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.
President, MBA Equities
Donna F. Weinraub, CPCU, ARM
Senior Vice President, Corporate Risk Solutions, Willis of Pennsylvania
Mary E. Bak
Partner, Howson & Howson LLP
Vice President, Citi Private Bank
Felix Chapovsky, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
TarMeta Biosciences, Inc.
Kenneth J. Davis, Esq.
Partner, Morgan Lewis
President & CEO, Trigon Technology
Partner - Life Sciences, Odgers Berndtson
Bruce A. Gillespie
Retired Commercial Banker
Founder and Principal, Merle Gilmore & Associates
Joseph F. Grusemeyer
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.
James C. Li
Vice President, Commercial Lending, First Federal of Bucks County
Account Manager, Managed Healthcare Services, Lilly USA
Principal Partner, Blue Fox Advisors LLC
Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science Education, Universal Companies
Louis Padulo, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, University City Science Center
Elizabeth A. Pesce
CFO, Beco Kitchens and Bathrooms
Ellen Riccobene, M.D.
Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross
Co-Founder, ZSX Medical
President and Founder, Ruby’s of Pennsylvania
Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer
President and CEO, Applied Risk Management, LLC
CEO, EFS Networks Inc.
Department of Public Property, City of Philadelphia
Project Manager, UBC: An Express Scripts Company
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
James D. Troyer, CFA
Principal and Portfolio Manager, The Vanguard Group
Aubrey Watkins, III, Ph.D.
Director, Business Development & Licensing (Transactions Manager), Merck
Jamie Leigh Wells, M.D.
Jeremiah J. White, Jr.
President and CEO, Jeremiah J. White & Associates
Chairman, President and CEO, Everite Door Company
Craig F. Zappetti
Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP