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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Missy Hanover

Director of Operations


Missy comes to (the) Arthritis National Research Foundation with a passion to make a difference.  Previously, serving as the Executive Director at Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids, she enthusiastically brings her strengths in office management and oversight to ANRF. Having been an integral part in behind the scenes management of fundraising endeavors, she knows and believes strongly in team work for such a vital outreach.

Before her time in the nonprofit world, Missy trained and showed Morgan show horses both regionally and nationally, and now serves as a United States Equestrian Federation Morgan judge.

Missy is the one you are likely to encounter when you stop in at the ANRF office. She is always excited to share the good work being done by our scientists and the ANRF team.

In her free time Missy enjoys hiking, dog walking, judging Morgan horse shows, traveling and visiting her cute grandkids in Denver.


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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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