Board Leadership

Board Leaders

  • Sherry Weinstein, Chairman of the Board
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Honorary Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Marcia K. Horn, J.D., President and CEO
  • Robert H. Tamis, M.D., Chairman, Remission Coach® Programs
  • Carey Gregory, Chairman, Board Governance
  • Joan Weil, Chairman, National Board of Advisors
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chairman, Advisory Council
  • Linda Jenckes, Chairman, Federal Affairs and Strategic Alliances
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq., Founding Chairman

Chairman, California Board of Advisors (to be selected in 2017)

Chuck Clayton, Chairman, Texas Board of Advisors

Advisors to Boards and Councils

  • Linda Boatwright
  • Scott Kent Knauer

International Board

  • Marc Mondavi, Honorary Chairman

Founding Chairman and Chairman Emeritus  

  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq.

Honorary Trustees

  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Chairman
  • Christi Warner Beyer
  • Shirley Bird
  • Janet and Clive Cussler
  • Ellen and William Goldstandt
  • Bunnie Marks
  • Marlene and Eugene Shapiro

Trustees Emeriti

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

Chairman Emeritus and Immediate Past Chairman  

  • Jay G. Alderson, Jr.  

Founding Trustees

  • Nancy Williams Bonnett, Esq.
  • William F. Buck, IV**
  • I. Douglas Dunipace, Esq.
  • Kim Giese
  • 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

ICAN Advisory Council

  • George Seitts, Honorary Chairman   
  • William Gumbert, Honorary Chairman
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chairman
  • Rene Boze  
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Gail M. Curry
  • Darlene DeFranze
  • Jason Gard
  • Brion Hartwig
  • Jeff Haymes
  • Toni Kramer
  • Rene Kyl
  • Rob Maver
  • Sally Ann O'Connor
  • Myra Richman
  • Amy Robertson
  • Shirley Rodriguez
  • Ted Rogers
  • Michel Sarda
  • Brian J. Schade
  • Robert Schlosser  
  • Nikki Serafin
  • Mark Soucie
  • John Stacy
  • Gregg Suskin
  • Aaron Thomas
  • Kelly Boze Thomas
  • Jeannette Vernia
  • Tom Whalen
  • Stella Paola Warren
  • Donna Wheeler

National Board of Advisors

  • Joan Weil, Chairman
  • Cathy Dalzell, Liaison to the Advisory Council
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Liaison to the Honorary Trustees
  • Carey Gregory, Liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Annie Achee
  • Mitchell D. Achee, M.D.
  • Raymond C. Adler, III
  • Ronni Anderson
  • Richard G. Anderson
  • Diana Andree
  • Valerie August
  • Andrew J. Brown, Jr., Chairman, Diversity Issues, Underserved Patient Populations and Clinical Trials Enrollment
  • Patricia Chisholm
  • Jay and Emily Cimino
  • Mike and Janette Cimino
  • Chuck Clayton, ICAN Tango! and ICAN Dance! events
  • Gail M. Curry
  • Laia Obregon-Dans
  • Ron Dans 
  • Susan Fielder
  • Richard and Leslie Goldman  
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
  • Allison Johnson
  • Elizabeth Hughes
  • Scott Kent Knauer, Special Projects
  • Fred Miller
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Frank Ramirez
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Barbara Reimer, Robert W. Reimer Biomarkers Center Project at ICAN
  • Jennifer Ringler, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships
  • Ted Rogers
  • Patricia Sklar
  • Paul Thompson
  • Sheri Tor, Special Projects
  • Mary Kay Turner
  • Suzie Williams
  • Jeff Veness
  • John Youngberg

International Leadership Council

  • Chuck Clayton
  • Cathy Dalzell, Liaison to the ICAN Advisory Council
  • Popo Danes (Bali, Indonesia)
  • Ron Dans
  • Fernando Ferrer, Chairman, Hispanic and Ibero-American Communities Council
  • Carey Gregory, Liaison to the Trustees
  • Bruria Harel (Israel)
  • Lila Hauptman Liaison to the Leadership Council
  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Liaison to the Honorary Trustees
  • Vikram Jakhar (India)
  • Batya Lemler
  • Renate Mousseux (Liaison to Germany)
  • Nathan Nagel (UK)
  • Laia Obregon-Dans (US/Liaison to Spain)
  • Amanda Quarshie, MD (Africa)
  • Anak Agung Gede Rai (Bali, Indonesia)
  • Barbara Reimer (Canada)
  • Steven Ringelstein (US/Canada)
  • Ted Rogers
  • Rui Wang, MD (US/Asia)
  • Stella Paola Warren (Liaison to Italy)

