Board + Staff
Board + Staff

AFAR Board of Directors

Irving S. Wright, MD*
Founder

Fred D. Thompson*
Founding Chair

William J. Lipton, JD, LLM, CPA
Chair, Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D.
President
Roger J. McCarter, Ph.D.
Immediate Past President
Steven N. Austad, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.
Medical Officer
Holly M. Brown-Borg, Ph.D.
Vice President
Ann M. Connolly, M.B.A.
Treasurer
Charles Beever, M.B.A.
Secretary
Kevin J. Lee, Ph.D.
Joan Murtagh Frankel, J.D.
Joan L. Quinn, R.N., M.S.N., F.A.A.N.
John B. Rhodes, M.B.A.
Terrie Fox Wetle, Ph.D.

HONORARY AND EMERITI DIRECTORS
Hadley C. Ford, Sc.B., M.B.A.
Chair, Emeritus
Diana Jacobs Kalman
Chair, Emerita
Senator John H. Glenn
Honorary Director
George M. Martin, M.D.
Scientific Director, Emeritus
Diane A. Nixon
Vice Chair, Emerita

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul F. Agris, Ph.D.
Nir Barzilai, M.D.
Deputy Scientific Director
Marie A. Bernard, M.D.
Federal Liaison - ex-officio
Caroline S. Blaum, M.D., M.S.
Deputy Medical Officer
Mark R. Collins
Gaetano Crepaldi, M.D.
Helen K. Edelberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Jay M. Edelberg, M.D., Ph.D.
William J. Evans, Ph.D.
Linda P. Fried, M.D., M.P.H.
Alexandra L. Gatje
William J. Hall, M.D.
Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D.
Thomas G. Kahn, C.F.A.
Peter Kimmelman
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H.
Stefania Maggi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Rick A. Martinez, M.D.
Allen W. Mead, M.D.
S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.
Clarence Pearson, M.P.H.
Norman R. Relkin, M.D., Ph.D.
Corinne H. Rieder, Ed.D.
Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D.
Richard L. Sprott, Ph.D.
Hume R. Steyer, J.D.
John T. Watters, M.B, Ch.B.
Joyce M. Yaeger
Gary L. Zwerling, M.B.A.

Stephanie Lederman, Ed.M.
Executive Director

*deceased

Staff

Stephanie Lederman
Executive Director

Shelley Binder
Senior Director of Philanthropy

Riki Blum
Finance Director

John Chaich
Communications Officer

Catherine Cullar
Administrative Manager

Carley Davenport
Program Associate, Communications and Development

Hattie Herman
Program Officer

Jillian Patton
Grant Programs Associate

Odette van der Willik
Deputy Executive Director and Director, Grant Programs



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