Board of Directors

Stuart Match Suna

Stuart Match Suna
Chairperson
New York, New York

 

Stuart Match Suna, Chairperson of the National Board of Directors of the Children's Tumor Foundation, is co-owner and President of Silvercup Studios, the Northeast's largest independent, full-service film/television production facility. Silvercup is currently home to such popular TV series as Girls, Person of Interest, Elementary, White Collar and the highly anticipated The Michael J. Fox Show. Other well-known productions filmed at the studios include 30 Rock, Gossip Girls, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Devil Wears Prada and When Harry Met Sally, plus hundreds of commercials annually.

Annette Bakker, PhD

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Annette Bakker, PhD
President and Chief Scientific Officer
New York, NY

Annette Bakker, the Children's Tumor Foundation's President and Chief Scientific Officer, holds a PhD in cell biology from the University of Antwerp. Her past experience includes serving as Oncology Group Leader at Janssen Pharmaceutica, and postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and La Salpetriere, Paris.

Linda Martin

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Vice Chairperson
New Rochelle, New York

Linda Martin is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, with extensive experience resolving commercial conflicts in a broad range of industries and practice areas for her Fortune 500 clients through litigation, arbitration, and negotiation. Her clients are global in scope, and she has represented and advised them in all stages of business dispute resolution, both within the United States and across international borders.

Ms. Martin has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Children's Tumor Foundation since 2007, and currently serves as Vice Chairperson and an Officer of the Board. She also chairs the Organizational Integrity and Legal Affairs Committee and serves on the Executive, Leadership Development, and Volunteer Relations Committees.

Aram Fuchs

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Treasurer

Irvington, New York

Mr. Fuchs has been the General Partner for Fertilemind Capital since he founded the firm in 1999. The firm is one of the few capital allocators that invest throughout the natural life cycle of any commercial venture.

Rachel B. Tiven

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Secretary
New York, New York

Rachel B. Tiven is the Executive Director of Immigration Equality, a national non-profit organization fighting for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive immigrants and their families, and winning asylum in the U.S. for those fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Under her leadership, Immigration Equality has tripled its staff and budget, quadrupled client services, created the Immigration Equality Action Fund, its lobbying arm, and opened an office in Washington, D.C. Ms. Tiven

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

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Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee
Birmingham, Alabama

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, is one of the leading clinical experts and clinical researchers in the field of neurofibromatosis (NF) and has worked with the Foundation for over 25 years. He has served as Chair of the Foundation's Clinical Care Advisory Board and as Chair of the Foundation's Medical Policy Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. 

Jill Markland

Jill Markland
Chapter Council President
Lawrenceburg, IN

Jill Markland has served as the President of the Children’s Tumor Foundation's Indiana Chapter since 2007. In addition, she has served as the national Chapter Council Secretary for four years. Professionally, Jill has worked for Procter & Gamble for 15 years where she coordinates global training and events along with managing multiple internal use websites and newsletters in the area of Corporate Research & Development Innovation Capability. Jill and her husband, Rodney, have their own real estate business including a 21 unit apartment complex that they manage together as well. Jill spent four years volunteering for her community sorority, Tri-Kappa, where they raised money for local organizations, and is active in her church. Jill began volunteering with the Children’s Tumor Foundation when her son, Jesse, was diagnosed with NF1.

Suzanne Earle

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Chairperson Emeritus
St. Petersburg, Florida

Suzanne Earle is Owner and Vice President of Earle and Associates, a family owned real estate appraisal and brokerage firm in St. Petersburg, Florida since 1981.

Ms. Earle has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation since 2001, and currently serves as Chair Emeritus. She also chairs the Medical Liaison Committee and serves on the Executive and Leadership Development Committees. Past positions held with the Foundation include President, Florida Chapter 2001-2005; President, Chapter and Affiliate Council 2001-2005; Secretary, Board of Directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation 2004-2006; and Chairperson, Board of Directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation 2006-2010.

Allan E. Rubenstein, MD

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Allan E. Rubenstein, MD
Director of Medical Affairs Emeritus
New York, New York

Allan E. Rubenstein, M.D., one of the Foundation's co-founders, assumed emeritus status on May 1, 2003 after having served the Foundation as its director of medical affairs for 25 years. During that period he provided invaluable guidance and leadership in the development of the organization, with dramatic impact on it's medical and research programs. His efforts have been a key element in the broader understanding of neurofibromatosis in the medical community. His insights have been, and continue to be, a significant catalyst in the remarkable achievements and successes that have characterized NF research sponsored by the Foundation and elsewhere.

Daniel Altman

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Jericho, New York

Daniel T. Altman is a Partner at Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP, an approximately 50 attorney real estate boutique law firm located on Madison Avenue in New York City. As Chair of the firm’s Transactional Department, he is a leading practitioner of transactional real estate law and has extensive experience in leasing, conveyancing, financing and cooperative and condominium matters. Mr. Altman has drafted and negotiated store, office, retail, restaurant, triple net, ground, telecommunications and loft leases on behalf of both owners and tenants, covering hundreds of thousands of square feet of leased space in office buildings, malls, strip centers and residential and commercial buildings. Mr. Altman also

Laura Ganio Bona

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Pelham Manor, New York

Laura Ganio Bona has dedicated her time, on a pro bono basis, to numerous charities and not-for-profits for over twenty five years. Currently, she is an active fundraiser for the Development Office at Fairfield University in Connecticut and is Chair of the Parents’ Committee for Annual Giving.

Ms. Bona has served as Executive Director of The Pelham Education Foundation and as a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past Trustee of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in New York City and a past Treasurer of the Bartow-Pell Conservancy.

William Brooks

William BrooksWilliam G. Brooks, P.E.
Orlando, Florida

William G. "Bill" Brooks is Vice President for CDM Smith, a global transportation, infrastructure, and environmental consulting firm. For over 28 years, he has worked as a transportation consultant on a wide range of airport, roadway, transit, and municipal infrastructure projects valued in excess of $500 million. He has served as Mayor of the city of Belle Isle, FL since 2001. He currently serves as Immediate Past President and Board member of the Florida League of Mayors, and is a member of the National League of Cities Advisory Council, the Nemours Council, and the Tiger Bay Club Board of Directors. A native of Frankfort, KY, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He and his wife have three children.

 

Colin Bryar

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Seattle, Washington

Colin Bryar began his career at Oracle Corporation designing and building software.  After leaving Oracle in 1996, he co-founded Server Technologies Group to build e-commerce software for the, then nascent, World Wide Web.  Later, the company was acquired by Amazon.com.

With Amazon.com, Mr. Bryar has spent the last twelve years in a number of technology leadership roles. 

Tracy Galloway

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Lake Norman, North Carolina

Tracy Galloway graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1987 with a dual major in Finance and Statistics. Her career has involved marketing support for engineering firms, financial institutions, and Galloway Promotions, Inc., her husband, Mark’s, family company.

In 1997, the Galloway's sold Smilemakers Inc., another family firm, and moved to Lake Norman, North Carolina. where they raised their two children, Mitchell (23), a recent corp graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and now a 2d Lt in the Air Force and and McKinnon (20), who attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, Tracy became very involved with several charitable organizations with the majority of her time being devoted to their children's school, Cannon, where she served on several committees including fundraising and capital campaigns.

Daniel B. Gilbert

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Detroit, Michigan

Dan Gilbert is Founder and Chairman of Rock Ventures LLC, the umbrella entity for his investments and real estate, and Quicken Loans Inc., the nation's largest online home lender and third largest retail lender. Dan is also majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and operator of the Quicken Loans Arena ("The Q") in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

John Golfinos, MD

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New York, New York

Dr. Golfinos, a native New Yorker, completed medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He then trained in neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ with Dr. Robert F. Spetzler. He joined the faculty at NYU in 1995 and has a practice devoted solely to the multi-modality treatment of brain tumors, including primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas and skull base tumors.

Daniel Graeff

Daniel Graeff
Dana Point, California

Daniel Graeff made his mark in the music business as Creative Director of Bugle Publishing Group – a music publishing company owned by music business impresario, Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Media, IRS Records and manager of acclaimed recording artist Sting. Mr. Graeff signed and developed recording artists, songwriters and oversaw the exploitation of their catalogues through film and television licensing deals. Along with Miles Copeland, Daniel created the now legendary international songwriter’s retreat, Printemps des Troubadours, held in Miles Copeland’s 14th century castle in Southwest France. Attendance at “The Castle” (as it came to be known) was by invitation only and strictly no family or media were allowed. Along the way, Daniel worked closely with artists ranging from superstar Cher to country music mega-star Keith Urban, Olivia Newton-John, Ted Nugent, Carole King, Difford & Tillbrook of Squeeze, Jars of Clay, Writer / Producer Mark Hudson, Gary Burr and Italian Superstar, Zucchero.

Matthew Hay

MattHayPhotoMatthew Hay
Munster, Indiana

Matt is a married father of three who works in sales and marketing at News America Marketing, a single source marketing solutions company owned by News Corporation. He was diagnosed with NF2 during his sophomore year at Indiana University. As a result, over the last 15 years, Matt has dealt with deafness, facial paralysis, vision problems, and balance issues, as well as long recoveries from a spinal surgery, two brain surgeries, and six eye surgeries.

John McCarthy

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Holmdel, New Jersey

John McCarthy works in the structured finance division of Standard & Poor's where he specializes in structured credit products. He has worked in products across the asset-backed securities, asset-backed commercial paper, collateralized debt obligations, and structured credit businesses since 2000. His primary area of focus is in credit derivatives, other derivative products, such as interest rate and currency swaps, and esoteric securitization products such as timeshare, shipping container, aircraft, stranded cost, catastrophe bond, agricultural commodity, and small business loan securitizations in addition to collateralized loan obligations.

 

Steve McKenzie

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Los Angeles, California

Steve McKenzie is the founder and managing partner of Channel West Group, a boutique real estate investment and advisory firm based in Santa Monica, California. Channel West focuses on commercial property investments in the Hawaii and West Coast markets, with an emphasis on hotel and resort properties. Prior to founding Channel West, Mr. McKenzie was a partner and managing director of the commercial real estate investment banking firm, Eastdil Secured. He has been active in commercial real estate finance and investments since 1986, and has arranged or participated in over $10 billion of transactions over the course of his career. Steve joined Eastdil Secured’s predecessor firm, Eastdil Realty, in 1996.

Lesley Oslica

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Conway, Arkansas

Lesley Oslica has served as the Arkansas Chapter President of the Children’s Tumor Foundation since 2005. In addition, she has served as the national Chapter Council Secretary and Vice Chair for five years. Previously, Mrs. Oslica worked in the investment banking industry for eleven years. She began volunteering with the Children’s Tumor Foundation when she learned that her daughter had NF1.

JoAnne Pastel

JoAnne Pastel

JoAnne Pastel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

JoAnne Pastel, a passionate community supporter, is pleased to be a part of the Children's Tumor Foundation's Board of Directors. As the founder and president of Aspire Marketing Group, which promotes businesses and non-profits in innovative ways, she believes in, "Helping those shine who really need to shine." Inspired by her son and daughter, the latter of whom has neurofibromatosis (NF), JoAnne is an award-winning author, dedicated philanthropist, and strong advocate for children's health.

Laura Perfetti

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Glen Cove, New York

Laura Perfetti has been teaching fourth grade for the Syosset Central School District for 14 years. Previously she taught second grade for two years in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as well as first, second and fourth grade at other schools. In addition, she implemented and is the chairperson of P.R.I.D.E., an elementary school character education program. Mrs. Perfetti won the 2012 Jenkins Award in recognition of her leadership, efforts, and dedication to her school, as well as her work on P.R.I.D.E. Mrs. Perfetti also developed a curriculum in collaboration with other teachers and parents that is used as a model throughout her school district.

Kenneth C. Rudd

Kennth C. Rudd

Kenneth C. Rudd
New York, NY

Ken is of counsel to the law firm of Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP in New York City. His law practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, particularly in the financial services area and internal corporate investigations, with an emphasis on anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

Robert Schaffer

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Clarkston, Michigan

Bob has served as the President/CEO of IMS (Integrated Marketing Solutions, Ltd) – a business consulting/marketing services organization – since 1998.  He has been a consultant and speaker on integrated marketing communications, marketing measurment, incentives and brand management.  Prior corporate experience includes multiple sales and marketing positions at General Motors Corporation (18 Years – Oldsmobile/OnStar/GM Corporate).  His responsibilities included marketing, national sales promotion, national merchandising, field sales, field marketing and dealer operations.

