National Osteoporosis Foundation - Exercise and Rehabilitation Advisory Council 

NOF’s Exercise and Rehabilitation Advisory Council conveys the educational needs of physical therapists, exercise professionals and rehabilitation professionals to NOF’s Education Committee in order to improve the care of patients and families affected by osteoporosis. The Council serves as the advisory group for NOF’s educational initiatives that provide exercise and rehabilitation content for professionals and patients.

The Exercise and Rehabilitation Advisory Council aims to:

  • Inform NOF’s Education Committee of the issues and interests of exercise and rehabilitation professionals that require educational initiatives;
  • Initiate and implement national educational strategies targeting exercise and rehabilitation professionals in the osteoporosis and bone health fields; and
  • Advise and help inform NOF’s evolving role in advancing the education of exercise and rehabilitation professionals.

Members of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Subcommittee

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, Co-Chair
Creighton University

Heidi Skolnik, MS, Co-Chair
Sports Nutrition, Inc.

Kathryn Ackerman, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University

Sara Booth, PhD
Tufts University

Catherine Gordon, MD
University of Cincinnati

Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, PhD, RD
Florida State University


Karl Insogna, MD
Yale University

Kathy Jankowski, PhD
University of Colorado

Karen Kemmis, DPT
SUNY Upstate University

Mary Oates, MD
Pacific Central Coast Health Centers, Dignity Health

Kate Queen, MD
Haywood Regional Medical Center