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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,
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 & 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
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