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 Operating Officer

Erika Carter
Responsible for: managing special projects, corporate sponsorships and donor relations, media queries and events, website and social media, electronic and print communications; coordinating and execution of National Conference on OI and Annual Scientific Meeting.

Director of Finance & Administration

Tom Costanzo
Responsible for: financial planning; budget oversight; financial statements; accounts payable & accounts receivable; day-to-day operations of Foundation offices; computer services and support.

Director of Development

Melissa Bonardi
Responsible for: 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.

Regional Program Services Manager

Michael Stewart
Responsible for: coordination of program content and event logistics for the OIF Regional Conference program; supports outreach to promote the OIF mission in key communities of designated geographic regions in the United States; corresponds with the OI community about opportunities to engage in educational programs, awareness activities, and research opportunities.

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

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


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