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.


*=Executive Committee Member

Governor of Delaware, 1985-1992
U.S. Representative, 1993-2011

Partner, K&L Gates LLP
U.S. Representative, 1985-2011

CEO, Research!America

Executive 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

Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Executive Director & Vice President, The Aspen Institute
Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP
U.S. Representative, 2005-2018

Chief Scientific Officer and President of Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Pfizer Inc

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center

Senior Vice President, and Director of Research, IBM

U.S. Representative, 1999-2015

Director, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University
Former Administrator, CMS, 2004-2006
Former Commissioner, FDA, 2002-2004

Co-Founder and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Verily

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

Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Stony Brook University

President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Institute

Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs; Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology; University of Miami

Community Leader

Senior Vice President of Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

Professor, University of Miami
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1993-2001
U.S. Representative, 2019-2021

President and Chief Executive Officer, National MS Society

Former Director, National Institutes of Health, 2002-2008

Emeritus Directors

Hortensia Amaro, PhD
Dennis A. Ausiello, MD
Kenneth I. Berns, MD, PhD
Roger J. Bulger, MD
Gail H. Cassell, PhD
Wendy Chaite, Esq.
Jordan J. Cohen, MD
Sam Donaldson 
Robert K. Dresing
Joseph M. Feczko, MD
Susan Fitzpatrick, PhD
Myron Genel, MD
Irma E. Goertzen
M.R.C. Greenwood, PhD
Larry Hausner, MBA
Martha Hill, PhD, RN
Elmer E. Huerta, MD, MPH
Robert A. Ingram
Harry Johns
Jackie Lovelace Johnson
Evan Jones
Elizabeth Baker Keffer
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Caroline A. Kovac, PhD
Debra R. Lappin, JD
Alan I. Leshner, PhD
Ellen Levine
Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh
John P. Margaritis
Jewell Jackson McCabe
Donnica L. Moore, MD
James E. Mulvihill, DMD
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
William D. Novelli
William A. Peck, MD
Edward E. Penhoet, PhD
The Honorable John Edward Porter
Gary M. Reedy
William L. Roper, MD, MPH
Leon E. Rosenberg, 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
Gregory Sorensen, MD
The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, MD
The Honorable Billy Tauzin
Reed V. Tuckson, MD
Christopher A. Viehbacher
M. Cass Wheeler
John Whitehead
Ruth A. Wooden
Judy Woodruff
Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD


Executive Vice President and 
Chief Operating Officer
The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient