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  • David L. Roscoe Board Chairman

    David L. Roscoe is a retired executive from RiskMetrics Group, which he joined in 2003. Previously, Mr. Roscoe had been co-CEO of Bridge Information Systems in 2001-02, and from 1999-2001 had held positions there as executive vice president, and then as president and chief operating officer. He began his career at J. P. Morgan in… Read more

  • Andrew S. Adelson Board Treasurer

    Andrew S. Adelson is recently retired from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, Inc. He began at Sanford Bernstein in 1980 as an Aerospace and Defense analyst until 1982, then Director of Research – U.S. Equities from 1983 – 1986; he was Managing Director Institutional Research Services from 1987-1989 and, more recently, Chief Investment Officer Global… Read more

  • Harriet S. Rabb Board Secretary

    Harriet Rabb is the Vice President and General Counsel at The Rockefeller University. She became the first woman dean in the history of Columbia Law School when she was named assistant dean for urban affairs in 1972. In this position, she oversaw the School’s urban affairs and clinical legal education programs. For the next two… Read more

  • Mildred Z. Solomon, Ed.D. President

    Mildred Solomon has an international reputation for her research on, and advocacy for, wiser health care and science policy. In addition to her leadership role at The Hastings Center, she is a professor at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, a program that builds the bioethics capacity of the Harvard… Read more


  • Liza Bailey Board Member

    Liza Bailey’s professional experience includes 34 years in the financial industry providing strategic advisory, investment banking, and investment management services. From 2004 to 2007, she was the cofounder and managing partner of GlobeVest LLC, an emerging market private equity fund-of-funds focusing on emerging growth managers. From 1983 to 2004, she was with Credit Suisse First… Read more

  • Daniel Callahan, Ph.D. Board Member, Cofounder, President Emeritus

    Daniel Callahan is a pioneer in bioethics, a noted author, and one of the world’s preeminent bioethics scholars. He cofounded The Hastings Center with Willard Gaylin in 1969 and served as its director and president from 1969 to 1996. He is currently member of the Board of Directors. He is a senior scholar at the… Read more


  • Peter Canellos, LL.B. Board Member

    Mr. Canellos is Of Counsel at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also attended Columbia Law School and received his LL.B. magna cum laude and was… Read more

  • Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P. Board Member

    Dr. Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., is Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he serves as Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry. Dr. Fins is also Director of Medical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and a member of… Read more

  • Alan R. Fleischman, M.D. Board Member

    Alan R. Fleischman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He recently ended a four year tenure as Senior Vice President and Medical Director of the March of Dimes Foundation. Born in New York City, Dr. Fleischman was… Read more

  • Willard Gaylin Board Member and Cofounder

    Dr. Willard Gaylin is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is co-founder of The Hastings Center, and was its president since its inception in 1969 to 1993, chairman through 1994, and is now a member of the board. Dr. Gaylin received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.D. from… Read more

  • Francis Hartley Geer Board Member

    Reverend Geer is Rector at St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison, New York. He also is a member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law and is a lecturer in medical ethics at Mount St. Mary’s College and School of Nursing in Newburgh, NY. Prior to coming to… Read more

  • Thomas B. Hakes, M.D. Board Member

    Dr. Thomas B. Hakes is a consulting physician at the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and co-chairman of C/S Group.  He has also been consulting physician and associate attending physician in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as well as assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine… Read more

  • Robert Michels, M.D. Board Member

    Robert Michels, M.D., Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine, Cornell University, and University Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is a nationally prominent psychiatrist. He served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Cornell University Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University from 1991 to 1996. He served… Read more

  • Michele Moody-Adams Board Member

    Michele Moody-Adams is the Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory in Columbia University’s philosophy department. She also served as the dean of Columbia College and Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor and vice president for undergraduate education. Before coming to Columbia, she was vice provost for undergraduate education at Cornell, as… Read more

  • Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D. Board Member

    Gilbert Omenn is Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health and Director of the Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and the Proteomics Alliance for Cancer Research at the University of Michigan. He served as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System… Read more

  • Michael E. Patterson Board Member

    Michael E. Patterson worked for JP Morgan from 1987 to 2009, serving as general counsel, chief administrative officer, a member of the board, and vice chairman. Prior to his employment with JP Morgan, Patterson practiced law in New York and Paris as a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton. In addition to serving on the board of… Read more

  • Richard Payne, M.D. Board Member

    Richard Payne, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School, Duke University and the Esther Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life. Dr. Payne is an internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for those near death, oncology and neurology. The Duke Institute… Read more

  • Robert A. Pearlman, M.D., M.P.H. Board Member

    Dr. Pearlman is the Chief of Ethics Evaluation at the National Center for Ethics in Health Care (VHA). He is a Professor of Medicine, Health Services, and Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. His clinical role as an internist and geriatrician is based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (PSHC). For… Read more

  • Eve Hart Rice Board Member

    Dr. Rice has worked as an author, illustrator and psychiatrist. After graduating with a B.A. in History, Dr. Rice spent twelve years as a full time freelance author and artist of books for children, writing and/or illustrating some eighteen titles before going on to earn an M.D. degree and completing a residency in psychiatry at… Read more

  • Michael Roth Board Member

    Michael S. Roth became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007. He is a graduate of Wesleyan (1978) and received his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University (1984). In 1996, Roth moved from Scripps College, where he was Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities and founding director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute, to… Read more

  • Ilene Sackler Lefcourt Board Member

    Ilene Sackler Lefcourt is the Founder and Director of the Sackler Lefcourt Center for Child Development. Established in 1982, the Center provides programs to parents and children birth to three years of age. Ms. Sackler Lefcourt is on the faculty at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Parent-Infant Program. Her publications are in… Read more

  • Blair L. Sadler Board Member

    Blair L. Sadler JD is Past President of the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, and a faculty member at the UCSD Schools of Medicine and Management. He served as President and CEO of Children’s Hospital from 1980 to 2006. Born in New York… Read more

  • Shonni Silverberg, M.D. Board Member

    Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Frank Trainer Board Member

    Frank Trainer currently oversees several distribution companies and is a member in Balancitta, LLC, an investment partnership. He is retired from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. where he was director of fixed income from 1980 to 2001. Before joining Sanford C. Bernstein, Mr. Trainer was portfolio manager at Monumental Capital Management and United States… Read more