National Bone Health Alliance
Strong Bones America

Governance Committee

The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) Governance Committee is made up of representatives from each member organization and is responsible for implement the overarching vision of the Alliance. Its members speak on behalf of bone health by representing the perspective of their stakeholder groups and the broader bone health community. The Governance Committee oversees the creation of project teams and working groups responsible for carrying out the projects and activities of the Alliance and also establishes and enforces Alliance policies and procedures. Each NBHA member can appoint an individual to serve on the Governance Committee. NBHA Governance Committee Members

  • Robert Adler, MD [Co-Chair] Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  • Kenneth G. Saag, MD [Co-Chair]Director, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal DisordersProfessor, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at BirminghamPresident, Board of Trustees, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Diane Schneider, MDFounder4 Bone Health
  • James PilachowskiSenior Director, Global MarketingAgNovos Healthcare
  • Cynthia BensVice President, Public PolicyAlliance for Aging Research
  • Arvind Nana, MDAssociate Professor, University of North Texas Health Science CenterAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pauline Camacho, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine and Director, Loyola University Osteoporosis Metabolic Bone Disease Center, Loyola University Medical CenterAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Kathleen CodyExecutive DirectorAmerican Bone Health
  • Andreas Grauer, MDGlobal Development Executive Medical Director Amgen
  • Augusto Focil, MDPresident and Co-FounderCalifornia Hispanic Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Joshua MundyDePuy Synthes Biomaterials
  • Ann-Marie TejcekU.S. Brand Leader, Musculoskeletal TeamEli Lilly and Company
  • Stephanie KutlerDirector, Quality ImprovementEndocrine Society
  • Deanna PorteroExecutive DirectorFibrous Dysplasia Foundation
  • Karen TracyDirector, Strategic Alliance Development Gerontological Society of America
  • Seth GinsbergPresidentGlobal Healthy Living Foundation
  • Eric JensenCEOHealth Monitor Network
  • John B. JenkinsVice President and General Manager, Skeletal HealthHologic, Inc.
  • Dagmar Kasper, PhDInternational Business Manager, Life ScienceImmunodiagnostic Systems
  • Stephen Kates, MDProfessor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester and PresidentInternational Geriatric Fracture Society
  • Bobo Tanner, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology/Division of Allergy and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Past President, International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Kathy Williams, PhD Healthy Bones Program Kaiser Permanente
  • Mary Oates, MDFounderMarian Osteoporosis Center, Santa Maria, California
  • Stacy Hailey Director, Global Interventional Market DevelopmentMedtronic
  • Sarah ZieglerVice President & National Director of Research MHE Research Foundation
  • Alan Brett, PhDVice President, Business Development Mindways Software, Inc.
  • Gay JohnsonCEONational Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • Susan ScanlanChair, National Council of Women's Organizations and President, Women's Research & Education Institute
  • James DePassVice President, Business DevelopmentOptasia Medical, Inc.
  • Anthony Holmes, PhDChief Executive OfficerOptasia Medical, Inc
  • Laura Tosi, MDPrograms Director, Bone Health ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DCMember, Medical Advisory Council, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation and NBHA Governance Committee Representative, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Stuart Silverman, MDMedical DirectorOsteoporosis Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Jim M. HarrisClinical Development and Education ManagerRoche Diagnostics Corporation
  • Deborah Fowler (Sittig)PresidentSoft Bones, Inc.
  • Kimberly J. Templeton, MDProfessor, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical CenterPresident, United States Bone and Joint Initiative
  • Christopher Shuhart, MDMember, Executive BoardWashington Osteoporosis Coalition
  • Carol LaFleurExecutive DirectorXLH Network, Inc.
  • Anne Looker, PhD [non-voting liaison]Distinguished Consultant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
  • Joan McGowan, PhD [non-voting liaison]Director, Division of Musculoskeletal DiseasesNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  • Theresa Kehoe, MD [non-voting liaison]Medical OfficerU.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Saralyn Mark, MD [non-voting liaison]President, SolaMed Solutions and Medical Consultant and Liaison toNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dan Green [non-voting liaison]Centers for Medicare & Medicard Services

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International Society for Clinical Densitometry

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by: promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies; assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation; supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; promote appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.