ENACT Advisory Boards

ENACT’s Advisory boards are composed of experts, researchers, and community members committed to the goal of increasing the participation of individuals with arthritis through physical activity.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Alan Jette, PhD, MPH
Director, Health & Disabilities Research Institute
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Boston University School of Public Health

Teresa Brady, PhD, OTR/L
Senior Behavioral Scientist, Arthritis Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scott Hasson, EdD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Georgia Regents University

Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Chief of Medicine, Women’s College Hospital

Elaine Hay, MD, FRCP
Professor of Community Rheumatology Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Center Keele University

Patience H. White, MD, MA
Professor of Medicine and of Pediatrics
The George Washington University

Wendy J. Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chair and Professor, Dept of Occupational Therapy
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Consumer Advisory Board Members

Saralynn Allaire, ScD, CRC
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, ENACT

Alveta Haynes
Director, Health Ministry
Peoples Baptist Church

Jack Armitage
Executive Director
Scleroderma Foundation New England

Marlene E. DaCosta
Assistant Manager/Exercise Physiologist
Tanger Be Well Center

Cheryl McDermott
Fitness Coordinator
Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center

Jenny R. Thomas
Administration and Programs Manager
Lupus Foundation, New England

Rebecca Farnlof
Associate Vice President of Public Health and Advocacy
Arthritis Foundation, New England Region

Becky Prior
Graduate Admissions
Babson College

Stefanie Imbrescia
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist Associates-Wakefield

Dissemination Advisory Board Members

Mary Slavin, PhD, PT
Assistant Research Professor
Dissemination Director, ENACT

Anne Donohue, MA, MS
Associate Professor,
Journalism BU College of Communication

Marianne Farkas, Sc.D
Research Associate Professor
BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Wayne LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean
BU School of Public Health