Tampa, Fla. –The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to welcome three new directors for the 2011-2012 board terms. The new directors are as follows: Titus Duncan, MD; Robert Kushner, MD; and Rebecca Puhl, PhD.

Dr. Duncan is a bariatric surgeon from Atlanta and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is a passionate advocate for minority health issues. He is also the President of a nonprofit organization called C.H.O.I.C.E.S., Centers Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully.

Dr. Kushner is a researcher and medical weight management physician in Chicago. He is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity. Dr. Kushner is also the past President of The Obesity Society (TOS).

Dr. Puhl is the Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. Her expertise and passion lies in combating weight bias. Dr. Puhl was a former member of the OAC Advisory Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Duncan, Dr. Kushner and Dr. Puhl join the OAC National Board of Directors. The board plays an integral role in navigating the OAC. The leadership, knowledge and respect that these three individuals bring to an already-distinguished board will allow the OAC to remain at the forefront of the healthcare community in education, advocacy and support,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The remaining OAC National Board of Directors are as follows: Barbara Thompson, MLS, Chairman of the Board; Pam Davis, RN, CBN, CCM, Vice-chairman; Georgeann Mallory, RD, Treasurer; Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Secretary; Jim Fivecoat, Immediate-past Chairman; Jeff Haaga; Jacqueline Jacques, ND; Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA; Walter Lindstrom, Jr., Esquire; Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN and Lloyd Stegemann, MD

For more information on the OAC National Board of Directors, please visit www.obesityaction.org or contact the OAC National Office at (800) 717-3117 or info@obesityaction.org.

About the OAC
The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.