Shelley Stingley, Helmsley Charitable Trust

TITLE: Program Director, Rural Healthcare

FUNDING AREAS: Health care and public health in rural areas of the Midwestern United States, child welfare in Africa

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PROFILE: Stingley's foundation bio shares: 

Shelley Stingley is the Program Director for Helmsley's Rural Healthcare Program that focuses on strengthening healthcare institutions in the upper Midwest. Her vision is to expand opportunities for rural critical access hospitals through the development of technology that will provide access to rural citizens in their home communities. 

A lifelong resident of the upper Midwest, Shelley’s experience includes working in several healthcare institutions that reach out to rural areas, 14 years as the CEO of a regional nonprofit, the Assistant Chief of Staff for two South Dakota Governors, and Secretary of the State Department of Labor. Her experience brings a background of the challenges of regulations, fund development, and helping rural areas survive in tough economic times. 

Shelley is a graduate of Wayne State College and also attended the Wharton School of Business Leadership Development Program. She is a former member of the South Dakota State Workforce Development Council and enjoys singing in the church choir and gardening.

Rosemary Veniegas, California Community Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer, Health Care

FUNDING AREAS: Community health care facilities, advocacy, and regional health care programs and alliances

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PROFILE: Rosemary Veniegas joined the California Community Foundation (CCF) team in 2012 as the group's healthcare program officer, helping to expand quality health care for L.A.'s low-income communities. Her foundation bio shares: 

Rosemary Veniegas is the senior program officer for health. Before joining CCF in 2012, she was an Assistant Research Psychologist with the Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Her work addressed the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programs and practices in community and public health settings. She is currently a commissioner with the LA County Hospital and Health Care Delivery Commission representing Supervisorial District 1. Veniegas received a Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA.

Dwayne Proctor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

TITLE: Senior Adviser to the President

FUNDING AREAS: Childhood obesity, urban populations, research

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PROFILE: Dwayne Proctor used to head the national Healthy Weight for All Children directive at the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation (RWJF). Today, he is the senior adviser to the president. His foundation bio shares: 

Dwayne Proctor, PhD, senior adviser to the President and director, believes that the Foundation’s vision for building a Culture of Health presents a unique opportunity to achieve health equity by advancing and promoting innovative systems changes related to the social determinants of health.

Proctor came to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2002 as a senior communications and program officer, providing strategic guidance and resources for several child health and risk-prevention initiatives like the Nurse-Family PartnershipFree to Grow, Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-Free, Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. In 2005, Proctor was tapped to lead RWJF’s national strategies to reverse the rise in childhood obesity rates. In this role, he worked with his colleagues to: (1) promote effective changes to public policies and industry practices; (2) test and demonstrate innovative community and school-based environmental changes; and (3) use both “grassroots” and “treetops” advocacy approaches to educate leaders on their roles in preventing childhood obesity. Proctor is known for his strategic collaborations, having worked on several cross-sector initiatives (e.g., Partnership for a Healthier America, the evaluation of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, ChildObesity 180) and national programs that focused on decreasing childhood obesity disparities gaps (e.g., Healthy Schools Program; Salud America!; Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities; Communities Creating Healthy Environments; National Policy and Legal Action Network; and Voices for Healthy Kids). In 2014, as multiple municipalities and states were reporting signs of progress in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, Proctor was reassigned to direct RWJF’s work to eliminate health disparities.

Before coming to the Foundation, Proctor was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he taught courses on health communication and marketing to multicultural populations. During his Fulbright Fellowship in Senegal, West Africa, his research team investigated how HIV/AIDS prevention messages raised awareness of AIDS as a national health problem. Proctor received his doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in marketing and communication science from the University of Connecticut. He is the former chairman of the board of directors for the Association of Black Foundation Executives and currently is the chairman of the board of trustees for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


Dallas Dishman, The David Geffen Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Healthcare, AIDS and HIV services, arts, Jewish community funding, and civil liberties

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PROFILE: Dallas Dishman is the executive director of the Geffen Foundation. His Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy bio shares: 

Dishman is executive director of The David Geffen Foundation, where he oversees philanthropic activities in the areas of HIV/AIDS, civil liberties, cultural arts, Jewish community services and healthcare. He also serves on the West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and is the recipient of numerous community service and academic awards. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Indianapolis, and master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Southern California. His graduate work explored the emergence of digital communities on the internet and their expanding notions of “community” and anti-gay violence, which employed a mixed methodology to model both quantitative and qualitative aspects of crimes across space and time. Dishman is a faculty member of the Organizational Leadership Program in the School of Business at Woodbury University.