International Physicians Advisory Council


Björn Brücher, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS

Surgical Oncology Council

  • Robert H. Tamis, M.D., Chairman
  • 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
  • Abby B. Siegel, M.D.
  • Serife Simsek MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Rui Wang, MD, General Surgery

Medical Oncology Council

  • John S. Link, MD, Chairman
  • 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, Oncology, Special Advisor, Asia
  • Robert A. Nagourney, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Michael S. Roberts, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Ashish Sangal, MD, Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology Council

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

Radiology Council

  • Greg Goldstein, MD, Chairman
  • Gulab Shah, MD
  • John Simon, MD
  • Michele West, MD

Radiogenomics Council

  • Ronald S. Korn, MD, PhD, Chairman

Interventional Radiology Council

  • Charlie O. Nutting, D.O., Chairman

Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Council

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

Special Advisors

  • Larry Bans, MD, Urology and Prostate Cancer Issues
  • Paul Bloch, MD, Urology
  • Joseph Brenner, MD
  • Maryam Hasan, M.D., Internal Medicine  
  • Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, Neurology
  • Peggy Myers, DDS, Dentistry
  • Ed 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

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
  • 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

Biotech Council

  • Linda G. Strause, PhD, Chairman

Scientific Advisory Council

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

Patients Council

  • Uri Harel**, Chairman (position currently vacant until election)

** Of Cherished Memory

Clinical Oncology Research Advisory Council (CORAC)

  • Mary High, Advisor  

Planned Giving Council

  • Cecilia C. Zoltanski, Chairman     

Attorneys' Council

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

Latino Advisory Council

  • Fernando Ferrer, Chairman
  • Ellen Lochet, Vice Chairman (Coordinator, ICAN's Migdahlia Hernandez and Veronica Rivera Programs)

Honorary Chairmen, 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

Members, California Board of Advisors   

  • Shari Baker
  • Timothy Blake
  • Diana Cameron
  • Susan Fielder
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
  • Fred Miller
  • Margery Nelson
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Michael Parsons
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Patricia Sklar
  • Jeff Veness
  • John Youngberg
  • Diana Andree, Program Services Liaison

Friends of ICAN Leadership (in formation)

  • Raymond C. Adler, III, Chairman

ICAN Advisory Council

  • George Seitts, Honorary Chairman
  • William Gumbert, Honorary Chairman
  • Cathy Dalzell, Chairman
  • Rene Boze
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Darlene DeFranze
  • Kim Hartleroad
  • Brion Hartwig
  • Toni Kramer
  • Rene Kyl
  • Sally Ann O'Connor
  • Myra Richman
  • Shirley Rodriguez
  • Ted Rogers
  • Michel Sarda
  • Brian J. Schade
  • Nikki Serafin
  • Mark Soucie
  • John Stacy
  • Gregg Suskin
  • Aaron Thomas
  • Kelly Boze Thomas
  • Jeannette Vernia
  • Tom Whalen
  • Stella Paola Warren
  • Donna Wheeler

Liberty Mutual Golf Invitational 2015 

Immediate Past Chairmen,  
Liberty Mutual Invitational

  • Jason Gard, 2014
  • Gail M. Curry, 2013
  • Rob Maver and Robert Schlosser, 2012
  • Eugene B. Shapiro, 2011
  • Jim Grant, 2010
  • Jason Gard, Tournament Chairman 2014 
  • Gail M. Curry, Immediate Past Chairman and Special Advisor
  • Alexander Aretakis, Hole Signage Committee and Foursomes Leadership
  • Rene Boze, Golfer Goody Bags Chairman and Raffle Leadership
  • Mike Boze, Foursomes Leadership
  • Janet Cothren, Handicap Chairman
  • Lyvier Conss, Raffle Leadership
  • Linda Daine, Auction Advisor
  • Cathy Dalzell, Foursomes Leadership and Chairman, ICAN Advisory Council
  • Todd Desberg, Co-Chairman
  • Mike Friedman, Co-Chairman
  • Danitza Gonzalez, Raffle
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez, Raffle
  • Jazmyn Harold, Registration Committee and Liberty Mutual representative
  • Elizabeth Hughes, Special Advisor, Marketing Communications
  • Michael Kosse, Liberty Mutual representative
  • Dustin Johnson, Foursomes and Raffle Leadership
  • Paul Johnson, Foursomes Leadership
  • Mark H. Kolman, Foursomes Leadership
  • Leonard Landsbaum, Foursomes Leadership
  • Rob Maver, Finance Chairman
  • David Mowad, Foursomes Leadership
  • Justin Oviatt, Registration Committee Chairman and Liberty Mutual representative
  • Josefine Perry, Special Advisor
  • David R. Perry, Foursomes Leadership
  • William K. Perry, Sponsorship Committee
  • Amy Robertson, Sponsorship Committee and Hole Signage Leadership
  • Brian Schade, Sponsorship Committee
  • Bob Schlosser, Hole-in-One Chairman
  • Gene Shapiro, Special Advisor
  • Marlene Shapiro, Special Advisor
  • Warren Simmons, Rules Chairman Emeritus
  • John Walters, Liberty Mutual Insurance/Executive Leadership
  • Stella Paola Warren, Chairman, Volunteer Hospitality and Auction Leadership 
  • Ginny Zak, Senior Advisor, Handicaps Committee

