Board Leadership—ICAN’s Boards and Councils

Board of Trustees

  • Sherry Weinstein, Chair
  • Marcia K. Horn, JD, President and CEO
  • Robert H. Tamis, MD, Vice President and Chair, Information Technology Initiatives
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chair, ICAN Leadership Council
  • Carey Gregory, Recording Secretary and Chair, Board Governance
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Honorary Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Scott M. Khan, PhD, Advisor
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq., Founding Chairman
  • Joan Weil, Chair, Special Advisor

Texas Board of Advisors

  • Chuck Clayton, Chairman

Advisors to Boards and Councils

  • Linda Boatwright
  • Scott Kent Knauer

Honorary International Chairman

  • Marc Mondavi

International Corporate Council

  • Robert T. Hanlon, PhD, Honorary Co-Chair

Founding Chairman

  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq.

Founding Trustees

  • Nancy Williams Bonnett, Esq.
  • William F. Buck, IV**
  • I. Douglas Dunipace, Esq.
  • Kim J. Giese, CPA
  • Carol Ginsberg
  • Gary Peter Klahr, J.D.**
  • Fred** and Gertrude Rosen**
  • Steve Shluker
  • William J. Timmons
  • Earl E. Weeks, Esq.**
  • Floyd Williams, Jr.**

** Of Cherished Memory

Honorary Trustees

  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Chair
  • Ellen and William Goldstandt
  • Bunnie Marks
  • Marlene and Eugene Shapiro
  • Suzie and Johnny Williams

Trustees Emeriti

  • Don W. DeMichele, PhD**
  • John Blasko
  • Carolyn Sechler, CPA

Chairmen Emeriti

  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq.
  • Jewell McFarland Lewis, PhD**
  • Jay G. Alderson, Jr.  

ICAN Leadership Council

  • Cathy Dalzell, Chair
  • Joan Weil, Past Chair, National Board of Governors
  • Annie Achee
  • Mitchell D. Achee, MD
  • Raymond C. Adler, III
  • Ronni Anderson
  • Richard G, Anderson
  • Diana Andree, Advisor, Speical Events
  • Heather Anton
  • Valerie August
  • Shari Baker
  • Michael Beacham, Special Events Chair (Exon 20 Group)
  • Kim Beller
  • Linda Bergthold
  • Timothy Blake
  • Martell and Katina Bland
  • Andrew J. Brown, Jr., Chairman, Diversity Issues, Underserved Patient Populations and Clinical Trials Enrollment
  • Rene Boze  
  • Diana Cameron
  • Chuck Clayton, Chair, Texas Board of Advisors
  • Gail M. Curry
  • Darlene DeFranze
  • Paul Engler
  • Susan Fielder
  • Bob Fisher
  • Mary Lou Hamilton, Special Advisor, Golf Invitationals
  • Brion Hartwig
  • Jeff Haymes
  • Ada and Ronald Jacobowitz, PhD
  • Allison Johnson
  • Wendy Look
  • Amy Magaziner
  • Rob Maver
  • Robert Masyczek, Past Chairman, Northern California Golf Invitational
  • Akiko Mitsui
  • Renate Mousseux
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Margery Nelson
  • Sally Ann O'Connor
  • Linda Propper
  • Lisa Rinaldi-Palestrini
  • Frank Ramirez
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Barbara Reimer, Robert W. Reimer Biomarkers Center Project at ICAN
  • Barbara Rigdon, Co-Chair, Northern California Golf Invitational and Wine Fundraisers
  • Shirley Rodriguez
  • Nikki Serafin
  • Patricia Sklar, Inaugural Chair, Northern California Golf Invitational
  • Patrick Strong
  • Paul Thompson
  • Kim Emerson Thorsteinson and Tim Thorsteinson
  • Mary Kay Turner, Liaison to the Life Sciences Council
  • Jen Tyson
  • Johnny and Suzie Williams, Honorary Trustees
  • Jeff Veness, Immediate Past Chairman, Northern California Golf Invitational
  • John Youngberg, Advisor

Exon 20 Group Board of Advisors

  • Robert T. Hanlon, PhD, Chairs
  • Michael G. Beacham
  • Carey Gold
  • Colleen Hanlon
  • Denise Hanlon
  • Martha Hanlon
  • Tom Hanlon
  • Marcia Horn
  • Margaret and Rich Ingraham
  • Christy Roberson
  • Tracy Stauffer
  • Colleen Zogby, RN

ICAN Ambassadors for International Patient Services

  • Popo Danes (Indonesia)
  • Fernando Ferrer, Chairman, Hispanic and Ibero-American Communities Council
  • Bruria Harel (Israel)
  • Vikram Jakhar (India)
  • Nathan Nagel (UK)
  • Amanda Quarshie, MD (Africa)
  • Anak Agung Gede Rai (Indonesia)
  • Barbara Reimer (Canada)
  • Rui Wang, MD (China)

Biomarkers Council

  • Scott M. Kahn, PhD Chairman
  • Eric J. Thompson, PhD Vice Chairman; Director, Molecular Profiling
  • Roger D. Klein, MD, JD Vice Chairman, Senior Advisor, Molecular Pathology, Legal Issues
  • Viktor Adalsteinsson, PhD Senior Advisor, Sequencing and Circulating Tumor Cells
  • Carl Barrett, PhD Senior Advisor, Oncology
  • Shelly Blam, PhD Senior Advisor, Cancer Biology
  • Chirantan Bose, PhD Senior Advisor, Tumor Profiling
  • Neil Butters, PhD Director, Biomarkers Literature Collation
  • Anton Buzdin, PhD Senior Advisor, Genomics and Cellular Networks
  • Olli Carpen, MD, PhD Senior Advisor, Pathology and Diagnostics
  • Berwyn Clarke, PhD Senior Scientific Advisor, Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Barbara Clendenen, BSc, MSc Senior Advisor, Institutional Review Board Issues
  • Margery Connelly, PhD, MBA Senior Advisor, Biochemical Biomarkers
  • Dmitry N. Derkach MD, PhD Senior Advisor, Genomic Screening
  • Charles DiComo, PhD Senior Advisor, Prostate Cancer
  • Fernando Ferrer, MBA International Pharmaceutical Outreach and Special Advisor,
  • ICAN-Latin America Patient Engagement Issues
  • Maria Fe Paz, MD Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Jessica Geahlen, PhD Senior Advisor, Genomics and Gastrointestinal Cancer Issues
  • Laura Housman, MPH, MBA Senior Advisor, Regulatory Issues
  • Jason (Gang) Jin, PhD Senior Scientific Advisor, Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Minji Jo, PhD Senior Advisor, Patient Advocacy
  • Ronald Jubin, PhD Senior Scientific Advisor, Immunology and Cancer Virology
  • Boaz Kurtis, MD Senior Advisor, Cancer Diagnostics
  • Zhongwu Lai, PhD Senior Advisor, Targeted Therapies and Biomarkers
  • Han Liang, PhD Senior Advisor, Personalized Medicine
  • Raja Luthra, PhD Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Kamala Kalyani Maddali, DVM, PhD Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Nupur Mehrotra, MBBS, PGD Senior Advisor, Drug Development
  • Joshua Miller, PhD Senior Advisor, Lung Cancer
  • LaVerne Mooney, DrPH Senior Advisor, Epidemiology and Publications
  • Sethu Narayanan, PhD Senior Advisor, Rare Malignancies
  • Stephen Naylor, PhD Senior Advisor, Personalized Medicine
  • Takashi Niwa, MD Senior Advisor, Lung Cancer, Japan
  • Oscar Puig, PhD Senior Scientific Advisor, Translational Clinical Research 
  • Richa Rajwanshi, MD Senior Advisor, Patient Safety
  • Vivek Rajwanshi, PhD Senior Advisor, Medicinal Chemistry
  • David Richardson, BSE, PSM Senior Advisor, Molecular profiling
  • Mathias Schulz, MD, MBA Senior Advisor, Hematology
  • David Shames, PhD Senior Advisor, Novel Therapeutics
  • Yu Shi, PhD Senior Advisor, Tumor Microenvironment
  • Eve Shinbrot, PhD Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Linda Strause, PhD   Director, Biotechnology
  • Mike Thompson, MD, PhD Senior Advisor, Rare Malignancies
  • Chip Van Sant, PhD Senior Advisor, Predictive Biomarkers
  • Nic Waddell, PhD Senior Advisor, Precision Analytics
  • Lei Wang, PhD Senior Advisor, ImmunoOncology
  • Hans Winkler, PhD Senior Advisor, Oncology Biomarkers
  • Shannon Winski, PhD Senior Advisor, Translational Medicine

International Physicians Advisory Council

Surgical Oncology Council

  • Björn Brücher, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS, Chairman
  • Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Richard J. Gray, MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Barbara A. Pockaj, MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Serife Simsek MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Rui Wang, MD, General Surgery
operating room surgeons
Björn Brücher, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

Medical Oncology Council

  • John S. Link, MD, Breast Oncology
  • Larry L. Bans, MD, Urology
  • Linda Benaderet, DO, Medical Oncology
  • Mitesh Borad, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Matthew Borst, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Andrew J. Buresh, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Wishwdeep Dhillon, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Michael S. Gordon, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Jeffrey D. Isaacs, MD, Hematology/Oncology
  • Shumei Kato, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Han-Ting Lin, MD, Medical Oncology, Special Advisor, Asia
  • Robert A. Nagourney, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Sandip Patel, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Michael S. Roberts, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Ashish Sangal, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Abby B. Siegel, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Shiva Singhal, MD Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology Council