Randall Stanicky

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Randall Stanicky
New York, NY

Mr. Stanicky currently serves as Managing Director, Global Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets, focusing on the specialty pharmaceuticals sector and has spent almost 15 years in equity research covering healthcare stocks. He previously served in senior roles at Goldman Sachs and Canaccord Genuity.

Edward M. Stern

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Pro Bono Counsel
Newtonville, Massachusetts

Ed Stern is a private practice attorney in Newtonville, MA. A sole practitioner in association with seven other attorneys, his practice includes representation of major business interests in the public and private sectors, as well as administrative agency and court room representation. Other areas of practice include criminal, juvenile, corporate organization, real property, estate planning, and civil representation.

David Viskochil, MD, PhD

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Salt Lake City, Utah

David Viskochil, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and director of clinical services in the Division of Medical Genetics.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate in biochemistry and medical degree from the University of North Carolina in 1985. He completed his pediatric residency and clinical genetics fellowship at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.

Nate Walker

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Encino, California

Nate Walker is President of Investors Management Company, Inc, a firm specializing in the property management of multi-family living communities in North and West Los Angeles.  Since 1984, Mr. Walker and his family have been involved in various aspects of real estate investments and finance.

Mr. Walker has been involved with the Children’s Tumor Foundation and its predecessor, The National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, since 1986.

Margaret Wallace

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Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Wallace is a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the University of Florida, where her laboratory performs research in NF1 and related conditions. She has been the Chair of the Children’s Tumor Foundation's Research Advisory Board since 2004, directing the Young Investigator Award grant program which provides scientists with two years of salary support plus a travel stipend to attend the NF Conference and other meetings. She is also a non-voting member of the Children'sTumor Foundation Board of Directors, since 2005, and is Chair of the recently formed BioBank Committee.

 

Richard Horvitz

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Richard Horvitz is Chairman of Moreland Management Company, a closely-held private family investment office. An attorney by training, Mr. Horvitz worked at Baker & Hostetler's Cleveland office before joining his family's operating businesses which were later sold in 1987.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Children's Tumor Foundation since 1996 and is currently an Honorary Director.

Michie O’Day

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Portland, ME

Michie O’Day is an accomplished artist who lives and paints in Maine.  After successful careers in retail management, then non-profit fundraising, she moved to Stonington in 2000 to devote her life to her art.  She now resides in Portland.

NF2 runs in her family.  Michie was diagnosed with it in 1983 and became a member of CTF in 1984.  She served on the CTF Board of Directors from 1999-2005 and returned as an Honorary Board member in 2011.  She has also testified before Congress in support of NF funding, served as a consumer peer reviewer on the Army Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for NF, and has raised money for and donated her work to CTF.

Alan Robbins, MD

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Boston, Massachusetts

Alan H. Robbins, M.D. was formerly President and CEO of the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, a position he held from 1995 to 2002. He continued there as President Emeritus from 2002 to 2003. With over 30 years of experience in the medical profession, Dr. Robbins is an accomplished clinician, researcher, and executive.

Until 1996 he served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at New England Baptist Hospital, and Chief of Radiology at the Boston VA Medical Center. During that time he also organized, and was the President of The Boston Imaging Group P.C., which operated a highly successful medical imaging center in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Carolyn Setlow

Carolyn SetlowCarolyn E. Setlow
Washington, CT

Carolyn E. Setlow is an experienced business executive, market researcher, life and executive coach, and not-for-profit volunteer. Until recently, she served as Executive Vice President of GfK Custom Research North America, a member of the GfK Group, one the five largest market research organizations in the world. She served previously in a senior executive role at the company's predecessor firms, NOP World, RoperASW and Roper Starch Worldwide. In addition, she maintains a small private executive and life coaching practice and serves as a trustee of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Connecticut Community Foundation. 

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