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  • Bradford Gray

    Bradford H. GrayPh.D.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 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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  • 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, LL.B.

    Peter CanellosBoard Secretary

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

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  • Mildred Z. SolomonEd.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 Global Health and Social Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, a program that builds the bioethics capacity of the Harvard teaching hospitals. Dr. Solomon is both a bioethicist and social science researcher. The primary focus of...

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  • D. J. (Jan) Baker

    D. J. (Jan) BakerJ.D.Board Member

    Jan Baker spent his legal career practicing in all phases of recapitalizations, restructurings and reorganization proceedings. At the end of 2016, he retired from Latham & Watkins LLP, where he had been Global Co-Chair of the Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. 

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  • Barry S. Coller

    Barry S. CollerM.D.Board Member

    Barry S. Coller is the David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine; Head, Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology; and physician-in-chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital; and Vice President for Medical Affairs at The Rockefeller University. He also serves as the founding Director of the Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Principal Investigator of the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the Natio...

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  • Joseph J. Fins

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

    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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  • Willard Gaylin

    Willard GaylinM.D.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 Case Western Medical School, and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Education from the Columbia Psychoanalytic School. For some 30 years he served on its faculty as a training 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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  • 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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  • Michele Moody-Adams

    Michele Moody-AdamsPh.D.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.

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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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  • 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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  • Cynda H. Rushton

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    Cynda H. RushtonPhD, RN, FAANBoard Member

    Cynda Hylton Rushton, recognized as an international leader in nursing ethics, is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing. (Dr. Rushton holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.) She co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. A founding member of the Berman Institute, she co-led the first National Nursing Ethics Summit, c...

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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 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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  • Sarah Schlesinger

    Sarah SchlesingerM.D.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.

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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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