The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has named John Lopos as its new CEO. He began the chief executive position in mid-June.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I am excited knowing John will guide the NSF into its next period of leading the ongoing transformation in public sleep health and well-being,” says Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP and chairman of the board, in a release. “He has a dynamic background and strong executive insights, with a track record in organizational and healthcare strategy. His demonstrated advocacy and service to public health will keep the NSF highly relevant and help us set new standards while we achieve our ambitious mission.”

With nearly 30 years of diverse experience across multiple healthcare and nonprofit organizations, Lopos has longstanding ties to the sleep health community, including his relationship with the NSF for the past 17 years. Most recently, he served for 8 years as an NSF director, having been active on several task forces and committees including development, public awareness, compensation, and finance. He also has been part of the organization’s advocacy on Capitol Hill for the past several years.

“Marking our 30th anniversary, the NSF is at our strongest point yet. We are on a trajectory to make an even greater impact on what the public, policymakers, and industry understand and do to connect the fundamental importance of sleep to overall health and lifestyle,” says Lopos in a release. “I am looking forward to using my experiences and professional purpose at a ground-breaking institution I have known for more than half its life, and I will be focusing on an area of public health to which I am deeply committed.”