The Leadership Council complements the work of the Board of Trustees in enhancing The Wistar Institute’s ability to improve public health through biomedical research. Members support the Institute’s mission through personal philanthropy, community engagement, and resource development.
Edward J. Ryan
Executive Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Bank
Partner - Life Sciences, Odgers Berndtson
Mary E. Bak
Partner, Howson & Howson LLP
President, MBA Equities
Eric Bernstein, M.D.
Main Line Center for Laser Surgery
Gerald E. Burns, Esq.
Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Marla Conley, Esq.
Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group Co-Chair, Schnader Attorneys at Law
Kenneth J. Davis, Esq.
Partner, Morgan Lewis
Senior Real Estate Manager, O'Neill Properties Group, LP
Bruce A. Gillespie
Retired Commercial Banker
Founder and Principal, Merle Gilmore & Associates
Scott H. Herbert, M.D.
Chief, Radiation Oncology, The Rosenfeld Cancer Center, Abington Memorial Hospital
Director of Research, Philadelphia Education Fund
Partner, Arch Street Advisors
President, RAF Industries, Inc.
Carol G. Huff
President, Real Estate Investment Strategies, Inc.
Sharon Tobin Kestenbaum
President, Bala Properties Group, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Franklin Square Capital Partners
James C. Li
Vice President, Commercial Lending, First Federal of Bucks County
Account Manager, Managed Healthcare Services, Lilly USA
Kevin P. McDermott, CFP®, RFC
Founding Partner, The Philadelphia Group
Principal Partner, Blue Fox Advisors LLC
Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science Education, Universal Companies
Elizabeth A. Pesce
Regional Director of Economic Development, PECO, an Exelon Company
Ellen Riccobene, M.D.
Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross
President and Founder, Ruby’s of Pennsylvania
CEO, EFS Networks Inc.
Department of Public Property, City of Philadelphia
James D. Troyer, CFA
Principal and Portfolio Manager, The Vanguard Group
Paul N. Urick, R.Ph.
Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations, Cigna Corporation
Dr. Aubrey Watkins III
Global Basic & Preclinical Testing, Merck & Company
Chief Executive Officer, WP Realty
Donna F. Weinraub, CPCU, ARM
Vice-President, Atlantic Region, Willis Group
President, Pea Vine Properties
Jeremiah J. White, Jr.
President and CEO, Jeremiah J. White & Associates
Chairman, President and CEO, Everite Door Company
Craig F. Zappetti
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP