Staff member Joan “Happy” Tyree has worked in arthritis since May 1982, when she joined the staff of the ACR. She began her career with the ARHP in August 1984. During her years at the ARHP, she has worked in membership and educational programs, coordinating the development of more than 26 ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting programs.
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Tyree has displayed exemplary traits of hard work, loyalty, diligence, honesty, courage, and fairness. During her long period of service, Tyree was there to encourage, support, and lift up her colleagues and members of the ACR in their time of need. That is a record worth celebrating.
To recognize her 28 years of service, the ARHP bestowed an Honorary Lifetime ARHP Membership on Tyree on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, during the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. As she goes into retirement, we wish her the very best!