The NHF board of directors works with the president and CEO of the organization to fundraise, oversee strategic planning, and elevate the mission of NHF.

Brian Andrew

Brian Andrew


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As Chief Investment Officer, Brian leads Johnson Financial Group's investment strategy to provide consistent, actionable investment solutions for clients. With more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, Brian has led several investment management and advisory organizations, managing wealth and institutional portfolio assets. He has also managed portfolio assets for individuals and non-profit organizations including health care, senior living, foundation and university endowments. In addition, Brian has led research groups conducting money manager research and due diligence. Brian holds a BS in Business and Finance from the University of Minnesota in addition to the CFA® designation. Brian is a member of the Wisconsin Healthcare Financial Management Association and Chair of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Brian currently serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM), College of Health and Science. Additionally, Brian is an adjunct professor for IE University's graduate finance program teaching portfolio management. Brian has also served as an advisory board member for the Marquette University Applied Investment Management program, as a director for a community development authority and school commission member for St. Charles School and President and Treasurer of Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation.

Cindy Komar

Cindy Komar


Phoenix, Arizona

Cindy Komar has been responsible for the vision, leadership, advocacy and strategic direction of the Arizona Hemophilia Association (AHA) for the past 15 years. Having a son with hemophilia herself, her role as CEO was not only a job, it is a passion. She strived to make a positive difference for those living with chronic bleeding disorders. She became involved in the organization fifteen years ago, joining the board of directors where she served as VicePresident and President before becoming the Executive Director and ultimately the CEO. Cindy wrote the business plans and founded the Arizona Bleeding Disorders Health and Wellness Center (ABDC), My Neighborhood Primary Care (MNPC), AVASA RX, and Get Infused Infusion Suite. All provide a perpetual revenue stream that is reinvested back into AHA to fund the programs and services at AHA. This was Cindy's vision to establish an income stream that was diversified and sustainable. She loves serving nonprofit organizations where each day she can help make a difference in the lives of others. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and her husband.

Derick Naughton

Derick Naughton


Los Angeles, California

Derick serves as the global head of Corporate Strategy and Analytics, Financial Planning, and Equipment Sales at VER Technologies, a private equity-backed entertainment services company. Derick has also worked for Dr. Condoleezza Rice and for the Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Consultant in the Media and Technology practice. In addition, Derick has experience in developing health policy and in political advocacy. He has led federal lobbying efforts for bleeding disorder legislation and advised numerous non-profits. Derick earned an MBA at Stanford University, an MSc in health policy at the University of Ulster, and a BA at Georgetown University.

James Heer

James Heer

Board Treasurer


Minnetonka, Minnesota

James Heer is the President and CEO for the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association, a non-profit association providing financial protection to insurers and self-insurers against catastrophic losses from work injuries. He is an actuary, receiving his fellowship through the Casualty Actuarial Society, with over 20 years of experience in risk analysis, insurance, accounting, finance and investments. James and his wife volunteers with local nonprofits to plan and run fundraising events. Although his family is not directly affected by a bleeding disorder, he became involved through a close friend with ties to the community. James lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with his wife and three children.

John Faria

John Faria


Edmond, Oklahoma

John M Faria is an executive leader currently in the software industry. John holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in IO psychology with a minor in Literature and Criticism. In addition, He holds an MBA with concentrations in international business and management from Assumption College. His family includes Stephanie, his devoted wife of over ten years, Isabella, his beautiful ten-year-old daughter, and Elijah, the rambunctious three-year-old who all reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.

John's career extends for twenty years and includes enterprise technology solutions, logistics engineering, organizational change management, and corporate leadership. He continues to work as a Director of Customer Success at Descartes Systems Group, a global leader in logistics software solutions.  His passion as an avid technologist enables him to tackle world-class challenges that improve and grow top companies all around the world. In addition, he is involved in many activities among the bleeding disorder community including volunteerism, fund raising, policy/issue advocacy and community education. Most recently, John was team captain of the Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation's Men's fitness challenge with our team placing second in the overall competition.

