Board of Directors

NAAF was established in 1981 with one clear goal; to offer support to individuals affected by alopecia areata. Though the mission has expanded over the past two decades, the importance of providing a substantial support program to people of all ages and interests has not diminished. NAAF’s various support programs and resources offer different ways to create a sense of community amongst individuals with alopecia areata and their families.

Front, L to R: Shamsha Damani, Maureen McGettigan, Ann Hollins, Deirdre Nero, Ann S. Hedges, Tyrone Folliard-Olson. Back Row, L to R: Jonelle Massey, Dr. Brett King, Jim O’Connell, Wendy Yu, Simon Rubenstein, Ron Saca (Not shown:  Bonnie Chong).
Ann Hollins Chair Westfield NJ
Bonnie Chong Vice Chair Bryn Mawr PA
Jim O'Connell CFO Cincinnati OH
Simon Rubenstein Secretary Brooklyn NY
Shamsha Damani Member Houston TX
Tyrone Folliard-Olson Member Minneapolis MN
Ann Hedges Member San Francisco CA
Brett King, MD, PhD Member Fairfield CT
Jonelle Massey Member Toledo OH
Maureen McGettigan Member Flourtown PA
Deirdre Nero Member Miami FL
Ron Saca Member Alamo CA
Wendy Yu Member Los Altos CA
Nicole Friedland President & CEO Novato CA