OREF's new CEO brings a wealth of health care, association and leadership experience to the 64-year old nonprofit research foundation.
Rosemont, Ill., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the leading organization funding orthopaedic research across all orthopaedic subspecialties, is pleased to welcome Lee Grossman as its new Chief Executive Officer. Grossman comes to OREF with a personal connection and commitment to the orthopaedic field. He is a proven leader in organization transformational change, building partnerships and coalitions, and fundraising, with extensive experience in the medical device industry, nonprofit association management, and patient advocacy arenas.
Michael L. Parks, MD, OREF president, notes, "We are delighted to welcome Lee Grossman to OREF. His extensive experience in fundraising and orthopaedics makes him an ideal fit for furthering our mission as the premier funding source of research that enables orthopaedic surgeons to provide advanced care to their patients."
Mr. Grossman has had a diverse career, spanning more than 35 years of leadership experience across the private and nonprofit sectors. Grossman, who is Executive Director of the American Music Therapy Association, has extensive experience working with the medical industry, including 20+ years as president of a consulting firm that specialized in sales and distribution of medical products throughout the Pacific Rim. Other previous positions include CEO of the Association for Vascular Access and Association for Vascular Access Foundation, President & CEO of the Autism Society of America (ASA) and ASA Foundation.
Grossman states, "It is a unique honor for me to be associated with OREF. As the leading organization for funding research in orthopaedics across all subspecialties, I have long admired OREF's reputation and the credibility it brings to improving the practice of orthopaedics and patient outcomes. I look forward to working with this highly respected board, the talented staff, our orthopaedic partners and the orthopaedics industry."
Mr. Grossman has served on multiple nonprofit boards as well as advisory boards through the National Health Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. He holds a Master's degree in Leadership from Georgetown University, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University, and the Certified Association Executive credential through the American Society of Association Executives. He will assume his new role on June 17, 2019. Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago, partnered with OREF in the search for the new CEO.
About the OREF
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain, and restores mobility, and is the premier orthopaedic organization funding research across all subspecialties. Visit http://www.oref.org or follow OREF on Twitter.