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 Program Officer

Erika Carter
Responsible for: oversight of information and resources for families and medical professionals, scientific and research meetings, national conference and liaison with Medical Advisory Council.

Director of Development

Melissa Bonardi
Responsible for: corporate sponsorships and donor relations, coordination and support of OIF fundraising 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.

Communications Manager

Danielle Cymber
Responsible for: management of OIF communications and outreach including electronic and printed newsletters, webpage updates, and social media pages.

Director of Education

Michael Stewart
Responsible for the development of virtual and in-person educational programming, including: organizing the OIF’s public COVID-19 Q&A calls, managing the Rare Bone Disease ECHO and OI ECHO programs, coordinating content and event logistics for the OIF Regional Conference program; and supporting outreach to promote the OIF mission in key communities in the United States.

Manager of Grants and Special Projects

Stacie Connors
Responsible for: managing the existing and future relationships with funders and supporters of specific projects.

Database Manager

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


Janeen Hamad
Responsible for: financial statements; accounts payable & accounts receivable; day-to-day operations of Foundation offices; computer services and support.

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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