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
Ann M. Connolly, M.B.A.
Treasurer
Charles Beever, M.B.A.
Secretary
Kevin J. Lee, Ph.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 

Paul F. Agris, Ph.D.
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

Laura M. Barzilai, J.D., LL.M.
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.
Jay M. Edelberg, M.D., Ph.D.
William J. Evans, Ph.D.
Alexandra L. Gatje
William J. Hall, M.D.
Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D.
Thomas G. Kahn, C.F.A.
Peter Kimmelman
James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.
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.
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

Riki Blum
Finance Director

John Chaich
Director of Communications

Harold Chapman
Bookkeeper

Catherine Cullar
Administrative Manager

Ross Heidecker
Associate Development Officer

Hattie Herman
Program Officer

Gemma Martinelli
Communications and Development Associate 

Karen Wenderoff
Director of Development

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



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