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 and Remission Coach® Programs
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chair, Advisory Council
  • Carey Gregory, Recording Secretary and Chair, Board Governance
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Honorary Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Linda Jenckes, Chair, Federal Affairs and Strategic Alliances**
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq., Founding Chairman
  • Jayne Sanders, Advisor
  • Joan Weil, Chair, Special Advisor

** Of Cherished Memory

California Board of Advisors

  • Jeff Veness, Chairman

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

  • Kevin M. Hanlon and Robert T. Hanlon, PhD, Honorary Co-Chairmen

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
  • Janet and Clive Cussler
  • 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.  

Exon 20 Group Board of Advisors

  • Kevin M. Hanlon and 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 Advisory Council

  • Cathy Dalzell, Chair
  • Rene Boze  
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Gail M. Curry
  • Darlene DeFranze
  • Brion Hartwig
  • Jeff Haymes
  • Ada and Ronald Jacobowitz, PhD
  • Amy Magaziner
  • Rob Maver
  • Renate Mousseux
  • Sally Ann O'Connor
  • Myra Richman
  • Shirley Rodriguez
  • Michel Sarda
  • Brian J. Schade
  • Nikki Serafin
  • Gregg Suskin
  • Aaron Thomas
  • Kelly Boze Thomas
  • Donna Wheeler

National Leadership Council

  • Joan Weil, Chair
  • Annie Achee
  • Mitchell D. Achee, M.D.
  • Raymond C. Adler, III
  • Ronni Anderson
  • Richard G. Anderson
  • Diana Andree
  • Valerie August
  • Michael Beacham, Chairman, New York Events (Exon 20 Group)
  • Linda Bergthold
  • Andrew J. Brown, Jr., Chairman, Diversity Issues, Underserved Patient Populations and Clinical Trials Enrollment
  • Patricia Chisholm, JD
  • Jay Cimino
  • Mike and Janette Cimino
  • Chuck Clayton, Chairman, Texas Board of Advisors
  • Gail M. Curry
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chairman, Advisory Council
  • Ron Dans 
  • Susan Fielder
  • Carey Gregory, Liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Chairman, Honorary Trustees
  • Allison Johnson
  • Robert Masyczek, Chairman, Northern California/Napa Valley Events
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Lisa Rinaldi-Palestrini
  • Frank Ramirez
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Barbara Reimer, Robert W. Reimer Biomarkers Center Project at ICAN
  • Barbara Rigdon, Co-Chair, Northern California/Napa Valley Events
  • Patricia Sklar
  • Paul Thompson
  • Mary Kay Turner, Liaison to the Life Sciences Council
  • Johnny and Suzie Williams, Honorary Trustees
  • Jeff Veness, Liaison to the California Board of Advisors
  • John Youngberg

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, Ph.D., Chairman
  • Viktor Adalsteinsson, Senior Advisor, Sequencing and Circulating Tumor Cells
  • J. Carl Barrett, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Oncology
  • Shelley B. Blam, PhD, Senior Advisor, Cancer Biology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Neil Butters, Ph.D., Director, Biomarkers Literature Collation
  • Berwyn Clarke, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Advisor, Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Barbara Clendenen, Senior Advisor, Institutional Review Board Issues
  • Charles J. DiComo, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Prostate Cancer
  • Fernando Ferrer, MBA, International Pharmaceutical Outreach and Special Advisor, ICAN-Latin America Patient Engagement Issues
  • Jason Jin, Ph.D. Senior Scientific Advisor, Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Ronald G. Jubin, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Advisor, Immunology and Cancer Virology
  • Rajyalakshmi (Raja) Luthra, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Ajay K. Malik, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Cancer Cell Biology
  • Sethu Narayanan, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Rare Malignancies
  • Stephen Naylor, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Personalized Medicine
  • Shannon R. Payne, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Colon and GI Cancers
  • Oscar Puig, PhD., Senior Scientific Advisor, Translational Clinical Research 
  • David S. Shames, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Novel Therapeutics
  • Linda G. Strause, Ph.D., Director, Biotechnology
  • Eric J. Thompson, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Profiling
  • Michael Thompson, MD, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Rare Malignancies
  • Chip Van Sant, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Predictive Biomarkers
  • Hans Winkler, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Oncology Biomarkers

International Physicians Advisory Council

bb Björn Brücher, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

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

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
  • Michael S. Gordon, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Lanny Hecker, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Jeffrey D. Isaacs, MD, Hematology/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

Radiation Oncology Council

  • Nicholes E. Flores, MD, Chairman
  • Coral Quiet, MD

Radiology Council

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

Radiogenomics Council

  • Ronald S. Korn, MD, PhD, Chairman

Interventional Radiology Council

  • Charlie O. Nutting, DO, Chairman

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 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

Biotech Council

  • Linda G. Strause, PhD, Chairman

Scientific Advisory Council

  • G. Robert Pettit, Ph.D., Chairman
  • Kevin G. Pinney, Ph.D., Vice Chairman

Clinical Oncology Research Advisory Council (CORAC)

  • ICAN is currently recruiting a national chairman

Planned Giving Council

  • Cecilia C. Zoltanski, Chair     

Attorneys' Council

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

Hispanic and Ibero-American Communities Council

  • Fernando Ferrer, Chairman

Honorary Chairs, California Board of Advisors

  • The Honorable Bill Dodd
    Member, California Assembly
  • The Honorable John Dunbar
    Mayor of Yountville
  • The Honorable Jill Techel
    Mayor of Napa 
  • The Honorable Mike Thompson
    Member of Congress

California Board of Advisors 
   Jeff Veness, Chairman

  • Diana Andree
  • Heather Anton
  • Shari Baker
  • Kim Beller
  • Linda Bergthold
  • Timothy Blake
  • Diana Cameron
  • Lynne Cory
  • Paul Engler
  • Susan Fielder
  • Bob Fisher
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
  • Bob Masyczek
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Margery Nelson
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Barbara Rigdon
  • Patricia Sklar
  • Patrick Strong
  • Kim Emerson Thorsteinson and Tim Thorsteinson
  • Jen Tyson
  • Katie Winter
  • John Youngberg

Liberty Mutual Golf Invitational 2019

  • Wendy Look and Cathy Dalzell, Chairs
  • Michael Friedman, Co-Chair
  • Brenda J. Berliner
  • Scott Biller
  • Melissa Geiser
  • Jeff Haymes
  • Len Landsbaum
  • Amy Magaziner
  • Kim McCormick
  • Rob Maver
  • Robert McClellan
  • Bonnie O'Day
  • Lisa Rinaldi-Palestrini
  • Gene Shapiro
  • Sreeja Sasidharan

Immediate Past Chairmen
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

ICAN Northern California Golf and Dinner Events

  • Bob Masyczek, Chairman
  • Diana Andree
  • Kim Beller
  • Paul Engler
  • Bob Fisher
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
  • Barbara Rigdon, Co-Chairman
  • Lisa Rinaldi-Palestrini
  • John Youngberg

Speakers’ Bureau

  • Cynthia Adam
  • Shari Baker
  • Shelley Blam, PhD
  • Andrew J. Brown, Jr.
  • Diana Cameron
  • Maeve Carr
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Ron Dans
  • Fernando Ferrer
  • Kevin M. Hanlon
  • Robert T. Hanlon, PhD
  • Bobbi Johnson
  • Karen Jones
  • Katie McLaughlin
  • 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 Programs

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