• Bradford Gray, Ph.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… Read more

  • Shonni Silverberg, M.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… 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 Global Health and Social Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, a program that… Read more


  • D. J. (Jan) Baker, J.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.  Since retiring from the practice of law, he has concentrated on board-related work for both… Read more

  • Barry S. Coller, M.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… Read more

  • Marion Danis, M.D. 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. Dr. Danis is serving on The Hastings Center’s board in her personal capacity. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University… 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, M.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… 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

  • Robbie Huffines Board 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… Read more

  • Darrell G. Kirch, MD 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… Read more

  • Michele Moody-Adams, Ph.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. 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

  • Harriet S. Rabb, J.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… Read more

  • Michael Roth, Ph.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). 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

  • Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN Board 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… Read more


  • Sarah Schlesinger, M.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. 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

  • 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