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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees support Wistar’s mission to save lives through science.


Richard M. Horowitz
Chair, Board of Trustees
President, RAF Industries, Inc.

Susan B. Dillon, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
President & CEO, Aro Biotherapeutics

Dario C. Altieri, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Trainor, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, Esq.
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations, The Wistar Institute

Maria Colelli
Assistant Board Secretary
Faculty Affairs Coordinator/Board Liaison, The Wistar Institute


Steven V. Abramson
President & CEO 
Universal Display Corporation

Elizabeth McKee Anderson
Principal, Puresight Advisory LLC
Independent Board Director

Douglas S. Briggs
Retired President & CEO, QVC, Inc.

Ira Brind
President, Brind Investments, Inc.

Ronald L. Caplan
President, PMC Property Group, Inc.

Scott Cooper, Ph.D.
President & CEO 
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Arthur Dantchik
President & Founder, Susquehanna International Group

Brian H. Dovey
Partner, Domain Associates

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, C.F.A.
President & CEO, Citizens Bank of PA/NJ/DE/NY

John A. Fry
President, Drexel University

Joseph A. Goldblum
President, G-II Equity Investors, Inc.

Perry A. Lerner
CEO & Chair, Crown Global Insurance Group, LLC

James W. Lovett
CEO, Myonex

Susan Schwartz McDonald, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, NAXION

Abraham L. Morris
Operating Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors
President, Rittenhouse Advisors, LLC

Arthur M. Pappas
Managing Partner, Pappas Capital

Richard G. Phillips, Jr., Esq.
Fellow at Yale Divinity School and Co-Founder of Keepers of the Commons
Retired CEO and Chairman of Pilot Freight Services

Helen P. Pudlin, Esq.
Honorary Chair Emeritus
Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The PNC Financial Services Group

Samuel V. Rhoads
Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

Robert H. Rock
Chairman, MLR Holdings LLC

Gerald B. Rorer
Retired, Director Rorer Group, Inc.

Adele K. Schaeffer
Civic Leader

Milton S. (Tony) Schneider
Principal & Founder, The Glenville Group

William A. Slaughter, Esq.
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Daniel H. Wheeler
President, Pea Vine Properties

Edward Ziff, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, New York University

Emeriti Board Members

Peter C. Doherty, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1996)
Member, National Academy of Sciences

L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D.
Founder & President, enGage Biotech Consulting

The Honorable Harris N. Hollin

Herbert Kean, M.D.
Retired, Attending Physician and Clinical Professor. ENT-Otolaryngologist, Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Faye Olivieri Kozich

Albert Ominsky, Esq.
Ominsky & Ominsky, P.C.

Paul J. Schmitt
Managing Director, Novitas Capital

Doris Taxin

David V. Wachs