Andrew Berchuck, MD
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Berchuck is a practicing oncologist who is actively involved in the surgical chemotherapy management and treatment of women with ovarian, endometrial and lower genital tract cancers. He is the head of the steering committee of the international Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) and a member and Past Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Dr. Berchuck served as the President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists in 2008.
Myra J. Biblowit
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
New York, New York
Myra Biblowit has served as President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2001. Under Ms. Biblowit’s leadership, the Foundation has had a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. The Foundation is a leading funder of clinical and translational research, having raised over $330 million to support an international effort to prevent and cure breast cancer. In 2011-12, 185 clinicians and researchers across the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and China will receive support for their work from BCRF. Ms. Biblowit holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a Master’s in Social Welfare from the Heller School at Brandeis University.
Chairman, J. Bush & Company
New Haven, Connecticut
Jonathan Bush, President, founded J. Bush & Co. in 1970. He is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and New York University School of Business (MBA). Mr. Bush is a Director of RSR Partners. He formally served as a Director of Russell Reynolds Associates. Mr. Bush is former chairman of the Board of The United Negro College Fund and chaired the UNCF Capital Campaign which raised two hundred and eighty million dollars. He is a former board member of The Baltimore Orioles, The Yale Alumni Fund, the Boys Club of New York, Miss Porter’s School and a Finance Chairman of the New York Republican party. A former member of the Board of Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Bush served as co-chairman of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Capital Campaign. Mr. Bush holds honorary degrees from Buthune-Cookman College, St. Augustine’s College and Stillman College.
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus,
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
Former Secretary, Health, Education and Welfare
New York, New York
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is Founder and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, an independent non-profit think/action tank affiliated with Columbia University. He has been Adjunct Professor of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at Columbia University’s Medical School (Department of Psychiatry) and School of Public Health and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the 2010 recipient of the Institute’s prestigious Gustav O. Lienhard Award for his contributions to improving public health.
An attorney, from 1965 to 1969 he served as Special Assistant for Domestic Affairs to President Lyndon Johnson and from 1977 to 1979 as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Carter administration.
Nicola Erni is an investor and a passionate art collector. She lives in Switzerland.
William H. Gray, III
Former President and Chief Executive Officer,
The United Negro College Fund
Mr. Gray served in the United States Congress from 1978 until his resignation in 1991 to become President and CEO of The United Negro College Fund (UNCF). He was the first African American to chair the House Budget Committee and also served as the 22nd House of Representatives Majority Whip. He is a board member of many companies, including Pfizer Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc., Dell and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Julian Schink, MD
John and Ruth Brewer Professor,
Gynecology and Cancer Research
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs,
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Julian Schink, M.D. is the John and Ruth Brewer Professor of Gynecology and Cancer Research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University where he also serves as Associate Director for Clinical Affairs. He is a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and has been a principal investigator of cooperative group clinical trials investigating ovarian cancer chemotherapy and gestational trophoblastic disease. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, having served as Chair of the Education Committee, Allied Support Group Committee, and as Vice President of the Society.
Michael Seiden, MD, PhD
President and CEO
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Dr. Michael Seiden is a board-certified medical oncologist, who previously led the gynecologic cancer program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and served as chief of the clinical research unit in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Cancer Medicine, before joining Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Seiden is active in many professional organizations and serves on national and international committees and advisory boards.