P. Joanne Ray serves as CEO of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) independent foundation committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility. In 2017, OREF revenues were $5.15 million while distributing $2.35 million across multiple orthopaedic subspecialties.
Throughout her 34-year nonprofit career, prior positions have included senior executive and CEO roles with national associations and foundations in orthopaedic research (OREF), urgent care (UCAOA), cardiac and pulmonary rehab (AACVPR), restaurant and food management (NRAEF), GI endoscopy (ASGE), emergency nursing (ENA), veterinary medicine (AVMF), and non-profit and fundraising consulting.
Key areas of expertise include major gift, capital and planned giving campaigns, feasibility studies, corporate sponsorship, board/volunteer training, patient registries, marketing/communications, institutional accreditation, scholarship and medical grants programs, strategic planning, meeting planning, contract negotiation and relationship management.
Ms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and extensive continuing education work in nonprofit and association management. She is a member of the AFP, ASAE, Association Forum, AAMSE, Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and AFG.
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11:30 - 12:00 PM Registration and Networking
11:45 - 12:00 PM Lunch Buffet
12:00 PM Announcements
12:15 PM Presentation
1:15 PM Q&A, Closing remarks
1:30 PM Adjourn