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.
Mr. Lee joined the NBHA as director in March 2011 and brings to the organization more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management and executive leadership. Prior to this position, Mr. Lee was the deputy director of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health’s Biomarkers Consortium, a public-private partnership endeavoring to identify and qualify biological markers in a number of disease areas. Other previous positions include director of program policy at Last Acts Partnership and director of programs and operations at the American Digestive Health Foundation. Mr. Lee has a master’s degree in public administration from The American University and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska.
Program Manager (Bea.Duque-Long@nbha.org)
Beatriz joined the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) in December 2011 and brings to the organization a strong background in advocacy and government affairs, community outreach and partnership development and communication strategy development. Prior to joining NBHA, Beatriz worked at the National Osteoporosis Foundation where she managed NOF’s grassroots advocacy program as well as state and community outreach activities. Beatriz has also worked for the National Federation of Independent Business, the California Trucking Association and the California State Senate. Beatriz is an active volunteer with several community groups, including the Junior League of Northern Virginia. Born and raised in Colombia, Beatriz is fluent in Spanish. Beatriz holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from California State University, Fullerton
Senior Program Manager (Mia.Lowden@nbha.org)
Dr. Mia Lowden joined the NBHA in January 2013. She brings to the organization 10 years of experience as a biomedical scientist, with communications experience as a funded grant writer, a public speaker, and an author of five journal articles. Her research on the how DNA alters with age in the roundworm C. elegans provides a blueprint for understanding the genetic origins of human tumors and was published in April 22, 2011 issue of Science. She also studied the hormonal basis of obesity by investigating the regulation of ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach that triggers hunger signals in the brain. Her activities in science outreach include promoting science careers to students and making science accessible to the public through performance art. Dr. Lowden’s academic background combines a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Carleton College, a PhD in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a research fellowship in metabolism at the University of Virginia, and a science policy fellowship at Research!America.