Board of Directors

Judy Barnhard NFCR Chairman

Judith P. Barnhard | Chair of the Board
CPA, CFP®, CDFA™
Senior Vice President/Director
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC
Maryland

Wendi Picker NFCR

Wendi Dennard | Treasurer
President & CEO
Accommodations Unlimited
Virginia

Padmakumar Kaimal, Ph.D.

Padmakumar Kaimal, Ph.D.
Vice President
Suven Life Sciences
Indiana

Alfred Slanetz

Alfred Slanetz, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.
Massachusetts

Ed West, Esq.

Edward West, Esq.
Principal
Law Offices of Edward S. West
Maryland

Scientific Advisors

Cavenee

Webster K. Cavenee
Director of Strategic Alliances in Central Nervous System Cancers, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, San Diego
Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego

Ruggero

Ruggero De Maria
President, Alliance Against Cancer;
Director, Institute of Pathology, Catholic University;
Rome, Italy

Leyland-Jones

Brian R. Leyland-Jones
Vice President, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine,
Avera Cancer Institute
South Dakota

Kanaga

Kanaga Sabapathy
Head, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research
National Cancer Center Singapore

Vogt

Peter Vogt
Executive Vice President, Chief Science Officer, and Professor
The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California

Frederick Alt NFCR

Frederick W. Alt
Director, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital,
Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital,
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Council of Advisors

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.
Chair

NFCR CEO Emeritus

Alice-Anne Birch
Daffodils & Diamonds

Caroline F. Cole
Daffodils & Diamonds

Charlie Weatherspoon
Chief Executive Officer
Integral CFO Services LLC

Cristina Campabadal
President & CEO
CCS Finanzas

Dorothy F. Elicker
Chair
The Lucy Fund for Metastatic Cancer Research

Jennifer J. Soltesz
Daffodils & Diamonds

Judith A. Franlin
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Lyn Brown
Daffodils & Diamonds

Marianne Bouldin
Co-Founder
Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

Mark Baran
Founder & President
Net Lease 1031, LLC 

Robin Wang
Opera Singer, Angel Investor and Philanthropist

Sarah Funt
Realtor
Long & Foster Realtors

William Werkmeister
Venture Capitalist and Partner

Executive Team

Management Team

  • Bradley Gillenwater

    Bradley Gillenwater

  • Karen Skelly Headshot

    Karen Skelly

  • Tanyelle Gill Headshot

    Tanyelle Gill

  • Hartmann (2)

    Hali Hartmann, Ph.D.

  • Zeting

    Zeting Wang

  • Jane Sui

    Jane Sui

  • Deena Faruki NFCR

    Deena Faruki

  • Julia web 2

    Julia Felts

  • Kristin Goen NFCR

    Kristin Goen

  • JoJo Huang NFCR

    Jojo Huang

Join Our Team

The National Foundation for Cancer Research seeks unpaid interns and candidates for full-time positions.

If you are a highly-motivated and detail-oriented individual interested in joining an organization that believes in Research for a Cure, please email your resume and cover letter to employment@nfcr.org.