Leadership & Collaboration

Board of Directors

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.

Chief Executive Officer

Mark King 

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

Transformational Global Leader

John Thiel

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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Larry Woodard

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, UNC Cancer Care; Director, Lineberger Cancer Center; Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine & 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.

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

Dr. Elizabeth R. Lawlor

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, MD

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.

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School; Director, Mayo SPORE in Brain Cancer; Principal Co-Leader, Neuro-Oncology Program

Brian Patrick O’Neill, M.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.

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

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

Vice Provost of Science; 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, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, McMaster University; Senior Statistician, Ontario Clinical Oncology Group; Scientist, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute; Senior 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

Dr. Naim Rashid

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.

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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