Boards

Board of Directors

Executive Board Members

President
Robert Fishman
Producer/Director, CBS Sports
New York, NY

Vice President
Elaine Textor
Philanthropist
Locust Valley, NY

Treasurer
Andrew Robin
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Secretary
Leigh Hampton
Producer
New York, NY

Christina Merrill, C.S.W.
Executive Director
The Bone Marrow Foundation
New York, NY

Charlotte Moss
Designer
New York, NY

Board of Trustees

Seun Adebiyi, Esq.
Founder, Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria
New York, NY

Jonathan Alter
Senior Editor/Columnist
Newsweek
New York, NY

Deirdre Cossman
Writer/Editor/Television Producer
New York, NY

Lisa M. Eastman
Philanthropist
Locust Valley, NY

Aimee Eberle
Philanthropist
Muttontown, NY

Vasilianna Fakiris
Social Worker/Philanthropist
Flowerhill, NY

Evan Handler
Actor/Author
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Kasper
Jefferies & Company
New York, NY

Honorary Trustee

Mikhail S. Gorbachev
President, International Foundation for
Socio-Economic and Political Studies
President, Green Cross International

Jane Holzer
Philanthropist
New York, NY

Harry J. Pearce
Chairman, Board of Directors
MDU Resources
Troy, MI


Associate Board

Chair
Lisa Sullivan

Matti & Jennifer Anttila
Meg Braff
Deirdre Cossman
Kathleen Crowley
Kelly DeGennero
Lisa Eastman
Anna Evans
Vasilianna Fakiris
Tara & Jeff Fishman
Kate Friedman
Lesley Koeppel
Robert Merrill
Marie Napoli
Kate O’Neill
Cheryl Robin
Hollis F. Russell
Mara Shore
Veronica Wu


Medical Advisory Board

Chair
Joseph Antin, MD
Chief, Adult Oncology Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Members
Brian L. Abbott, MD
Medical Director of Palliative Medicine
Sletten Cancer Institute

Linda Abramovitz, RN, MSN
Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic, Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of California, San Francisco

Allison Adler, RN, MSN, OCN
Duke University
Transplant Coordinator, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant

Barbara Adler-Brecher, MS , cGC, CHTC
Coordinator, Unrelated Donor Search Services, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Hackensack University Medical Center

Mounzer E. Agha, MD
Director, Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers
Clinical Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Centers

Kristine Ahlberg, RN, BSN, OCN, CHTC
Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator, Cancer Center Clinics
University of California, Davis Medical Center

Tauseef Ahmed, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Westchester Medical Center

Zahir Ali, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
Emory University Hospital

Kristy Applegate, MBA, CHTC
BMT Project Manager
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Jeffery J. Auletta, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Director, Host Defense Program
Hematology/Oncology/BMT & Infectious Diseases;
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics at
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

David Avigan, MD
Director, Hematologic Malignancies/Bone Marrow Transplant
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Rajinder Bajwa, MBBS, MD, MRCP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University
Department Of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Ruthee-Lu Bayer, MD
Director of Stem Cell Transplantation
North Shore LIJ Health System

Scott I. Bearman, MD
Clinical Director, Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Diana Beavers, RN
Transplant Coordinator, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Samrawit Berhane
Transplant Coordinator, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Children’s National Medical Center

Monica Bhatia, MD
Pediatric Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Columbia University Medical Center

Joel A. Brochstein, MD, FAAP
Associate Chief for Cellular Therapy, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation,
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Karyn Jean Brundige, MSN, CPNP, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Mark W. Brunvand, MD
Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center

Thai M. Cao, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope National Medical Center

Richard E. Champlin, MD
Chairman, Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Chief, Division of Cellular Therapy/BMT
Duke University

Allen Chen, MD, PhD, MHS
Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation
Associate Professor, Oncology and Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
Hematology/Oncology
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mei Cheung, RN, BSN, OCN, CHTC
Nurse Coordinator, Unrelated Donor Search Program
City of Hope National Medical Center

Peter F. Coccia, MD
Ittner Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kelly Cole, MSN, RN, OCN, CNL
Oncology Clinical Nurse Leader
Medical City Dallas Hospital

Laurence J.N. Cooper, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatric Oncology
Chief, Pediatric Cell Therapy
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children’s Cancer Hospital

Caroline A. Costello, MBA, BSN, RN, CPON
Nursing Education Coordinator, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
Children’s Hospital Boston

Morton J. Cowan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Allergy, Immunology, and Blood and Marrow Transplant Division
University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital

Pamela Crilley, DO
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Hahnemann University Hospital

Denise Cummings, RN, BSN, CHTC
Nurse Coordinator, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jignesh Dalal, MD
Associate Division Director, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
The Children’s Mercy Hospital

Rebecca Dame, RN
Moffitt Cancer Center
BMT Nurse Coordinator

Nicholas C. D’Cunha, MD, FACP
Medical Director Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Associate Professor in Medicine
Texas Tech University, Health Science Centre

Mark DeNinno, RN, BSN
Moffitt Cancer Center
BMT Nurse Coordinator II, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Program Director, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University

Karen Dubel, RN, BSN, CHTC, CCRC
Transplant Program Coordinator, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

John R. Edwards, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Donna Eichna, RN, OCN
Transplant Center Coordinator
INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Suzanne R. Fanning, DO
Director, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant
GHS Cancer Institute, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Sherif Farag, MBBS, PhD
Director, Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Associate Director for Clinical Research
IU Simon Cancer Center

Karen Farwell, BS, BA, CHTC
Unrelated Donor Search Coordinator
OTTRbmt System Administrator Collection Center Coordinator
The Univeristy of Arizona Health Network

William Ferguson, MD
Medical Director of the Bob Costas Cancer Center;
Director of Hematology/Oncology and Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

James L.M. Ferrara, MD
Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sara A. Flickner, RN, BSN, OCN
Administrator, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Lisa Fox, RN, OCN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Marrow Transplant Unit
VA Puget South Heath Care System/Seattle Division

Haydar Frangoul, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Steven Fruchtman, MD
Senior Vice President
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Henry Fung, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Coleman Foundation Blood and Marrow Transplant Center
Rush University Medical Center

Amy M. Garee RN, MS, PNP
Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Hem/Onc/BMT Division, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Alfred P. Gillio, MD
Section Chief, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center

Sergio Giralt, MD
Chief, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Diane Gissinger, RN, MSN, OCN, CHTC
BMT Nurse Coordinator
North Shore University Hospital

Cecilia Gladbach, RN, BSN, CPON, CHTC
Stem Cell Transplant Coordinator
Children’s Medical Center, Dallas

Londia Goff, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.

Renee Gorczyca, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute

Kelly Gray, RN, BSN
Transplant Coordinator, Baptist Blood & Marrow Transplant Program
Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis

Rebecca Gueco-Tolentino, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
New York-Presbyterian, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Gregory Hale, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Physician
All Children’s Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Elana Hamburger-Smilow, CPNP
Transplant Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NYP

Adrienne Harrison, CHTC
Supervisor, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinators
Massachusetts General Hospital

Elizabeth Harvey, RN, CHTC
Blood & Marrow Transplant Coordinator, National Marrow Donor Program Collection Center Coordinator
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Christina Havey, RN, BSN
Rush University Medical Center

Ria Hawks, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON
Transplant Center Coordinator
The Children’s Hospital of New York

Christine Scura Iovino, RN, MS, FNP-BC
NYP/Columbia University Medical Center
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

Luis Isola, MD
Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Mount Sinai Hospital

David Jacobsohn, MD, ScM
Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Children’s National Medical Center, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Madan Jagasia, MBBS, MS
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Hematology-SCT
Director, Out Patient Transplant Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Roy B. Jones, MD, PhD
Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP
Professor, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic

David Kaminetzky, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center, Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Neena Kapoor, MD
Clinical Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Leslie S. Kean, MD/PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
and The Emory Transplant Center, Department of Surgery Co-Director, Children’s Transplant Immunology and Immune Therapeutics Center
Director, BMT Division of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Emory University School of Medicine

Edna F. Klinger, RN, BS, CPHON, CHTC
Blood and Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Christine Koch, RN, BSN
Allogeneic Transplant Coordinator, Hematological Malignancies & Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Cindy Kramer, BSN, RN, OCN
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Manager
Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Transplant Program

Andrew Kung, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Columbia University Medical Center
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Director, Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program
Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Duke University Medical Center

Tidi Lambert, RN, MN, OCN
Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
University of California, Los Angeles

Leslie E. Lehmann, MD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program
Dana Farber Children’s Hospital Cancer Center
Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Michael Lill, MD
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Deborah J. Liney, RN
Technical Director, Unrelated Donor/Transplant Programs
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD
Director, Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine,
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Aaron C. Logan, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Assistant Professor (Hematology/BMT)

Judith Luck, MSN, ARNP, CHTC
BMT Nurse Practitioner/Coordinator, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Memorial Hospital West