ICAN Northern California Golf Invitational
Monday, September 21, 2015 at Napa Valley Country Club 

Honorary Chairmen, Friends of ICAN, California

  • The Honorable Bill Dodd
    Member, California State Assembly 
  • The Honorable Jill Techel 
    Mayor of Napa, California
  • The Honorable John Dunbar
    Mayor of Yountville, California
  • The Honorable Mike Thompson 
    Member of Congress, United States House of Representatives
  • Patricia Sklar
    Special Advisor and Tournament Chairman 2014 
  • John Youngberg
  • Fred Miller
  • Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
  • Mary Lou Hamilton
    Special Advisor
  • Jeff Veness 
    Special Advisor
  • Ben Hill
    Volunteer Recruitment
  • Michael Parsons
  • Doris Gentry
    Public Relations 
  • Larry Sharp
    Public Relations

ICAN Dance 2015!

  • Chuck Clayton, Event Chairman
  • Jim Baker, Producer

ICAN Tennis Tournament 2016

  • Joan Golden, Chairman

Celebrity Corvette Calendar in memory of Kim Ian Madsen
(A Special Project of ICAN's Kim Ian Madsen Prostate Cancer Program)

  • Jacqueline Madsen, Honorary Chairman
  • Gregg Suskin
  • Rene Kyl
  • Dave Smoot
  • Barry Gossage, Photography
  • Dani During
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq.
  • Breck Alvord

Theatre 2015 Event Committee

  • Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines, Honorary Chairman
  • Christi Warner Beyer
  • Cathy Dalzell
  • Lauren Dalzell
  • Jason Gard
  • Joan Golden
  • Carey Gregory, Advisor
  • Kim Hartleroad
  • James R. Huntwork
  • Kathleen McClellan
  • Robert McClellan
  • Stella Paola Warren, Chairman of Hospitality
  • Donna Wheeler

Salon Concerts and Chef Series Committee 2015-2016 Season

  • Carey Gregory
  • Linda and Doyle Boatwright
  • Dieter G. Bollman
  • Cathy Bua
  • Lavina Dawson
  • Carmella Diamond Dodge and Michael Dodge
  • Darlene DeFranze and Michael Ciavarella
  • Susan and Mark Kolman
  • Renate Mousseux
  • Terri Nacke
  • Stella Paola Warren
  • Ada Jacobowitz
  • Anne Ku, artistic management
  • Ted Rogers, Inspired Living Systems
  • Artists: Ronald Jacobowitz, Robert Bekkars, Chris Dawson, Carey Gregory, Merrill Leffman

Lobbying and Legislation

  • Linda Jenckes, Linda Jenckes and Associates, Washington, D.C.

Leadership Development and Speakers Bureau

  • Shari Baker
  • Diana Cameron
  • Chuck Clayton
  • Ron Dans and Laia Obregon-Dans
  • Lavina Dawson
  • Katie McLaughlin
  • Ted Rogers
  • Sidney M. Rosen, Esq. 

Media and PR

  • Elizabeth Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes Communications
  • Myra Richman, Richman and Associates


  • 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


  • Kevin Murphy, Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP, New York, pharmaceutical licensing counsel
  • C. Owen Paepke, Esq., Arizona, pharmaceutical licensing counsel
  • Charles M. Watkins, Esq., Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, Washington, D.C.
  • Farley I. Weiss, Esq., Weiss and Moy PC, Arizona and California, trademark counsel

Virtual Office/Foundation Advisor

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

Leadership Development, Strategic Planning Resources, and ICAN Mentoring Programs

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