Board of Directors

CureSearch Directors provide outstanding executive leadership, experience and expertise from the areas of business, finance, medical research, and more. Many directors have experienced childhood cancer in their own families or with close friends, and they understand the challenges facing patients and families today.

* Denotes Member of the Executive Committee

Chair of the Board

Stu Siegel
Stuart Siegel, MD*
Director, Center for Global Health – Retired
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Co-Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program – Retired
Norris/University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine – Retired
University of Southern California

Founding Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases – Retired
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Mike Carter*
Chair, Finance Committee

Co-Founder, Scott Carter Foundation
Director of Athletics, Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK


Michael R. Miller, Esquire*
Chair, Development Committee

Miller Tack & Madson
Tampa, FL

Alan Rosenthal, CPA, CFE*
Chair, Audit Committee

Partner, Cotton & Company LLP
Alexandria, VA


Prathima Acharya, M. Pharm., PhD
Founder & Principal Consultant
Biosonata Consulting, LLC
Cary, NC

Hank Adams
Executive Vice President
Kiewit Infrastructure Group
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Robert A. Beck, II
Chairman of the Board
Foundation PEO Solutions
Delray Beach, FL

Paula Carter
Co-Founder, Scott Carter Foundation
Tulsa, OK

Annie Gould
Childhood Cancer Advocate
Barboursville, VA

Carleen Hawn
Co-Founder and CEO
San Anselmo, CA

Laura Hogan, MD
Chair, Survivorship Council

Director, Pediatric Oncology
Survivorship Clinic, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Matt Kelly
Co-Founder and CEO
Street Factory Media
Minneapolis, MN

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Council

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Bone Marrow Transplantation Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Mary Payne
Board Emeritus

Minneapolis, MN

Richard Payne
Board Emeritus
Co-Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Vice Chairman, Wholesale Banking
U.S. Bancorp
Minneapolis, MN

Walter (Walt) B. Rose
Founding Partner
Venture Consulting Corp. (VCC)

Raphaƫl Rousseau, MD, PHD
Chair, Industry Advisory Council

Global Franchise Head, Pediatrics
San Francisco, CA

Scientific Advisory Council (View full bios here)

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Council

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Bone Marrow Transplantation Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Richard Gilbertson, MD, PhD
Director of Comprehensive Cancer Center
Executive Vice President
Director of the Division of Brain Tumor Research
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Alexander R. Judkins, MD
Pathologist-in-Chief and Department Head
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Vice Chair of Department of Pathology
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA

A. Thomas Look, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Vice-Chair for Research, Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Malcolm Brenner, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Stephen Hunger, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Oncology
Director, Center for Childhood Cancer Research
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Loren Walensky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Attending Physician in Pediatric Oncology
Principal Investigator, Linde Program in Cancer Chemical Biology
Director, Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Donald Small, MD PhD
Kyle Haydock Professor of Oncology
Professor of Oncology, Pediatrics, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Human Genetics
Director, Pediatric Oncology
Director, Joint JHU/NCI Fellowship in Peds Heme/Onc
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

Board of Directors was last modified: September 16th, 2016 by Geoff Duncan

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