Board of Directors

Joseph F. Franlin | Chairman
Neustar, Inc.

Gus A. Kodersha
GAK Consulting Pharma Partners
New Jersey

William J. Scandone
Board member
New Hope Arts Center

Padmakumar Kaimal, Ph.D.
Technology Alliance & Business Development
Suven Life Sciences
New Jersey

Judith P. Barnhard, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™
Senior Vice President/Director
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC

Wendi Picker | Treasurer
President and CEO
Accommodations Unlimited

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 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

Judith A. Franlin
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Alice-Anne Birch
Daffodils & Diamonds

Marianne Bouldin
Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

Lyn Brown
Daffodils & Diamonds

Caroline F. Cole
Daffodils & Diamonds

Dorothy F. Elicker
The Lucy Fund for Metastatic Cancer Research

Sarah Funt
Long & Foster Realtors

Jennifer J. Soltesz
Daffodils & Diamonds

Hal Lockwood
Financial Consultant

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

  • Bradley Gillenwater

    Bradley Gillenwater

  • Hartmann (2)

    Hali Hartmann, Ph.D.

  • Zeting

    Zeting Wang

  • Tanyelle Gill Headshot

    Tanyelle Gill

  • melissa web 2

    Melissa White

Donor Relations and Marketing Team

  • Patrick Volk Headshot

    Patrick Volk

  • Karen Skelly Headshot

    Karen Skelly

  • Francesca Montalto

    Francesca Montalto

  • Julia web 2

    Julia Felts

  • racehl web

    Rachel Pikovsky

  • Ruixue Gao

  • Robert Ahrens

  • 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