The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is proud to welcome Kris T. Nicholoff to the AOF Board of Directors for a three-year term that began on January 1, 2022.
Mr. Nicholoff is CEO and Executive Director of the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), a position he’s held since 2010. Mr. Nicholoff manages all of the Association’s financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency. Under his leadership, the MOA has experienced industry-leading financial stability, unprecedented membership growth, and a reinvigorated commitment to public policy and advocacy.
Previously, he served 20 years in several leadership roles for the Michigan Dental Association, including Senior Vice President; Vice President of Public Affairs; Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Affairs, Public Policy, and External Relations; and as Director of Governmental Affairs. Kris is the founding member of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation, which funds charitable programs and services to increase access to quality dental care throughout Michigan. He also established the Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program and the Michigan Healthy Kids Dental Program. These programs operate through a volunteer network of dentists and labs across Michigan to expand access to quality dental treatment to historically underserved populations.
He is a talented advocate who can get things done by bridging divides and leading the path forward. He serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau on Federal Health Programs, is Treasurer for the MOA Political Action Committee, and is a member of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (MSU-COM) Advisory Board.
Mr. Nicholoff founded the Lansing Youth and Recreation Fund (LYRF) and raised half-million dollars to sponsor equipment, programs, and outreach services for more than 700 youth in Lansing, Michigan. He sits on the Board of Directors for First-Tee of Mid-Michigan and Meridian Health Plan.
“Kris is adept at developing and leading nonprofit associations, and he’s shown how much he can accomplish in terms of financial stewardship and organizational growth,” says Rita Forden, AOF Chief Executive Officer. “He will be a valuable asset to the Foundation as we continue growing alongside the Osteopathic profession.”
“I have so much respect for the American Osteopathic Foundation," said Nicholoff. "This appointment is very very meaningful to me. I’m excited to do all I can to help this wonderful profession.”
His service has been recognized with MSU-COM’s Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service and induction into the Michigan Society of Association Executives Hall of Fame. Kris is a proud alumnus of Palm Beach State College and Michigan State University.