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National Office Staff


Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Smith Hart
Responsible for: strategic oversight of the national offices' operations, budget and planning; coordination of advocacy efforts; liaison with related organizations; and liaison with Board of Directors.

Chief Operating Officer

Erika Ruebensaal Carter
Responsible for: managing special projects, corporate sponsorships and donor relations, media queries and events, website and social media, electronic and print communications; coordinating and execution of National Conference on OI and annual Scientific Meeting.

Director of Finance & Administration

Tom Costanzo
Responsible for: financial planning; budget oversight; financial statements; accounts payable & accounts receivable; day-to-day operations of Foundation offices; computer services and support.

Director of Program Services

Petra Harvey 
Responsible for: coordination, development and distribution of all educational and informational materials about OI; management of reference and resource materials; development of national and regional conference program and CME sessions; oversight/management of response to individual queries about OI.

Director of Development

Melissa Bonardi 
Responsible for: coordination and support of OIF fund raising events and campaigns including National events such as Fine Wines Strong Bones events, the National Unbreakable Spirit® Walk-n-Wheel and board-driven fundraising efforts.

Development Coordinator

Jessica Skidmore
Responsible for: coordination and support of fund raising campaigns with membership and community members including the Blue Jeans for Better Bones program, Bone China Tea and National OI Awareness Week.

Communications Manager

Danielle Cymber
Responsible for: communications and social media outreach including eNews, Breakthrough, Facebook and Twitter. Represents the OI Foundation at medical professional meetings.

Health Educator

Kasia Krolikowska
Responsible for: Preparation and distribution of education materials that reflect the many needs of people living with OI. Provide OI program information to constituents and the general public. Maintain databases, mailings lists, telephone networks and other information to facilitate the functioning of the health education program.

Database Manager

Desiree Swain
Responsible for: membership services and member database management; processing of donations and related correspondence; maintenance of memorial/honorarium listings.

Executive Assistant

Jenny Stup 
Responsible for: clerical, administrative and reception support for CEO and COO. Key responsibilities include: answering phones; order fulfillment; office volunteer supervision; office equipment and supply maintenance.


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