National Bone Health Alliance
Strong Bones America

Staff

NBHA staff work closely with its member organizations and other experts to implement initiatives, communications, activities and events in support of the Alliance’s vision. Learn more about the NBHA staff.

Andrea Portillo Medeiros, MPH

Marketing, Membership and Fundraising Manager at the National Bone Health Alliance (andrea.portillo@nbha.org)

Mrs. Medeiros joined the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) in 2014. She works to maintain memberships and marketing efforts for NBHA and NOF. She also works on projects such as the FLS consults and ongoing studies. Mrs. Medeiros holds a MPH from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida.

Member spotlight

Soft Bones, Inc.

Soft Bones, Inc. Hypophosphatasia Foundation was organized in 2009 to provide information and to establish a forum to educate, empower and connect patients living with hypophosphatasia (HPP). Deborah Sittig founded Soft Bones after her son was diagnosed at just 18 months old. The Sittig family was concerned about the lack of information or anyone to turn to for support and started Soft Bones to connect with patients and medical experts from around the world. The mission of the Soft Bones Foundation is to provide valuable information, education and support for people living with Hypophosphatasia (HPP), their families and caregivers. The Foundation will also promote research of this rare bone disease through awareness and fund-raising efforts.