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

Vice President for Translational Research

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

Steven M. Bornstein

Retired Senior Partner

Tom Cabaniss

President and CEO

Julie Chase

Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Author

Ciara

Retired Senior Partner

George W. Dennis III

President

Rita Ferro

Retired 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 

President

Clark Kinlin

Retired Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Mike W. Krzyzewski

Global Business Executive

Carl C. Liebert

Retired President and Vice Chairman

Joe Loughrey

Retired Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael C. MacDonald

Founder & General Partner

Julie Maples

CEO/Executive Producer

Geoffrey S. Mason 

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.

Retired WNBA President; Chief Executive Officer of Orender Unlimited, LLC

Donna Orender

Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content

James Pitaro

Founder, Executive Chairman and Brand Chief

Kevin Plank

Former Major League Baseball Player

Buster Posey

Chairman of the Board, Electronic Arts

Lawrence F. Probst III

Co-Founder

Harry E. Rhoads, Jr.

NBA Hall of Famer

David Robinson

Retired Managing Partner, Board Member

Constance Skidmore

SportsCenter Anchor

Sage Steele

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Stuart A. Taylor II

Retired Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management

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

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.

Vice President for Translational Research

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.

Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Surgery and Founding Chair of the Department of Immunology

Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, Ph.D.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Richard Fisher, 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.

Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Cancer Programs, UC Davis School of Medicine

Primo N. Lara, Jr., M.D.

Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan

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

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.

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics; Associate Dean, Global Health; Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging

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

Vice Provost of Science; Professor of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D.

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.

Chief Science Officer and Medical Director

Jonathan W. Simons, M.D. 

Director, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; President, Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation; Latta Endowed Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Neonatal Pathology, UCLA

Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, UCSF Pancreas Center; Rombauer Family Distinguished Professorship in Pancreas Cancer Clinical and Translational Science; Professor in Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Margaret A. Tempero, M.D.

Honorary

Martin D. Abeloff, M.D.
Scientific Advisory Committee In Memoriam
Jim Allegro
Board Member Emeritus
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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National Corporate

The V Foundation's national corporate sponsors promote our brand across the United States. They raise awareness, launch national activations and fundraise for the V Foundation. They are stewards of our vision
- Victory Over Cancer®.

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Constellation Brands
Delta Chi
Hooters
PatientPoint
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
Bristol Myers Squibb
American Kennel Club
First Watch
TicketSmarter
Dillard’s
PSD
SPB Hospitality

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