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Wendy Kneebone

Wendy Kneebone

Executive Assistant

Wendy recently joined the NASF team in May 2015. She has several years of experience in running an effective office environment, and enjoys making sure everyone in the office is moving in the right direction. She graduated from South Dakota State University in 2000 with a degree in Psychology.

When not involved with work, Wendy can be found at the football field or basketball court supporting her two sons and husband.


Christina Wolf

Christina Wolf

Education Program Manager

Christina joined the NASS staff team in 2002 as the Manager of Educational Programming, managing hands-on cadaver courses and the NASS Annual Meeting.

In 2005 Christina was promoted to Senior Manager of Educational Programming, then to Director of Educational Programming in 2006 with oversight of the Education department and all NASS CME programming. NASS has undergone several reaccreditation terms during Christina’s tenure, resulting in the prestigious award of Accreditation with Commendation in 2004 and again in 2014.

The education program has increased in the last 13 years from one surgical lumbar hands-on course and an Annual Meeting to include additional conferences such as: Evidence & Technology Spine Summit, Summer Spine Meeting, multiple hands-on courses including topics focusing on lumbar injections, cervical injections, cervical spine, deformity, minimally invasive spine surgery and fundamentals of spine surgery and interventional pain management for residents and fellows. Christina is currently working to develop international education and manages NASS’ participation in the SpineWeek conference held every four years in an international location. She was in charge of the educational program for World Spine III in Rio de Janiero and World Spine IV in Istanbul.

Christina graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois with a degree in Corporate/Organizational Communications and a minor in French. When she is not at the office, Christina is most likely to be found in an ice arena watching her son play hockey or a gym, watching her daughter do gymnastics tumbling.


Pam Hayden

Pam Hayden

Research Program Manager

Pam Hayden has 24 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, specifically in healthcare-related membership organizations working with physicians. She has spent the last 21 years with the North American Spine Society and currently serves as their Director of Research and Quality Improvement where she provides oversight and volunteer management for clinical quality improvement and research activities. Pam has extensive experience managing volunteer committees and projects and is noted for getting projects off the ground, successful management of multi-stakeholder projects, member service and topical analysis.