Boards and Committees

Board of Directors

The National Sleep Foundation is governed by volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors.

Chair: Temitayo O. Oyegbile-Chidi, MD, PhD, University of California, Davis, and Georgetown University Hospital

Vice Chair: Thomas C. DiSalvi, CDS, Schneider National, Inc.

Secretary: Rafael Pelayo, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Treasurer: Steven E. Lerman, MD, MPH, S & W LLC

Executive Committee Member at Large: Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine

M. Safwan Badr, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Helen Chang, RPh, HCH Consulting

Nana Duncan, MPA, Thatcher Duncan Group

Jerrold A. Kram, MD, California Center for Sleep Disorders

Matt Mellott, Forefront Dermatology

Kristen E. Prinz, JD, Prinz Law Firm

Susan Redline, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School


Education Committee

The Education Committee provides strategic direction and leadership to education programs for public and professional audiences.

Public Health and Methodology Committee

The Public Health and Methodology Council comprises leading sleep health researchers, physicians, epidemiologists, methodologies, and biostatisticians. It oversees population health initiatives, such as NSF consensus panels, and makes recommendations to advance the population health and methodology agenda. NSF relies on the Committee to provide a reliable source of expertise on sleep and its association to health.  

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee proposes strategies, objectives, and tactics for government affairs programs and advocacy efforts.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees and reviews the annual operating budget, capital budget process, financial and reserve performances, financial controls, and investment policy. 

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee provides an essential function of identifying Board members and officers and determining Board needs for leadership.  

Sleep Technology Committee

The Sleep Technology Committee is an advisory group of academic and industry leaders designed to help guide NSF in its endeavors in the sleep technology industry.  The Committee also oversees the development of industry and consumer outreach initiatives designed to support the growth of the sleep technology sector.

Sleep Health Equity Committee

The Sleep Health Equity Committee will develop policy and position statements that will drive science, communication, and advocacy efforts to help address disparities through research, community interventions, and policy change.

Development Task Force

The Development Task Force works with staff to propose strategies, objectives, and tactics for expanding and diversifying new and existing NSF support and partnerships.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is a multidisciplinary group, composed of NSF Board members and external volunteer professionals. It offers high-level strategic insight and feedback about NSF’s communications plans and outputs.