Board of Directors

Alfred Slanetz

Alfred Slanetz, Ph.D. | Chairman of the Board
President & CEO
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Ed West, Esq.

Edward West, Esq. | Board Treasurer
Law Offices of Edward S. West

Judy Barnhard NFCR Chairman

Judith P. Barnhard
Senior Vice President/Director
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC

Dr. Karen Burke

Karen Burke, M.D.
Clinical Professor and Research Scientist
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York

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Lance Kawaguchi
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation


Brian R. Leyland-Jones, MBBS, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer,
AIM-HI Accelerator Fund

Scientific Advisors


Webster K. Cavenee
Director of Strategic Alliances in Central Nervous System Cancers, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, San Diego
Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego

Frederick Alt NFCR

Frederick W. Alt
Director, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital,
Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital,
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School


Ruggero De Maria
President, Alliance Against Cancer;
Director, Institute of Pathology, Catholic University;
Rome, Italy

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Susan Band Horwitz
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Scott Lippman

Scott Lippman, M.D.
Director, Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health


Kanaga Sabapathy
Head, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research
National Cancer Center Singapore

Thea Tlsty, Ph.D.

Thea Tlsty
Professor of Pathology & Director of the Center for Translational Research in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer, University of California San Francisco
Director for the Program in Cell Cycling and Signaling, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Peter Vogt
Executive Vice President, Chief Science Officer, and Professor
The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California

Council of Advisors

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.

NFCR CEO Emeritus

Alice-Anne Birch
Daffodils & Diamonds

Caroline F. Cole
Daffodils & Diamonds

Charlie Weatherspoon
Chief Executive Officer
Integral CFO Services LLC

Cristina Campabadal
President & CEO
CCS Finanzas

Dorothy F. Elicker
The Lucy Fund for Metastatic Cancer Research

Jennifer J. Soltesz
Daffodils & Diamonds

Judith A. Franlin
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Lyn Brown
Daffodils & Diamonds

Marianne Bouldin
Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

Mark Baran
Founder & President
Net Lease 1031, LLC 

Robin Wang
Opera Singer, Angel Investor and Philanthropist

William Werkmeister
Venture Capitalist and Partner

Executive Team

Management Team

  • Hartmann (2)

    Hali Hartmann, Ph.D.

  • Zeting

    Zeting Wang

  • Jane Sui

    Jane Sui

  • Deena Faruki NFCR

    Deena Faruki

  • Julia Felts

    Julia Felts

  • JoJo Huang NFCR

    Jojo Huang

Join Our Team

The National Foundation for Cancer Research seeks unpaid interns and candidates for full-time positions.

If you are a highly-motivated and detail-oriented individual interested in joining an organization that believes in Research for a Cure, please email your resume and cover letter to