John has been fortunate to take advantage of many valuable experiences as part of the bleeding disorders community.  Many of the early experience with the non-profit organizations that assist individuals with bleeding disorders enabled John to become the man he is today. These organizations include NHF's Chapter communities as well as private foundations that aid and enable positive experiences to young people with bleeding disorders.  He looks forward to continuing to enable current and future organizations to improve and grow as the community evolves into the future. Our chapter community continues to thrive, overcoming adversity each and every day. 

John continues to advocate within the community, a proponent of the philosophy that the nature of living with hemophilia offers a unique perspective, one that is committed to positive living. He looks forward to continuing to be an active contributor in the hemophilia community, both as a grassroots patron as well as an advocate for broader challenges that impact the entire bleeding disorders community.

Lynne Capretto

Lynne Capretto

Board Secretary


Portland, Oregon

Lynne Capretto has more than 40 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. Highlights of her career include working for two hunger-relief organizations, serving as Associate Executive Director of a United Way, teaching at a community college, and working for several anti-poverty agencies, including Head Start. She served as the Executive Director of the Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation for the final ten years of her career. Lynne participated on a variety of national task forces within the bleeding disorders community, such as First Step, the precursor to Steps for Living, the NHF annual meeting planning group, and the committee to establish NHF chapter standards. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Hemophilia-USA.

Lynne earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from Kent State University and completed two years of doctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University. She was awarded the Key to the City of Cleveland by Mayor Michael R. White in 2001 for her contributions to the hunger community and the Humanitarian of the Year from the National Hemophilia Foundation in 2007.

Mark Borreliz

Mark Borreliz


Southborough, Massachusetts

Mark Borreliz is a healthcare law attorney in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP. He has extensive experience advising and representing institutional healthcare providers with respect to regulatory compliance, reimbursement issues, and Medicare and Medicaid litigation. In addition, he currently assists universities and academic medical centers with issues arising from biomedical research, including conflicts of interest, research misconduct and human subjects protection. He earned his undergraduate and law school degrees at Harvard University. Mark has severe hemophilia A, with various orthopedic complications, and is a long-term HIV survivor. He has served on the board of directors of the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA), twice as an officer and most recently as a co-chair of NEHA's Advocacy Committee. Mark lives in Southborough, MA, with his wife, Ellen. They have a daughter and son.

Patrick Mancini

Patrick Mancini


Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Patrick Mancini is a philanthropist, artist and Healthcare Information Technology Solution Architect with International Business Machines (IBM). Mr. Mancini served nearly twenty years as board member, Chairman and President of New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) before joining the NHF board of directors in 2019. Mr. Mancini has used art to educate and fundraise at a local and national level for Hemophilia as well as other philanthropic organizations such as The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Mr. Mancini brings his solution architecture expertise relevant drug discovery, real world evidence, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence to develop and innovate on new and disruptive technologies for life sciences, payors, providers and hospitals worldwide.

Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith


Charlotte, North Carolina

Ryan Griffith is the co-founder and owner operator of Social Pet Hotel & Daycare, Carolina Socials Catering, and Marble Slab Creamery franchises in North and South Carolina.  With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, Ryan oversees business development, strategic planning, operations, project management, and creating and implementation of marketing initiatives.  Ryan holds an undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Tennessee.  He has extensive experience in fundraising and volunteering with various organizations in his local community. Ryan lives in Charlotte, NC, with his son, Kai, who has Severe Hemophilia A with an inhibitor.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

Board Vice Chair


Houston, Texas

Scott Martin is a private investor based in Houston, Texas. He has a son with severe hemophilia and has worked to improve the lives of people with bleeding disorders by supporting the Lone Star Chapter. In addition, he co-founded Inspiration Biopharmaceutical, a factor manufacturing company that initiated two products that today are owned and marketed by Shire and Aptevo. Scott was also co-founder of Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ; MMLP) and serves on several non-profit and profit boards.

