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The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. It is well-known for its annual Sleep in America® poll. The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, health professionals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities. 

Board of Directors


Christopher L. Drake, PhD Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders and Research Center


Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and Director Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Joseph Ojile, MD Medical Director, Clayton Sleep Institute


Daniel B. Brown The Health Law Partners, LLC


Immediate Past Chairman
Russell Rosenberg, PhD
Director, The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology

Richard K. Bogan, MD
Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, SleepMed Inc.

David G. Davila, MD
Medical Director, Sleep Center, Baptist Health Medical Center

Helene A. Emsellem, MD
Medical Director, Center of Sleep and Wake Disorders

Benjamin Gerson, MD
Medical Director, University Services

Lauren Hale, PhD
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Graduate Program, Public Health, SUNY, Stony Brook

Max Hirshkowitz, PhD
Tenured Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and VAMC Sleep Center

Jerrold A. Kram, MD
California Center for Sleep Disorders

Meir H. Kryger, MD
Yale Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

John Lopos
Managing Principal, LiFT HSI

Matthew S. Mellott
President, Medbridge Healthcare LLC

Frankie Roman, MD, JD
Neurology & Neuroscience Associates, Inc.

Stephen H. Sheldon, DO
Professor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Director, Sleep Medicine Center, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lisa Shives, MD
Medical Director, The Linden Center for Sleep and Weight Management

Amy R. Wolfson, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, College of the Holy Cross

Chief Executive Officer
David M. Cloud, MBA