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Our Governance & Board of Trustees

OREF is led by a Board of Trustees comprising orthopaedic surgeons representing multiple sub specialties and geographic regions, as well as key members of the business community including representatives of the financial community and the orthopaedic industry.

The Board oversees the activities of the OREF leadership team including its Chief Executive Officer and Vice Presidents of Individual Development, Business Development and Grants.

2019 Board of Trustees


Our Officers

Michael L. Parks, MD Photo
Michael L. Parks, MD
New York, NY
Richard F. Kyle, MD
Long Lake, MN
Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
Joshua J. Jacobs
Chicago, IL
David G. Lewallen, MD Photo
Past President
David G. Lewallen, MD
Rochester, MN


Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
Princeton, NJ
Chair, Corporate Development
Christopher R. Adams, MD
Naples, FL
Ned Amendola, MD

Annunziato Amendola, MD
Durham, NC

Jeremie M. Axe, MD
Jeremie M. Axe, MD
Newark, DE
Dr. B. Sonny  Bal
B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA
Jefferson City, MO
Daniel J. Berry, MD

Daniel J. Berry, MD
Rochester, MN

Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD Photo
Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD
Santa Monica, CA
Matthew B. Dobbs, MD
St. Louis, MO
Chair, Grants Committee
Eric V. Dremel
Chicago, IL
OREF Trustee David Dvorak
David C. Dvorak, JD
Fort Wayne, IN
Vice Chair, Corporate Development
Letha Y. Griffin, MD, PhD
Atlanta, GA
Chair, Communications Committee
Karen L. Hackett
Karen L. Hackett
Amelia Island, FL
Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD
Lexington, KY
Chair, Annual Giving
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
New York, NY
Vice Chair, Corporate Development
Timothy J. Luchetti, MD
Chicago, IL
Andrew N. Pollak, MD
Andrew N. Pollak, MD
Baltimore, MD
Thomas P. Sculco, MD
New York, NY
Richard F. Santore, MD
San Diego, CA
Chair, Ind. Development