF, Boyd Stormoen oversaw medical education and program development for the Oregon Medical Association. There she developed courses focusing on healthcare reform, risk management and physician wellness.


Emily serves on the Chief Development Officer Affinity Committee for the National Health Council. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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Caitlin Morrison

Director of Marketing and Communication


Caitlin joined ANRF in August, 2019 bringing with her a decade of experience working with national non-profit organizations on events, campaigns and outreach. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization dedicated to curing arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. She has witnessed the difficulties of friends and family members who suffer from such conditions and has seen how the development of innovative treatments can transform lives for the better. In addition to a personal affinity for the mission of ANRF, Caitlin is proud to work with an organization that recognizes the importance of transparency, responsibility, and impact.


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Terri Bishop



Terri Bishop joined the cure arthritis team in January 2018 to streamline the bookkeeping and financial administration. She is passionate about the work at ANRF, having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) herself. Terri knows first hand the vital importance of research to find new treatments and cures. As a Long Beach local, Terri has deep connections to the waterfront community and is passionate about sailing. She has owned and operated her own business and has a vast experience in operations management and finance. She firmly believes that advances in research is the key to finding a cure that will improve the lives of Millions, including hers. Terri’s professional and life experience has given her a keen sense of focus. She is investing her time and energy in advancing the mission of ANRF.


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Stacey-Lee Leijenaar

Research Communications Manager


Stacey-Lee Leijenaar is the research communications manager at ANRF. She is uniquely qualified having first completed a degree in Communications and Media before continuing her education in the sciences, obtaining her PhD in Medical Immunology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her role at ANRF has allowed her to pursue a long-held passion – disseminating scientific research and information in a manner which increases its impact within the scientific community and beyond. Improving accessibility and delivering data to a wider audience fosters relationships and collaborative efforts between researchers, clinicians, patients and other role players in the field of arthritis and autoimmune research. Together a cure is possible! In addition to her role at ANRF Stacey teaches Biology and English at the British International College, hoping to inspire and contribute to the next generation that will take up the fight against complex autoimmune diseases through patient-centered research and trusted, credible communications.


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