Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the goals of the NRS and evaluates and approves plans and program services. Financial oversight is provided by the independent trustees, as well as certified public auditors and state and federal governments.

Harold Barnett, Trustee
Mr. Barnett was formerly a senior executive in the medical industry, where he provided leadership to create an industry focus on rosacea and was instrumental in the development of the NRS. He began his career as a high school science teacher, and he is currently active in nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and community services.

Michael Murray, Trustee
Mr. Murray is a management consultant and the former chief executive officer of Champ Corporation and the First Galaxy Corporation. He began his career in public accounting, and has been active in nonprofit organizations and support groups for more than 30 years.

Richard Odom, M.D., Trustee
Dr. Odom is a leading clinical researcher and clinician, with special interest in rosacea and patient education. He was previously president of the American Academy of Dermatology and chairman of dermatology at the University of California – San Francisco, and also served on the board of directors of the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Jonathan Wilkin, M.D., Trustee
Dr. Wilkin pioneered basic research on rosacea, and is widely considered the leading medical expert on the disorder. He was instrumental in forming the NRS, and served as director of dermatology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1994 to 2006. He was previously director of dermatology at The Ohio State University.

Samuel Huff, President
Mr. Huff founded the NRS in 1992 and has more than 35 years' experience in medical communications and organizational management. He is president of Glendale Communications Group, which provides professional services for the medical scientific community and health organizations.

Mary Erhard, Secretary
Ms. Erhard is a former editor of Archives of Dermatology and Archives of Ophthalmology, and has written and edited medical articles and research reports on rosacea for more than 15 years. In addition to her work with the American Medical Association, she has been a newspaper reporter in New York and Chicago.

Datha Olney, R.N., Treasurer
Ms. Olney is trained as a registered nurse and has more than 25 years' experience in health care, administration and information technology. She developed and managed the NRS' information services from 1993 to 2006.

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National Rosacea Society
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Mission

The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.