Board of Directors and Officers

A distinguished panel of respected leaders in academia, voluntary health, professional societies, industry, patient advocacy and news media comprises our board of directors.

Our chair is a former Member of Congress with a track record as a true champion of health and medical research.


*=Executive Committee Member

Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells US LLP
U.S. Representative, 1980-2001

Partner, DLA Piper
U.S. Representative, 1993-2011

CEO, Research!America

Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Board Members

Director and Founder, MIT Collaborative Initiatives; Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecturer in the Program of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean's Professor of Social Work and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California

Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

President and Chief Executive Officer, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

President, ConStrat

Dean Emerita; Professor of Nursing, Medicine & Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association

Managing Director and Chief Network Officer, BDT Capital Partners

CEO Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Association

Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Duke University

U.S. Representative, 1987-1996

Executive Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DIA

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

Community Leader

Executive Chairman, IMRIS

Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy; Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

President, Global Research & Development, Sanofi

Emeritus Directors

Dennis A. Ausiello, MD
Kenneth I. Berns, MD, PhD
William R. Brinkley, PhD
Roger J. Bulger, MD
G. Steven Burrill
Gail H. Cassell, PhD
Wendy Chaite, Esq.
Jordan J. Cohen, MD
Sam Donaldson 
Robert Dresing
Eugene Garfield, PhD
Myron Genel, MD
Irma E. Goertzen
M.R.C. Greenwood, PhD
Elmer E. Huerta, MD, MPH
Robert A. Ingram
Jackie Lovelace Johnson
Evan Jones
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Caroline A. Kovac, PhD
Philip R. Lee, MD
Ellen Levine
John P. Margaritis
Jewell Jackson McCabe
Catherine E. McDermott
Donnica L. Moore, MD
James E. Mulvihill, DMD
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
William D. Novelli
William A. Peck, MD
Edward E. Penhoet, PhD
William L. Roper, MD, MPH
Leon E. Rosenberg, MD
Isadore Rosenfeld, MD
Raymond R. Sackler, MD
Charles A. Sanders, MD
Mitchel Sayare, PhD
Carol R. Scheman
M. Roy Schwarz, MD
Susan C. Scrimshaw, PhD
John R. Seffrin, PhD
Randolph Siegel 
Samuel C. Silverstein, MD
Hon. Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Hon. Billy Tauzin
Reed V. Tuckson, MD
Christopher A. Viehbacher
M. Cass Wheeler
John Whitehead
Ruth Wooden
Judy Woodruff
James B. Wyngaarden, MD


Executive Vice President and 
Chief Operating Officer
Luck shouldn't play a role in why I'm alive.
Laurie MacCaskill, a seven-year pancreatic cancer survivor