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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Elizabeth A. Thompson as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2018.

Ms. Thompson is widely regarded for her 30 years of national and global leadership experience, spanning for-profit and for-purpose organizations. Ms. Thompson has a track record of engaging diverse stakeholders to set a common agenda for impact, raising money for research, and advocating for evidence-based high quality and high value care. She currently consults with a number of nonprofit organizations on organizational development, philanthropy and coaching senior staff. Ms. Thompson will be replacing Chief Executive Officer, Amy Porter, who announced her retirement from NOF in June 2017.

ā€œNOF conducted a nationwide search for the new CEO and we are delighted to have attracted someone of Liz Thompsonā€™s caliber and experience,ā€ said Judy A. Black, Chair of the NOF Board of Trustees. ā€œLiz will build on the excellent foundation established by our outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Amy Porter. We believe she will continue moving NOF forward as the organizationĀ invests in research and programs to serve the 54 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis.ā€

ā€œI am deeply honored to be chosen as NOFā€™s next CEO. The organization has an outstanding record for developing innovative, high-quality programming for patients and physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with and at risk for osteoporosis and fractures,ā€ Thompson said. ā€œWith its strong board, dedicated staff, engaged volunteers, and expert scientific advisors, NOF is poised to make an even greater strategic contribution to the field. I look forward to all that we will do together to create greater awareness for the impact of osteoporosis while working diligently to reduce the sufferingĀ experienced by osteoporosisĀ patients and their caregivers.”

About the National Osteoporosis FoundationĀ 

Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nationā€™s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.bonehealthandosteoporosis.org.