Fataneh Majlessipour, MD
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Samual Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Markus Mapara, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine;
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program at
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Wendi Martinez, RN, OCN
Transplant Center Coordinator
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Philip McCarthy, MD
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Linda McVay, CHTC
NMDP Coordinator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kenneth R. Meehan, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Jo Meekins, RN, BSN
Transplant Coordinator
Texas Transplant Institute

Susan D. Miller, RN
Clinical Coordinator, Cell Transplant Program
Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh’s First Magnet Hospital

Sarah Mountney, RN, BSN, OCN
Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Coordinator
Interim Nurse Manager, BMT Outpatient Program
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida

Steven M Neudorf, MD
Clinical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Kathleen Neves, RN, BSN, CHTC
Allogeneic BMT Nurse Coordinator
USC Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Ellen Neylon, RN, CCRP, OCN
NYU Langone Cancer Center

Stephen D. Nimer, MD
Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD
Chief, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP
Cancer Center Director
Hackensack University Medical Center

Paul Pitel, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Pediatrics), Nemours Clinic/Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Brittni Prosdocimo, RN, BSN
Program Manager, Stem Cell Transplant
UPMC HSCT Program, Hillman Cancer Center

Hemalatha Rangarajan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Voravit Ratanatharathorn, MD
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Co-Director, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Director, JP McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank
Karmanos Cancer Center

Gail Risley, RN, CHTC
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Lynn D. Root, RN
BMT Coordinator, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Joseph Rosenthal, MD
Barron Hilton Professor and Chair in Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center

Virginia Ross, RN
Nurse Coordinator
Mount Sinai Hospital

Scott Rowley, MD
Chief, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Hackensack Medical Center

Peggy A. Russell, RN, CHTC
Allogeneic Nurse Coordinator
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center

Indira Sahdev, MD
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Section Head, Stem Cell Transplantation;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Christy Satterlee, CHTC
Manager, Intake for Related and Unrelated Transplants
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Michael W. Schuster, MD
Director, Bone Marrow & Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Stonybrook Medical Center

Eileen Scigliano, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Mount Sinai Hospital

Stuart Seropian, MD
Assistant Professor, Section of Medical Oncology
Yale University School of Medicine

Tsiporah Shore, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Clinical Director of the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital

Lori Short
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Nurse Coordinator

Sue Short
Nurse Coordinator, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Micah A. Skeens RN MS PNP
Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Hem/Onc/BMT Division, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Franklin Smith, III, MD
Director, Hematology/Oncology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Thomas R. Spitzer, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Ranier Storb, MD
Program Head – Clinical Research
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Roger Strair, MD
Hematology
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Sharon Swift, RN, CHTC
Unrelated Adult and Pediatric Program, James P Wilmot Cancer Center
Nurse Coordinator, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Strong Memorial Hospital
University of Rochester Medical Center

Diana Tate, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Joanne Taylor
Nurse Coordinator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Scott Urban, RN
Transplant Center Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Koen van Besien, MD
Director, Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
New York-Presbyterian
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Marcel R.M. van den Brink, MD, PhD
Alan Houghton Chair in Immunology
Head, Division of Hematologic Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Patricia VanStrien, RN, MSN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Program Coordinator, Blood and Marrow Transplant

William P. Vaughan, MD, MBA
Professor, Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Associate Director for Clinical Affairs, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mati Vizcaino, RN, CHTC
Transplant Center Coordinator
All Children’s Hospital

Georgia B. Vogelsang, MD
Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
James C. Wade, MD, MPH
Chief, Neoplastic Diseases and Related Disorders
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

Edmund Waller, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Hematology and Oncology
Emory University Hospital, Winship Cancer Institute

Patricia Wang, RN, OCN
Transplant Coordinator
Florida Center for Cellular Therapy at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Susan Webb, RN, OCN
Manager BMT Program
GHS Cancer Institute, Outpatient Transplant Unit

Nan Werther, MS, CPNP, CPON
Transplant Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer Wilder, RN, BSN, OCN, CHTC
Search, Procurement, and Outcomes Coordinator
NIH Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
Clinical Monitoring Research Program
National Institutes of Health

Stephanie Williams, MD
Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital / Spectrum Health

John R. Wingard, MD
Price Eminent Scholar and Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director for Research
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Florida Shands Cancer Center
University of Florida College of Medicine

Lolie Yu, MD
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Professor
Division Chief & Director, Pediatric Heme-Onc & HSCT Program
Children’s Hospital/LSUHSC

Ruby Yusay, RN
Bone Marrow Transplantation Coordinator (Adult)
Montefiore – Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Jasmine Zain, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center