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V Foundation Board of Directors

Chair, Don't Ever Give Up Board of Directors; Transformational Global Leader

John Thiel

Chair of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Senior Vice President and Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; Professor and Head, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington; Raisbeck Endowed Chair for Collaborative Cancer Research

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.

Board Chair, The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Evan Goldberg

Director of Translational Research Career Development; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert C. Bast Jr., M.D.

Co-Head of Baseball

Jeff Berry

College Basketball Analyst

Jay Bilas

Retired Executive Chairman

George Bodenheimer

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Bornstein

Retired Senior Partner

Tom Cabaniss

President and CEO

Julie Chase

Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Author

Ciara

Retired Senior Partner

George W. Dennis III

President, Advertising Sales

Rita Ferro

President & Chief Operating Officer

Matt Hong

Chair Elect of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute; William and Jane Shingleton Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Professor of Pediatrics

Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.

Retired EVP

Clark Kinlin

Retired Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Mike W. Krzyzewski

Fortune 100 CEO • Board Member • Global Business Executive & Advisor

Carl C. Liebert

Retired President and Vice Chairman

Joe Loughrey

Retired Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael C. MacDonald

Clinical Professor

Nancy Major, MD

Founder & General Partner

Julie Maples

CEO/Executive Producer

Geoffrey S. Mason 

Executive Vice President | Chief Brand Officer

Marc Mentry

Retired Medical Director, Duke Raleigh Hospital; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute

Joseph O. Moore, M.D.

Retired Chief Executive Officer

Robert C. Nakasone

Immediate Past Chair of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Marion I. Knott Professor of Oncology and Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, Orender Unlimited & Generation W; Former President, The Women's National Basketball Association

Donna Orender

Chairman, ESPN

James Pitaro

Founder, Executive Chairman and Brand Chief

Kevin Plank

Former Major League Baseball Player

Buster Posey

Former Chairman of the Board, Electronic Arts

Lawrence F. Probst III

Co-Founder

Harry E. Rhoads, Jr.

Retired Managing Partner, Board Member

Constance Skidmore

SportsCenter Anchor

Sage Steele

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Stuart A. Taylor II

College Basketball Analyst

Robert Valvano

President Emeritus and former V Foundation CEO

Nicholas P. Valvano

Chairwoman

Pamela Valvano Strasser

Sports Commentator

Dick Vitale

Associate Athletic Director for Community Relations and Student Support

Dereck Whittenburg

Retired Senior Vice President

David W. Williams

Executive Vice President, Production

Norby Williamson

NFL Quarterback, Entrepreneur, Community Leader

Russell Wilson

NY Times Bestselling Author

Don Yaeger

Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Senior Vice President and Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; Professor and Head, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington; Raisbeck Endowed Chair for Collaborative Cancer Research

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.

Director, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center; Associate Dean of Oncology Programs, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D.

Director of Translational Research Career Development; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert C. Bast Jr., M.D.

Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center Program, Scientific Director, Termeer Center for Targeted Therapy, and Mark J. Kusek Endowed Chair in Colorectal Cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ryan Corcoran, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine

H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Genetics; Director of the Stanford Cancer Genetics Clinic and the Stanford Clinical Cancer Genomics Program

James M. Ford, M.D.

Professor, Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center; Faculty Senator, Baylor College of Medicine

Susan G. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D.

Professor and Chief Attending, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Yelena Y Janjigian, M.D.

Chair Elect of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute; William and Jane Shingleton Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Professor of Pediatrics

Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington; Associate Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Aldarra Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Solid Tumor Research, UW School of Medicine

Elizabeth R. Lawlor, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan

Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Atrium Health Levine Cancer; Executive Director, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center; Senior Vice President, Atrium Health; Vice Dean for Cancer Programs, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, The Charles L. Spurr MD Professor of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., FACP

Director, Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research; Professor, Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

John D. Minna, M.D.

Retired Medical Director, Duke Raleigh Hospital; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute

Joseph O. Moore, M.D.

Immediate Past Chair of the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Marion I. Knott Professor of Oncology and Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dean for Oncology in the Biological Sciences Division, and the Abbvie Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago

Kunle Odunsi, M.D., Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Science; Supplemental Consultant in Research, Mayo Clinic Division of Experimental Neurology; Program Director/Principal Investigator, NCI T32 Training Grant in Brain Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (Rochester MN)

Brian Patrick O’Neill, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D.

Senator A.M. Aikin Jr. Distinguished Chair and Professor of Experimental Radiation Oncology; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology, McMaster University; Director, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute; Associate Director, Ontario Clinical Oncology Group; Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Gregory R. Pond, Ph.D., P.Stat.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics; Associate Director Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Biostatistics Core

Naim Rashid, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer and Medical Director; The Marcus Foundation

Jonathan W. Simons, M.D. 

Director, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UAB

Barry P. Sleckman M.D., Ph.D.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology, E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Associate Director for Laboratory Research, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D.

Honorary

Martin D. Abeloff, M.D.
Scientific Advisory Committee In Memoriam
Jim Allegro
Board of Directors in Memoriam
Rosa M. Gatti
Board Member Emeritus
Bob Lloyd
Board Chair Emeritus
John Saunders
Board of Directors In Memoriam
Anthony F. Smith, Ed.D.
Board of Directors In Memoriam
R.C. “Bucky” Waters
Board Member Emeritus
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