Arthritis Foundation Appoints Fox’s Ryan T. Becker as Chair of Eastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors

January 14, 2015 – In The News

The Arthritis Foundation recently announced the appointment of Ryan T. Becker as chair of the Board of Directors of its Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Becker is an associate at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he works in both the Philadelphia and Warrington, PA offices. Becker will lead the Foundation board that provides strategic direction to its programs, fundraising, advocacy and research in the Greater Philadelphia area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to this important leadership position,” said Ingrid Montecino, the president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation Northeast Region. “Ryan has been a champion for the Arthritis Foundation’s mission and his guidance on our board will be invaluable as we continue to expand our programs and make a difference in the lives of people with arthritis.”

Becker has been an avid supporter of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis both nationally and locally. He served as National Logistics Chair for three years and has held volunteer leadership positions with the Walks in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

“Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability,” said Becker. “I look forward to building the Arthritis Foundation’s base of support to fund life-changing research and ensure that families living with arthritis have access to the treatment and support they need.”

Becker joined Fox Rothschild in 2013 where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, white collar compliance and criminal defense matters. He earned a JD from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University, graduating summa cum laude, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, graduating cum laude. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia.

Arthritis affects 50 million Americans, or roughly one in five adults of all ages. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that can seriously affect joints, muscles, internal organs and eyes, and cause serious pain and disability. In Pennsylvania, more than 2.7 million adults and 11,500 children are living with the disease.

The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org ) is the largest and most trusted nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and challenges of people living with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, scientific research and community.