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Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is an advisory group of distinguished individuals who are dedicated to advancing the mission of The Wistar Institute—to solve some of the world’s most challenging and important problems in the fields of cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, and produce groundbreaking advances in world health. Through their philanthropic commitment and advocacy, Council members help provide the resources that enable Wistar to nurture innovative ideas, launch new initiatives and train the next generation of leading scientists.

Council membership is by invitation. For further information, please contact Michael Criscuolo at 215-495-6927 or


Kenneth J. Davis, Esq.
Partner, Morgan Lewis

James D. Troyer, CFA


Mary E. Bak
Partner, Howson & Howson LLP

Jennifer Bellis

Max Berger
President, MBA Equities

John T. Boxer, Esq.
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Wealth Management, LLC

Marc Duey
President, ProMetrics, Inc.

Lisa C. Dykstra, Esq.
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Lynsie Feinberg
Consultant, Lynsie Blair, LLC

Bruce A. Gillespie
Retired Commercial Banker

Carrie Gish

Joseph F. Grusemeyer

Jessica A. Hartman
Vice President, Investments, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Scott H. Herbert, M.D.
Chief, Radiation Oncology, The Rosenfeld Cancer Center, Abington Memorial Hospital

Liza Herzog
Director of Academic Research, Drexel University, School of Entrepreneurship

Larry Hollin
Partner, Arch Street Advisors

Sharon Tobin Kestenbaum
President, Bala Properties Group, Inc.

Charles Lentz
Superintendent of Schools, New Hope-Solebury School District

Matthew Malinowski Lentz
Business Manager/Board Secretary, Upper Moreland School District

James C. Li
Vice President, Commercial Lending, Penn Community Bank

Michelle Mayer

Jennifer Mendel
Principal Partner, Blue Fox Advisors LLC

Louis Padulo, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, University City Science Center

Elizabeth A. Pesce
CFO, Beco Kitchens and Bathrooms

Eric Rugart
Co-Founder, ZSX Medical

Jim Schaeffer
Partner, Center Bridge Group

Katie Adams Schaeffer
Barnes Foundation

Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer
SAVVY Main Line

Colleen M. Schaller
Partner, Howson & Howson LLP

Alex Stanbach
Stylist, Stella and Dot

Greg Stanbach
Executive Director, JPMorgan

Donna F. Weinraub, CPCU, ARM
Senior Vice President, Client Advocate, Willis Towers Watson

Emalee Welsh, Esq.
Associate, Morgan Lewis

John Welsh, Ph.D.
CEO, OsciFlex LLC

Jeremiah J. White, Jr.
President and CEO, Jeremiah J. White & Associates

James Wistar
Chairman, President and CEO, Everite Door Company

Craig F. Zappetti
Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP