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  • Bradford Gray, PhD Board Chairman

    Gray is senior fellow emeritus at the Urban Institute and editor emeritus of The Milbank Quarterly, which he edited for 13 years. Before coming to the Urban Institute in 2004, he was the founding director of the Division of Health and Science Policy at the New York Academy of Medicine (1997-2004.). Earlier he was director… Read more

  • Peter Canellos, LL.B. Board Secretary

    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

  • Liza Bailey Board Treasurer

    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

  • 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 Professor of Anaesthesia, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, a program that builds the bioethics capacity of… Read more


  • Andrew S. Adelson Board Member

    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

  • 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 from 1969 to 1983 and president from 1984 to 1996. He is currently member of the Board of Directors. He is a… Read more


  • Marion Danis, MD Board Member

    Danis is head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Bioethics Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, where she directed the medical intensive care unit and studied… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sarah Schlesinger, MD Board Member

    Dr. Schlesinger is an associate professor of clinical investigation at The Rockefeller University in New York and senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital. As a 17-year-old in high school, she worked in the lab of Dr. Ralph Steinman and the late Dr. Zanvil Cohn at Rockefeller, just a few years after they published… Read more

  • Shonni Silverberg, M.D. Board Member

    Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • John Usdan Board Member

    For the past 35 years, Usdan has grown the company his grandfather started in 1925, and built an integrated management, investment, and development platform. He has expanded Midwood Investment and Development’s portfolio to more than 125 retail, residential, and office properties in nine states and the District of Columbia. Beyond Midwood, his philanthropic interests are… Read more