Board of Directors

Joseph F. Franlin | Chairman
Neustar, Inc.

Wendi Picker | Treasurer
President and CEO
Accommodations Unlimited

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

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

Gus A. Kodersha
Executive Director, Technical Operations
Celgene Corporation
New Jersey

Michael Burke, CPA
Yorke, Burke & Lee

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

William J. Scandone
Board member
New Hope Arts Center

Scientific Advisory Board

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

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

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

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

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

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

Council of Advisors

Mark Baran
Managing Director
Four Springs Capital, LLC
New Jersey

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

Judith A. Franlin
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Sarah Funt
Long & Foster Realtors

Hal Lockwood
Financial Consultant

William J. Scandone
WJS Human Resource Consulting

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

Leadership Team


  • Janet Hines

    Janet Hines

  • Bradley Gillenwater

    Bradley Gillenwater

  • Zeting

    Zeting Wang

  • Brian Wachtel

    Brian Wachtel

  • Anita-Yankova-NFCR

    Anita Yankova

  • Hartmann (2)

    Hali Hartmann, Ph.D.

Donor Relations and Marketing Team

  • eliane web

    Elaine Currie

  • Melissa web

    Melissa White

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    Julia Felts

  • Rachel Pikovsky

    Rachel Pikovsky

  • James Bragan

    James Bragan

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    Linda Haglund

  • Robert Ahrens

  • Jojo Huang

  • Lorel Joslyn

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