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Chair, NHF Board of Directors


Erie, Pennsylvania

Scott is currently the Dean of the School of Business at Edinboro University. He has held numerous leadership positions including the Chair of the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority. He also is a practicing attorney focusing on tax, estate, and complex business transactions. Scott's observations are that NHF does a good job in dealing with new families, and helping guide our youth through the challenges of living with Hemophilia. He believes that as our population ages, we can do a better job at offering programs and guidance relating to the numerous new challenges that one faces with age. These included, but were not limited to, topics like health insurance, retirement planning, and financial concerns associated with managing their health and wellbeing. Scott has extensive leadership and board experience. He held many leadership positions on the Board of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter since 1997.

Steven Pipe

Steven Pipe

Chair, MASAC


Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steven Pipe, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Laurence A. Boxer Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Pediatric Medical Director Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program and Director of the Special Coagulation Laboratory at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include bleeding and thrombotic disorders and congenital vascular anomalies. Dr. Pipe also directs a basic research lab investigating coagulation factor VIII and the molecular mechanisms of hemophilia A.

Dr. Pipe completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Toronto and his pediatric training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He completed his pediatric hematology and oncology training at the University of Michigan, where he was also a fellow of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.

Dr. Pipe is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric hematology/oncology. He was awarded a Young Investigator Award from both the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He received a Faculty Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology. He was a recipient of the National Hemophilia Foundation's (NHF) Career Development Award. He served on the board of directors for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society. Dr. Pipe is the current chair of NHF's Medical and Scientific Advisory Council and was the immediate past chair of the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network board of directors.

Susan Hartmann

Susan Hartmann


Annapolis, Maryland

Susan serves as Program Director at Enterprise Community Partners in Washington, DC, a national non-profit leader in community development and affordable housing. She has extensive experience in public sector consulting, community engagement, economic development and urban planning. She began her career in education in 1996, and has teaching and program management experience in secondary, post-secondary and higher education. Her husband has severe hemophilia A and is a long-time HIV survivor. Susan is a national advocate for HIV education, reproductive rights and an end to HIV stigma. She has been featured in The Washington Post, CNN, Babycenter.com, HemAware Magazine and Positively Negative: Love Pregnancy and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV (Boerner, 2014)

In 2015 she began volunteering with the National Hemophilia Foundation Bleeding Disorders Conference Planning Committee where she helped develop and launch the conference's Spouse/Partner Track. She is a 2018 and 2019 co-chair of the NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference. Susan earned a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in History and Development Studies from Smith College. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.

Troy Longman

Troy Longman

NYLI Representative


Kenockee, Michigan

Troy Longman is a law student at Florida State Univeristy College of Law. Interested in  business and commercial litigation. Troy received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State Univeristy. Troy has been involved in the bleeding disorders community for several years. Troy has focused his main goal in the community to teach children with bleeding disorders how to swim. Troy worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Camp Bold Eagle in Michigan for five years and was promoted to the Waterfront Director position in 2018. Troy has also worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Camp Frozen Chozen in Alaska and Camp Honor in Arizona. Troy is very involved with his home chapter the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan as well.

Ziva Mann

Ziva Mann


Newton Center, Massachusetts

Ziva has worked with systems, organizations, communities and people for the past 15+ years to improve or transform the way that they work. Ziva believes firmly in sustainable, data-driven solutions co-designed by leadership, frontline staff, consumers and communities. Her work has focused on improving health, wellbeing and equity through improvement science, human centered design and shared, generative leadership. Ziva has worked with a safety net healthcare systems, the Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, Harvard's Center for Primary Care, nonprofits such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and communities across the US. Ziva is currently the Director of Assessment and Development at Ascent Leadership Networks, faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and a founding member of the leadership team for 100 Million Healthier Lives.

Ziva holds a BA from Barnard and a MA from Harvard. She is a member of NEHA's New England Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Coalition, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two somewhat improbable sons, and a fridge full of clotting factor. 

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