Effective July 1, Lauren Hale, PhD, professor of Family, Population and Preventative Medicine in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University will serve as chair of the board of directors for the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). As chair, Hale will lead a board of directors composed of clinicians, researchers, and business professionals.

“I am deeply honored to assume the role of chair during this exciting time. For over 30 years, NSF has been at the forefront of helping the public understand and adopt good sleep health practices into their daily lives. We continue to advance sleep health through our active involvement in and promotion of research, and we are setting our eyes on making an even greater impact on public health through our regular work with a diverse range of sleep health stakeholders. I’m grateful to be working with a dynamic team of people to help NSF achieve our goals,” Hale says in a release.

John Lopos, National Sleep Foundation CEO, says in a release, “Dr Hale’s background in sleep health, the social determinants of health, and vulnerable populations will help NSF strengthen and expand our perspectives and partnerships as we execute our mission. Lauren has been a key member of the NSF board, and as the founding editor-in-chief of Sleep Health was instrumental to the success of our journal.”

Also starting July 1, Thomas DiSalvi, CDS, will serve as vice chair. DiSalvi is vice president of safety and loss prevention at Schneider National Inc. Benjamin Gerson, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, will serve as treasurer, and David N. Neubauer, MD, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, will serve as secretary. Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi, MD, PhD, University of California, Davis, will serve as an at-Large member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, Nana Duncan, founder and principal of the Thatcher Duncan Group, will now serve on the board of directors.

NSF expresses its gratitude to Richard K. Bogan, MD, who has completed his second term as NSF Chair. Bogan is the president of Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC, and a medical officer of SleepMed Inc. NSF thanks Bogan for his years of service to NSF and his continued support of NSF’s mission.