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  • Joseph J. Fins

    Joseph J. FinsM.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.Board Chair

    Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., is The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he is a tenured professor of medicine, professor of medicine in psychiatry, professor of medical ethics in neurology, professor of medical ethics in rehabilitation medicine, and professor of health care policy and research. He is the founding chair of the ethics committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Me...

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  • Shonni Silverberg

    Shonni SilverbergM.D.Vice Chair of the Board

    Dr. Silverberg is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed Internal Medicine residency at New York Hospital. Prior to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and is currently co-director of that training program.

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  • Peter Canellos

    Peter CanellosL.L.BBoard Secretary

    Mr. Canellos is Of Counsel at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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  • Vardit Ravitsky

    Vardit RavitskyPhDPresident and CEO, Board Member (ex officio)

    Vardit Ravitsky, PhD, is the President and CEO of The Hastings Center, an independent, nonpartisan bioethics research institute that is among the most prestigious bioethics and health policy institutes in the world. Ravitsky joins the Center from the University of Montreal where she was Professor at the Bioethics Program, School of Public Health. She is also a Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, ...

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  • Dina Dublon

    Dina DublonMScBoard Member

    Dina Dublon is a board member of PepsiCo, T. Rowe Price, and Motive Capital Corp II and serves on the independent audit quality committee of Ernst & Young. She previously served on the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank and on the boards of Microsoft, Accenture, and Motive Capital Corp, and was on the faculty of Harvard Business School. She was also an active member of The Hastings Center’s advisory council.

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  • Faith Fletcher

    Faith FletcherPhDChair-Elect, Fellows Council

    Dr. Faith Fletcher is an assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, a senior advisor to The Hastings Center, and a Hastings Center fellow. She is chair-elect of The Hastings Center Fellow’s Council.

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  • Michele Bratcher  Goodwin

    Michele GoodwinJD, LLM, SJDBoard Member

    Michele Bratcher Goodwin is the Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy at Georgetown Law School. She is also co-faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  Previously, she served as a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine, where she was the founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. 

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  • Bradford Gray

    Bradford H. GrayPh.D.Board Member

    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 of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Program on Nonprofit Organizations at Yale University, with a faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and...

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  • Robbie Huffines

    Robbie HuffinesBoard Member

    Robbie Huffines is a global chairman of investment banking at J.P. Morgan. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1991 in the mergers and acquisitions group where he was focused on health care. From 2002 to 2010, he was co-head of the global health care investment banking group. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he worked at Alex Brown & Sons, specializing in equity financings and advisory assignments for emerging growth companies.

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  • Ellen Jewett

    Ellen JewettMBA, MScBoard Member

    Ellen Jewett is managing partner and founder of Canoe Point Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on early-stage social ventures.

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  • Darrell G.  Kirch

    Darrell G. KirchM.D.Board Member

    Darrell G. Kirch is president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which represents the nation’s medical schools, their teaching hospitals and health systems, and related academic societies. He served as AAMC president and CEO from 2006 to 2019. Dr. Kirch currently is an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.  He also serves as the principal of Academic Health Advising LLC, providing advisory services to the leaders ...

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  • Stacey Lane

    Stacey LaneJ.D.Board Member

    Stacey Lane is a member of the board of trustees of Montefiore Hospital and of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University and is working on several bioethics initiatives in the New York area. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her JD from Fordham University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania,...

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  • Franklin Miller

    Franklin G. MillerPhDBoard Member

    Franklin G. Miller, PhD, is professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He was a member of the senior faculty in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1999 to 2015 and was on the faculty of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia from 1990 to 1999. His principal research interests are examination of ethical issues in clinical research, death and dying, health policy, and the placebo effect. He served on institut...

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  • Harvey Motulsky

    Harvey MotulskyM.D.Board Member

    After a decade of pharmacology research at University of California, San Diego, he founded GraphPad Software. Hundreds of thousands of scientists now use GraphPad Prism to graph and analyze data and to better understand statistics.He is the author of Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, now in its fourth edition, and serves as statistics editor for the journal Molecular Pharmacology.

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  • Gilbert S. Omenn

    Gilbert S. OmennM.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 from 1997 to 2002. He was Dean of the School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Wa...

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  • Harriet S. Rabb

    Harriet S. RabbJ.D.Board Member

    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 decades, she led the development of the Law School’s clinical program.

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  • Amrit Ray

    Amrit RayM.D., M.B.A.Board Member

    Dr. Amrit Ray is a physician-researcher and a biopharmaceutical industry R&D executive. He is passionate about advancing medical breakthroughs and championing health care access for patients.

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  • Dara Richardson-Heron

    Dara Richardson-HeronM.D.Board Member

    Dr. Richardson-Heron is a former Fortune 100 corporate executive, board director, physician, and public speaker with more than 25 years of leadership excellence in health care and the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. A frequent speaker on health equity, clinical trial diversity, vaccine confidence, strategic leadership, and women’s empowerment, she has a proven track record of successfully driving transformative change. She is well known for her creativity, authenticity, intellect...

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  • Michael Roth

    Michael RothPh.D.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).

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  • Blair L. Sadler

    Blair L. SadlerJ.D.Board Member

    Blair L Sadler is a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and a member of the faculty at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management. He teaches and writes about the power of transparency and leadership in crises. He served as president and CEO of the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego from 1980 to 2006.

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  • John Usdan

    John UsdanBoard 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 primarily focused on education and the arts. He is currently a trustee of The Brooklyn Academy of the Arts, board president o...

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