Board of Trustees

The administration and the board of trustees support Wistar’s mission to save lives through science.


  • Helen P. Pudlin, Esq.
    Chair, Board of Trustees
    Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The PNC Financial Services Group
  • Richard M. Horowitz
    Vice Chair
    President, RAF Industries, Inc.
  • J. Evans Stacey, Esq.
    Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations, The Wistar Institute
  • Joseph Trainor, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer


  • Elizabeth McKee Anderson
    Principal, Puresight Advisory LLC
  • Douglas S. Briggs
  • Ira Brind
    President, Brind Investments, Inc.
  • Ronald L. Caplan
    Founder & President, Philadelphia Management
  • Morton Collins, Ph.D.
    M. Collins Ventures LLC
  • Susan B. Dillon, Ph.D.
    Global Therapeutic Head, Immunology, Janssen Pharmaceutical R & D
  • Brian H. Dovey
    General Partner, Domain Associates
  • Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, C.F.A.
    President & CEO, Citizens Bank of PA/NJ/DE/NY
  • Robert A. Fox
    Chairman & CEO, RAF Industries, Inc.
  • John A. Fry
    President, Drexel University
  • L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D.
    Founder and President, enGage Biotech Consulting
  • Joseph A. Goldblum
    President, G-II Equity Investors, Inc.
  • Herbert Kean, M.D.
  • Perry A. Lerner
    CEO and Chair, Crown Global Insurance Group, LLC
  • James W. Lovett
    COO, Myoderm
  • Susan S. McDonald, Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer, NAXION
  • Maida R. Milone
    President & CEO, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • Abraham L. Morris
    Operating Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors
    President, Rittenhouse Advisors, LLC
  • Albert Ominsky, Esq.
    Ominsky & Ominsky, P.C.
  • Arthur M. Pappas
    Managing Partner, Pappas Ventures
  • Cavan Redmond
    Partner, Zarsy, LLC
  • Samuel V. Rhoads
    Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
  • Robert H. Rock
    Chairman, MLR Holdings LLC
  • Gerald B. Rorer
  • Adele K. Schaeffer
  • Paul J. Schmitt
    Managing Director, Novitas Capital
  • Milton S. (Tony) Schneider
    Principal & Founder, the Glenville Group
  • William A. Slaughter, Esq.
    Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Judith E. Soltz, Esq.
  • David V. Wachs
  • Daniel H. Wheeler
    President, Pea Vine Properties
  • Edward Ziff, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Biochemistry, New York University

Emeritus Board Members

  • Harold M. Davis
    Chairman, Realen Properties
  • 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
  • The Honorable Harris N. Hollin
  • Faye Olivieri Kozich
  • Seymour S. Preston III
    The Millrace Group
  • Doris Taxin