  • Nicholes E. Flores, MD
  • Jerry Lucas, MD
  • Coral Quiet, MD

Radiology Council

  • Mitchell Achee, MD and Greg Goldstein, MD, Co-Chairmen
  • Gulab Shah, MD
  • John Simon, MD
  • Michele West, MD

Interventional Radiology Council

  • Charlie O. Nutting, DO, Chairman
  • Fabio Komlos, MD, Interventional Radiology

Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Council

  • Anthony M. Magliocco, MD, Chairman
  • Arthur Sitelman, MD, Special Advisor, Anatomic Pathology Issues
  • E. Robert Wassman, MD, FAAP, FACMG, Senior Advisor, Genomics
  • Qingmei Xie, MD, Special Advisor, Hematopathology and Laboratory Medicine

Special Advisors to the ICAN Professional Councils

  • Joseph Brenner, MD, Special Advisor, Novel Therapies, Israel
  • Maryam Hasan, MD, Internal Medicine  
  • Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, Neurology
  • Edward J. Perrin, MD, Geriatric Issues
  • Amanda Quarshie, MD, Special Advisor, Africa
  • Daniel Remen, MD, Special Advisor, Pain Management and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Svetlana R. Rubakovic, MD, FACP, Special Advisor, Melanoma
  • Daniel Rubin, ND, Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Integrative Oncology
  • Valerie Sorkin-Wells, MD, Gynecology
  • Lisa Jo Stearns, MD, Anesthesiology and Supportive Care Issues

Scientific Advisory Council

  • G. Robert Pettit, Ph.D., Chairman
  • Kevin G. Pinney, Ph.D., Vice Chairman
  • Vivek Rajwanshi, PhD Biomarkers Council, Senior Advisor, Medicinal Chemistry

Attorneys' Council

  • Mark H. Kolman, Esq., Chairman
  • Kirk T. Hartley, Esq., Co-Chairman

Hispanic and Ibero-American Communities Council

  • Fernando Ferrer, Chairman

ICAN Golf Invitational Tournament Committee 2020-2021

  • Wendy Look and Cathy Dalzell, Tournament Chairs
  • Linda Propper, Auction Chair
  • Len Landsbaum, Sponsorships Committee
  • Rob Maver, Advisor and Past Tournament Chair
  • Gene Shapiro, Advisor and Past Tournament Chair
  • Steven Sykes, Immediate Past Chair and Advisor
  • Bonnie O’Day, RN, Registration Chair
  • Robert McClellan, Raffle and Welcome CommitteeChair
  • Tracy Hail, Grayhawk Golf Club, Tournament Operations
  • Joan Golden, Auction Interface and Collateral Materials
  • Brenda J. Berliner, Special Projects
  • Marilyn Larson, Registration Committee
  • Colleen DiSanto, Registration Committee
  • Scott Biller, Auction Gifts
  • Jeff Haymes, Photography
  • Lisa Rinaldi-Palestrini, Favors Committee

Immediate Past Chairs
Liberty Mutual Invitational

  • Wendy Look, Cathy Dalzell, and Michael Friedman 2018
  • Steven Sykes, 2016-2017
  • Jason Gard, 2014-2015
  • Gail M. Curry, 2013
  • Rob Maver and Robert Schlosser, 2012
  • Eugene B. Shapiro, 2011
  • Jim Grant, 2010

Speakers’ Bureau

  • Cynthia Adam
  • Shari Baker
  • Shelley Blam, PhD
  • Martell and Katina Bland
  • Andrew J. Brown, Jr.
  • Diana Cameron
  • Maeve Carr
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Fernando Ferrer
  • Robert T. Hanlon, PhD
  • Kristen Leniz
  • Katie McLaughlin
  • Lisa Rinaldi Palestrini
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq. 
  • Robert H. Tamis, MD


  • Sherry Weinstein

Independent Certified Public Accountants and Bookkeeping Services

  • Duane Eckelberg, CPA, Eckelberg & Weinshienk PC
  • Carolyn Sechler, CPA, Sechler CPA PLC, Special Advisor  
  • Brigitte Serrano, Buy the Hour Bookkeeping

Virtual Office/Foundation Advisor

  • Carolyn S. Sechler, CPA, Sechler CPA PLC (virtual office and technology issues)

Leadership Development, Strategic Planning Resources, and ICAN Mentoring Program Advisors

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