Board of Directors
Members of Setting Scoliosis Straight’s board of directors are all uniquely connected to spinal deformities. This diverse group of individuals, volunteer their time, expertise, and energy, to ensure the foundation is successful in fulfilling its mission.
Michelle is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harms Study Group. Her participation in the group began in 1999 as the San Diego Site Coordinator for Peter Newton. She is now the Research Director of the HSG research organization and the Executive Director of the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation....Read more
I was interested in joining the board of SSS because of the multifaceted approach towards optimizing the care of children and teenagers with various spinal deformities. As a surgeon who has dedicated my 25 year career towards these same efforts, I'm honored to join such an esteemed group where the impact from this group is unparalleled and transformative for the field and also the patients....Read more
Ross has spent 20 years as an executive within the healthcare industry - the majority of which has been related to spinal deformity, where he has led the development of some of the worlds leading implant systems, as well as supported numerous research, educational and patient advocacy initiatives....Read more
Burt Yaszay, MD is the Chief of the Division of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Washington. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Spine at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Yaszay is an active member of multiple professional societies including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, and Scoliosis Research Society where he has…...Read more
A. Noelle Larson, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who helps children with spinal conditions such as scoliosis. She and her team use innovative techniques such as low-dose imaging and intraoperative computer-guided navigation to provide better options for pediatric patients....Read more
Our staff is a reflection of the diverse patient population we serve; several of whom have been with the organization since its conception – almost twenty years!
There is nothing that brings us greater fulfillment than knowing the work we do will have a positive impact for children living with spinal deformity.
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Everyone has their own reasons for becoming a volunteer. People volunteer to meet new people, acquire new skills, gain workplace experience, boost their college applications, become more competitive in the job market, or embark on new career paths. Find your niche within our organization by signing up to be a volunteer today!