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American Bone Health adds new staff to manage growing portfolio of community programming

AUG. 16, 2019 – American Bone Health recently added new staff members to manage its growing portfolio of community-oriented educational programming aimed at osteoporosis awareness and fracture prevention. The Raleigh-based nonprofit advocacy group hired Mark Richens as Media Coordinator; Ann Wingate as Program Coordinator; Lisa Qualls as Program Coordinator, Special Accounts; and Claire Ruocchio as Development Associate.

Mark Richens
Mark Richens

Richens’ duties include content creation, social media, communications strategy, and public relations. A native of Memphis, Tenn., he graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and worked for 20 years in newspapers and digital media. More recently, Mark has worked as an agency PR director and as a consultant for a global medical technology company. He lives in Northern Virginia.

Wingate helps guide day-to-day operations as well as managing relations with volunteer educators. Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Wingate worked in sales and marketing, product management and product development. She also has served as a volunteer and consultant for various public and private organizations. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Ann Wingate
Ann Wingate
Lisa Qualls
Lisa Qualls

Qualls is a skilled program coordinator and project management professional. She is passionate about community service and brings her business and volunteer management experience to work with corporate partners to expand the reach of the organization. She has a BA from the University of Virginia.

Ruocchio is an accomplished fundraising professional with more than nine years’ experience in the field, including three years as a major gifts officer. She has a BA from the University of Hull in England and worked at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Meredith College in Raleigh.

“American Bone Health is growing fast and working on a lot of exciting new projects, so we are happy to welcome several talented new team members to help make everything happen,” said Kathleen Cody, executive director. “With their unique skills and wealth of experience, Mark, Ann, Lisa and Claire will help American Bone Health widen and deepen our valuable relationships with consumers, donors, volunteers and partners.”

About American Bone Health   

American Bone Health is a national, community-based organization that teaches people how to build and keep strong and healthy bones for life with practical and up-to-date information and resources to inspire them to prevent bone loss, osteoporosis and fractures. Learn more at americanbonehealth.org and @ambonehealth.


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