Board of Directors

Sarah Young O’Donnell – Chairwoman
New York, NY
Sarah Young O’Donnell is a retail industry veteran who has worked much of her career in Asia, most recently as CEO of Seibu department stores and the Beauty Avenue chain in Greater China as well as a corporate director of ENM Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong. She now advises other retail and consumer businesses globally and also serves on the Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Sarah has several close family members who are challenged by eczema and it was her father, who has battled severe adult-onset eczema, who first introduced her to NEA several decades ago. NEA has been an invaluable resource and support not just to her dad but to those around him. Sarah joined the NEA Board in 2018.

Amy Chrnelich – Secretary
Lawrenceville, NJ

Amy is a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University and lives in New Jersey with her husband and four daughters.  Amy credits the WHY behind her volunteer work with the National Eczema Association to her daughter Ella, who has battled severe eczema since her early infancy.  She joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Mike Bristol

Mike Bristol — Chief Financial Officer
Longmont, CO

Mike is a 30+ year veteran with enterprise software companies and three start-up businesses. In 2015 Mike struggled with a severe adult-onset of a-topic dermatitis finding little relief or understanding from dermatologists. When Mike attended a NEA Conference in Denver in 2017, he was so impressed with the NEA’s information, personnel, passion, and effectiveness he volunteered on the spot. Since then Mike became a passionate advocate for NEA, a board member, and in 2024 accepted the role of the Board’s CFO. 

Christina Crowley
Berkeley, CA

Christina was the President and CEO of a San Francisco communications company for thirty-two years producing media and events around the world for Fortune 500 companies. Since she sold the company in 2018, she has focused her energy and skills on non-profit work, primarily with NEA. Given her own experience of dealing with adult-onset eczema and the invaluable help she received from NEA to deal with it, Christina is deeply committed to NEA and its outreach mission on behalf of the eczema community. She has been a board member since 2017.

Lynell Doyle
Pontiac, MI

Lynell’s “Why” for joining the NEA Board in 2020 is her family’s battle with her eldest son’s severe eczema.  As a former teacher, corporate trainer, and video production company owner, Lynell understands the value of educating people about eczema while advocating for those affected by it.  She truly believes in NEA’s vision of a world without eczema and volunteers herself and her lived experience as a caregiver to assist with achieving it.  Lynell received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit-Mercy.  She resides in Michigan with her husband and two sons.

Ashley Keys Jacobs

Ashley Keyes Jacobs, MD
Ashley Keyes Jacobs, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine.  She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and her Dermatology training at Cornell University.  Dr. Keyes is currently enrolled in the Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program.  She has served on the board of directors since 2023.

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Nathan Jetter, MD
San Jose, CA
Dr Nathan Jetter is a dermatologist in Northern California where he practices general and surgical dermatology at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Dr Jetter began volunteering with the National Eczema Association in 2013 when he helped start the NEA eczema support group in Chicago. Dr Jetter grew up suffering from atopic dermatitis. He has served on the National Eczema Association Board of Directors since 2015.

Peter Lio, MD
Chicago, IL
Peter Lio, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Dermatology training at Harvard. While at Harvard, he received formal training in acupuncture. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and a founding faculty member of the Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program with over 300 publications and 3 textbooks.

Mary Quazzo
San Francisco, CA

Mary Quazzo is based in San Francisco, where she has practiced law for more than three decades.  Her professional focus is on corporate transactional and governance matters.  She serves as a strategic advisor to a global engineering, construction and project management company.  Prior to her current role, Mary served as an executive officer, corporate secretary and chief corporate legal counsel for the company.  She has substantial experience managing strategic and operational issues, audit and finance, risk management and corporate governance matters.  Mary has served on the boards of directors for many non-profit organizations and joined the National Eczema Association’s (NEA) Board of Directors in July 2023.  Mary believes strongly in NEA’s vision to attain a world without eczema and its mission to be an agent of change and to enhance the well-being of the patient community.

Dinesh Shenoy
Miami, FL

Dinesh brings more than 25 years of experience at fast-growing startups, driving enterprise technology transformations at Fortune 100 organizations across the globe. He holds degrees from UC Berkeley and MIT and has served on the board since 2009.


NEA Director Emeritus

Irene & Phillip Crosby

John (Jack) Crossen, PhD

Jon M. Hanifin, MD

Elizabeth Hoff

Tom Reese, JD

Susan Tofte, RN, MS, FNP

Donald S. Young, JD

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