Key Staff

Samuel Huff, Executive Director
Mr. Huff founded the NRS in 1992 and has served in its evolution from a source of noncommercial public information to its current status as a nationally and internationally respected advocate for people who have rosacea. He has more than 35 years of experience in medical communications, and is president of the Glendale Communications Group, which provides infrastructure and personnel for NRS program services at no cost to its members.

Mary Erhard, Director of Medical Communications
Ms. Erhard has served the NRS since 1993, and supervises all medical writing and the coordination of medical and scientific affairs. She was formerly with the American Medical Association, where she edited its rosacea-related medical journals, Archives of Dermatology and Archives of Ophthalmology.

Barbara Palombo, Director of Public Communications
Ms. Palombo has served the NRS since 1994, and oversees all communications programs for patients and the general public. She has more than 35 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism, and was previously head of marketing communications for the National Easter Seal Society.

Rebecca Brown, Director of Membership Services
Ms. Brown has served the NRS since 2003, and oversees the distribution of materials, organization of events and coordination of inquiries from patients, health professionals, researchers, industry and the general public. She has more than 25 years' experience in nonprofit service.