Who We Are

The Foundation of the National Lipid Association is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing education and resources to help patients and their families manage and overcome lipid-related health problems that may put them at risk for a heart attack or stroke. We aim to translate scientific and medical progress into effective evidence-based guidance for optimal patient care. 

MISSION

To improve the welfare of patients and families affected by cholesterol and triglyceride problems.

VISION

Informed and healthy communities empowered through awareness, education, advocacy, and equality.


HISTORY

The Foundation of the National Lipid Association is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2008 to serve as an education and research organization in the field of clinical lipidology.

The now national Foundation was established from the former Florida Lipid Foundation, whose founder, Paul Ziajka, MD, PhD, FNLA, created a Florida entity to serve the needs of the community of lipid specialists.

The Foundation of the NLA, with our leadership consisting of not only lipid specialists, but cardiologists, endocrinologists, diabetologists, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians, aims to translate scientific and medical progress into the efficient comprehension of management standards and guide clinicians in advancing medical care for their patients.

Board of Directors

Officers

President

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FNYAM, FASPC, FNLA

New York University

New York, NY

Vice-President

Ann M. Liebeskind, MD, FAAP, FNLA

Mobile Health Team Lipids Clinic

Neenah, WI

Secretary

Don P. Wilson, MD, FNLA

Cook Children’s Medical Center

Fort Worth, TX

Treasurer

Lori A. Alexander, MSHS, RD, CCRC, CLS, FNLA

Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research

Jacksonville, FL

Immediate Past-President

Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FACP, FNLA

Washington University Medical School

St. Louis, MO

At-Large Board of Directors

LYNNE T. BRAUN, PHD, CNP, FAHA, FAANP, FPCNA, FNLA, FAAN

Rush University Rush Heart Center for Women

LaGrange, IL

Matthew K. Ito, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

FH Awareness

Tualatin, OR

MARLYS L. KOSCHINSKY, PHD, FNLA

Robarts Research Institute

Ontario, Canada

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, CLS, FNLA

Penn State University

University Park, PA

Alan S. Brown, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

Advocate Aurora Health

Naperville, IL

Mary P. McGowan, MD, FNLA

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Lebanon, NH

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA

Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FNLA

University of Pennsylvania Health System – Retired 

West Chester, PA

Michael H. Davidson, MD, FNLA

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Robert A. Wild, MD, MPH, PhD, FNLA, NCMP

Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center

Edmond, OK

James M. Falko, MD, FNLA

University of Colorado

Denver, CO

Paul E. Ziajka, MD, PhD, FNLA

Florida Lipid Institute

Winter Park, FL

Linda C. Hemphill, MD, FNLA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

KEITH C. FERdinand, MD, FNLA

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Foundation Staff

Executive Director

Brian Hart

Jacksonville, FL

Information Systems Specialist

Adam Dew

Jacksonville, FL