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Board of Trustees

The Wistar Board of Trustees is a talented and committed group of advocates for the Institute who represent diverse disciplines, including science, academia, law, public policy and commerce. All are inspired to help guide and advocate for Wistar by a keen interest in the role of basic science in advancing human health – and by their appreciation for the distinctive way Wistar pursues basic research to accelerate impact.


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, The Wistar Institute

Dean Stoios

Chief Financial Officer, The Wistar Institute

Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, Esq.

Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations, The Wistar Institute


Steven V. Abramson

President & CEO
Universal Display Corporation

Elizabeth McKee Anderson

Principal, Puresight Advisory LLC
Independent Board Director

Max Berger

President, MBA Equities, Ltd.

Douglas S. Briggs

Retired President & CEO, QVC, Inc.

Ira Brind

President, Brind Investments, Inc.

Ronald L. Caplan

President, PMC Property Group, Inc.

Arthur Dantchik

President & Founder
Susquehanna International Group

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 and Chair, Crown Global Insurance Group, LLC

Susan Schwartz McDonald, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, NAXION

Abraham L. Morris

Operating Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors
President, Rittenhouse Advisors, LLC

Elliot Norry, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Adaptimmune

Patrick Oates, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning, EMSCO Scientific, Inc.

Arthur M. Pappas

Managing Partner, Pappas Capital

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.

Aleister Saunders, Ph.D.

Executive Vice Provost for Research & Innovation, Drexel University

Adele K. Schaeffer

Civic Leader

Milton S. (Tony) Schneider

Principal & Founder, The Glenville Group

Squire Servance

Founder & Managing Partner, Syridex Bio

William A. Slaughter, Esq.

Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Joy E. Taylor

CEO, EastEdge Consulting Services

Sozi Tulante, Esq.

General Counsel, Form Energy

Edward Ziff, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, New York University

Board Members Emeriti

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

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