Board of Directors

Judy Barnhard NFCR Chairman

Judith P. Barnhard | Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President/Director
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC

Wendi Picker NFCR

Wendi Dennard | Treasurer
President & CEO
Accommodations Unlimited

Padmakumar Kaimal, Ph.D.

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

Gus Kodersha

Gus A. Kodersha
GAK Consulting Pharma Partners
New Jersey

Alfred Slanetz

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

Ed West, Esq.

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

Scientific Advisory Board


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


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


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


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

Mark Baran
Greenwich, CT

Alice-Anne Birch
Daffodils & Diamonds

Marianne Bouldin
Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

Lyn Brown
Daffodils & Diamonds

Cristina Campabadal
CCS Finanzas

Caroline F. Cole
Daffodils & Diamonds

Dorothy F. Elicker
The Lucy Fund for Metastatic Cancer Research

Judith A. Franlin
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Sarah Funt
Long & Foster Realtors

Hal Lockwood
Financial Consultant

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.
NFCR CEO Emeritus

Jennifer J. Soltesz
Daffodils & Diamonds

Robin Wang
Opera Singer, Angel Investor and Philanthropist

Charlie Weatherspoon
Chief Executive Officer
Integral CFO Services LLC

William Werkmeister
Venture Capitalist and Partner

Anita Yankova
Digital Marketing Professional

Leadership Team

  • Tanyelle Gill Headshot

    Tanyelle Gill

  • Bradley Gillenwater

    Bradley Gillenwater

  • Hartmann (2)

    Hali Hartmann, Ph.D.

  • Zeting

    Zeting Wang

    NFCR Staff

    • Deena Faruki NFCR

      Deena Faruki

    • Francesca Montalto

      Francesca Montalto

    • Karen Skelly Headshot

      Karen Skelly

    • Kristin Goen NFCR

      Kristin Goen

    • Ruixue Gao

    • Jane Sui

      Jane Sui

    • JoJo Huang NFCR

      Jojo Huang

    • Julia web 2

      Julia Felts

    Join Our Team

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    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