WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2017) – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) elected two new members to its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida in April. The new trustees’ background and expertise in the fracture liaison service model of care will greatly contribute to NOF’s mission of reducing fractures caused by osteoporosis. The newly elected trustees include: Anne Lake, DNP, ONP-C, FNP-C, CCD, the Fracture Liaison Service Program Coordinator for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC and Mary Oates, MD, a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist and Certified Clinical Densitometrist with offices in the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo.
“We are thrilled to welcome two new members with extensive osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment experience and expertise in the fracture liaison service model of care to our Board of Trustees,” said Amy Porter, Executive Director and CEO, National Osteoporosis Foundation. “Dr. Lake and Dr. Oates’ specialized backgrounds will help NOF move toward its goal of reducing the two million broken bones that occur in our country every year due to osteoporosis.”
About NOF’s New Trustees:
Anne Lake, DNP, ONP-C, FNP-C, CCD is the Fracture Liaison Service Program Clinician and Coordinator for a nationally recognized Fracture Liaison Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC and a current board member of the North Carolina Osteoporosis Foundation. After receiving her doctorate in nursing practice from Frontier Nursing University in 2011 with her doctoral thesis focused on the Implementation of Bone Health Protocols in Orthopedic Practice, Dr. Lake began speaking nationally on osteoporosis and the importance of Fracture Liaison Programs as a standard of care. Dr. Lake serves on the clinical advising bureau for Eli Lilly and Co. and is a speaker on best practice standards of care for the Fracture Liaison Service Quality Care program. Dr. Lake has received a Fracture Liaison Certificate from NOF and has served as a clinical advisor for NOF’s partner organization, the National Bone Health Alliance. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Quality Committee and as a member of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review committee on behalf of NOF. Dr. Lake is a published author in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for Establishing a Fracture Liaison Service, An Orthopaedic Approach and has authored the Metabolic Bone Health and Pediatric sections for the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner review course curriculum.
Mary Oates, MD is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Dr. Oates has been working at the Marian French and Arroyo Grande hospitals in California since 1994. Dr. Oates founded the Marian and French Hospital Osteoporosis Center and is a volunteer faculty member at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Dr. Oates is actively involved with community education and outreach projects aimed at the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and has participated in several osteoporosis pharmaceutical research studies and observational Body Composition studies using DXA for the evaluation of bone muscle and fat.
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org.