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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Representative, 1999-2015

Partner and Chief Network Officer, BDT & Company

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, American Medical Association

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

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

Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University

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

Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Community Leader

Professor Emeritus; Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy; Director, UCSF Precision Medicine; University of California, San Francisco

Former Director, National Institutes of Health, 2002-2008

Chair Emeritus

U.S. Representative, 1980-2001

Emeritus Directors

Hortensia Amaro, PhD
Dennis A. Ausiello, MD
Kenneth I. Berns, MD, PhD
William R. Brinkley, 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
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
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


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