NYSCF's Board of Directors is made up of leaders in medicine, the arts and business. Their talents and experience, combined with an unwavering commitment to advancing stem cell research, guide the Foundation in realizing its mission to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research.
He graduated from Harvard University and pursued his medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He trained in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center where he was the Chief Resident and subsequently underwent fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.
He has received the ASLMS Ellet Drake and Leon Goldman awards.
A longtime health-care advocate, Ms. Solomon is a founding member and current President of NYAMR (New Yorkers for the Advancement of Medical Research), is on the Executive and Nominating Committee for the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association of NY, and she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New York Chapter. Ms. Solomon was also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board...
Ms. Alexander is the retired Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management (previously, Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management). She spent thirty years in the financial industry at UBS/PaineWebber, beginning as a research analyst and later directing major businesses in equity research, sales and trading. At the time of the UBS acquisition in 2000 she was a member of the PaineWebber Executive Committee and retired in 2003 from UBS.
Ms. Alexander is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where she met her husband Robert Alexander.
Ms. Alexander is a member of the Boards of Haas School at Berkeley and its Corporate Responsibility Committee, and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.
Peggy Brim Bewkes has had a long and very distinguished career as a writer, director and producer in television and film journalism. After graduating in Yale College’s first class of women, she joined ABC Sports. There she worked in all facets of sports journalism, including producing the first 80 “Up Close and Personal” Olympic athletes’ profiles. She then became a show producer for ABC News where, at the age of 26, she launched the ABC news magazine show 20/20. Also while at ABC News, she was a senior assistant to Roone Arledge, working closely with him on the recreation of ABC News, which subsequently became the premier news network. She won an Emmy Award winner for her work at 20/20 and is the recipient of the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Television Documentary for producing a pioneering investigation on the Love Canal.
She has been a member of the M.I.T. Council for the Arts since 1997...
Dr. Karen Burke is a dermatologist and research scientist. She received her PhD in biophysics from Cornell University, Ithaca, and her MD from New York University Medical College. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University, and residency in dermatology at the NYU Medical Center. She is in private practice in New York City and on the faculties of Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center.
Dr. Burke has written numerous articles and four books. Her current research demonstrates the efficacy of topical and oral antioxidants inpreventing and reversing photoaging of the skin and in prevention of skin cancer...
While still in college, David co-founded Jumpstart, a national service program that pairs college students one-on-one with preschoolers needing individual attention. A decade later, Jumpstart employs 80 full time staff and engages 2,500 college students in service to more than 10,000 children in 60 communities across 22 states...
Alan M. Cohen
Alan is head of Global Compliance at Goldman Sachs. He serves as a vice chair of the Business Practices Committee and an ex-officio member of the Management Committee. Alan joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as a partner.
Prior to joining the firm, Alan worked as a partner at O'Melveny & Myers since 1991, where he co-headed the White Collar and Regulatory Defense Practice and the New York Litigation Group. Prior to this, he was an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York for nine years, where his last assignment was as the chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.
Alan earned a BA in 1972 from Temple University, and both a PhD in 1976 and a JD, with highest honors, in 1979 from Rutgers University.
He is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, published in 2009 by Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, a collection of his architecture essays published in 2009 by Monacelli Press, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published in 2010 by Taschen. He is now at work on a full-length biography of the architect...
George Lazarus, MD, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a member of the US Air Force, a Pediatrician, and a Professor of Medicine. At Yale University, George was selected to Phi Beta Kappa, and he graduated summa cum laude. He entered medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, ultimately specializing in Pediatrics. He interned and then completed his residency at the Babies Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was appointed Chief Resident in Pediatrics.
Dr. Massey managed the research and development programs, intellectual property portfolio and operations at IGEN International, Inc. and BioVeris from 1982 to 2004. Prior to IGEN International, Inc., he was on the faculty of...
David K. Mitnick
David K. Mitnick is the Founder and President of Domain Skate, LLC, an internet company that focuses on domain name arbitration disputes. Prior to starting Domain Skate, David spent ten years as an intellectual property lawyer with Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP in New York, working on all phases of intellectual property law including trademark licensing and prosecution, copyright litigation and and internet law. Before becoming an attorney, David worked as a Finance Associate at the Sanwa Bank in the International and Project Finance Groups.
He serves as a Trustee of the Mai Family Foundation and as the Advisory Board Chairman of the Brooklyn Law School Trade Secrets Institute. An avid hockey fan and player, David coaches hockey through the organization Ice Hockey in Harlem in the wintertime. David earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. Married to Rebecca Mai, they reside in New York City with their three children.
Stuart Smith has over twenty-five years’ experience in communications and marketing. In that time he has held senior positions within consultancies and in-house and has worked across many industries and geographies in both the private and public sectors. In his role as CEO of Ogilvy PR he has driven a growth strategy to improve talent, innovate in social..
Mary Elizabeth Bunzel (Emeritus)
John L. Eastman (Emeritus)
Mr. Eastman is a partner at Eastman & Eastman. He served as a Trustee of Smith College from 1989 to 1999, as well as co-chair of Smith College $400 million capital campaign. He currently serves as a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History; Director of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); Director of the National Music Publishers Association; and Director of Apple Corps Limited (Beatles). He served as Director of United Television, Inc. from 1985 to 2001 and BHC Communications, Inc. from 1989 to 2001 (Chris-Craft Industries). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as the Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center. Mr. Eastman earned a BA in 1961 from Stanford University and a JD from New York University Law School in 1964.
Carol Einiger is President of Post Rock Advisors, LLC, a private investment advisory firm based in New York. She founded Post Rock Advisors after serving from 1996 to 2005 as Chief Investment Officer of The Rockefeller University.
Ms. Einiger began her investment career at Goldman Sachs in 1971. She worked from 1973 to 1988 at The First Boston Corporation, becoming a Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Department, and from 1989 to 1992 at Wasserstein Perella & Co. as a Managing Director...
Janet Felleman (Emeritus)
Janet Felleman was recently appointed the New York State Parks Commissioner and chair of the New York City Region.
Previously she was the CEO and President of American Show Advisors which creates, markets and develops trade shows and conferences. She was the founder and former CEO of Corporate Presentations, the corporate parent of LegalTech which was acquired by American Lawyer Media in 1998. Janet is a trustee of Central Synagogue and on the President's Council of Prep for Prep.