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.

Health Educator

Jessica Ransome
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.

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.

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.

Program Associate

Christina Teufert
Responsible for supporting the OIF Program and Development departments, coordination of peer to peer fundraisers such a Bone China Tea and OIF Book Club.


NEW! OIF Career Opportunity: Manager of Grants and Special Projects
The OIF is seeking a qualified person to manage the existing and future relationships with funders and supporters of specific projects that will work toward improving the quality of life for people living with OI. Click here to learn more.

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