Scott Moyer, The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation

TITLE: President

FUNDING AREAS: Healthcare for underserved populations, correctional health, and mental health

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PROFILE: Presiding over a charitable organization with around $82 million in assets and a staff of three (including himself), Scott Moyer has some major grantmaking responsibilities on his hands. His Grantmakers in Health bio shares: 

Scott Moyer, MPH, is President of The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation and has been working in the health field in various capacities since 1990. His interest in health began after enrolling in the student sexual health advocate program as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. After graduating, he worked as a health educator with Planned Parenthood in Mercer County, New Jersey. For five years he served as Project Coordinator for the Mercer County HIV Care Consortium in Trenton, New Jersey. In this role, he managed a federally funded Ryan White Title II program that included identifying community needs, coordinating programs, and managing the grant program. He joined the staff of The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation in 2000, and for five years he served as a Program Officer where he developed new programmatic initiatives, created processes for grant applications/reporting, and served as the primary contact for applicants and grantees. In 2006 he was promoted to President. In this role, he oversees the $4-million grant program, manages operations, supervises staff, and works with the board to identify new grantmaking opportunities. He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Pamela Riley, The Commonwealth Fund

TITLE: Assistant Vice President, Delivery System Reform

FUNDING AREAS: Health care for vulnerable populations

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PROFILE: Riley is an assistant vice president at the Commonwealth Fund. Her foundation bio shares:

Pamela Riley, M.D., M.P.H., is vice president for Delivery System Reform at The Commonwealth Fund. Her area of focus is on transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations, including low-income groups, racial and ethnic minorities, and uninsured populations. Dr. Riley was previously program officer at the New York State Health Foundation, where she focused on developing and managing grantmaking programs in the areas of integrating mental health and substance use services, addressing the needs of returning veterans and their families, and diabetes prevention and management. Earlier in her career, Dr. Riley served as clinical instructor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In this capacity, she was a general pediatrician and associate medical director for Pediatrics at the Ravenswood Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in East Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Riley served as a Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Global Health Policy Fellow at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and has served as a volunteer physician in Peru and Guatemala. Dr. Riley received an M.D. from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in 2000, and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., in 2003. Dr. Riley received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy in 2009.


Ann Lurie, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation

TITLE: President

FUNDING AREAS: AIDS treatment and prevention, education, hunger, health care deficiencies, animal welfare, arts enrichment, conservation

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PROFILE: "Philanthropy doesn't mean just giving money. According to the dictionary, it means loving one's fellow man," major philanthropist Ann Lurie has said. Lurie's website bio shares: 

Ann was born and raised in Florida. She moved to Chicago in 1973 where she married Bob Lurie. Before starting her family, she worked in public health and pediatric intensive care nursing in rural Florida and at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Ann administers the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation in Chicago that provides funding for projects she is passionate about and are aligned with a template she and her late husband Bob developed before he died. While supporting charitable endeavors in Chicago and throughout the world, she has developed a particular interest in funding medical treatment, research, education and prevention.
Lurie Holdings, Inc. administers and manages her investment portfolio. In furtherance of Bob’s engineering background, investments have focused on the miniaturization of technology, from micro to MEMS to nanotechnology and on applications to health care.
Ann founded and served as president of Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics, Inc. (AID Village Clinics), a registered U.S. public charity focused on providing free quality medical care and public health services to rural communities in southeastern Kenya until its closing in late 2012.
Ann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Florida, and, in 2010, was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
She has been awarded honorary degrees from:
Erikson Institute – Doctor of Humane Letters, Spring 2009
University of Florida – Doctor of Public Service, Spring 2009
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Doctor of Laws, Winter 2003
Recognized, Streetwise Chicago, 25 Most Significant People in the History of StreetWise (September 2017)
Civic Federation of Chicago, Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by an Individual (April 2014)
UNICEF, Chicago Humanitarian Award (October 2013)
Awarded, Northwestern Alumni Association Grant Goodrich Achievement Award (March, 2013)
Chicago Magazine, Chicagoans of the Year (December 2012)
Chicago Consular Corps, Global Citizen Award (May 2011) 
Research America, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership (March 2010) 
Anti-Defamation League, Lifetime Achievement Award (March 2009) 
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, 2009
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind (March 2009) 
Harvard Club of Chicago Annual Award (April 2008) 
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Distinguished Philanthropist, Chicago (Spring 2006)
Chicago Historical Society, Jane Addams Making History Award for Distinction in Social Service (Spring 2004)
Co-Chair, Host Committee, Princess Diana’s Royal Visit to Chicago (1996)
Inducted, Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2015)
Recognized, Today's Chicago Woman, "100 Women of Inspiration" (July 2014)
Featured, Betsy Storm, Bright Lights of the Second City, Top Drawer Communications LLC (2014)
Recognized, Make It Better magazine, "Top 11 Chicago Female Philanthropists" (May 2014)
Featured, Chicago Magazine “The Power 100” (March 2013)
Recognized, Crain’s Chicago Business, Who’s Who in Chicago Business (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Featured, Chicago Tribune, “Executive Profile, Wealth of Determination” (April 2012)
Featured, Chicago magazine, “The 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans” (March 2012) 
Featured, Town & Country Special Philanthropy Issue, “A Woman’s Guide to Giving” (June 2008)
Featured, Chronicle of Philanthropy, “America’s 50 most-generous donors committed $7.3 billion in 2007” (January 2008) 
Featured, Chicago Life, distributed by the New York Times, “Philanthropy Here and Beyond” (Holiday 2007)
Recognized, Chronicle of Philanthropy, “America’s Top Donors” (Winter 2007) 
Featured, Business Week, “United States’ Leading Philanthropists” (2003 and 2004) 
Recognized, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Chicago’s 100 Most Influential Women” (Spring 2004) 
Recognized, Chicago Sun-Times, “Most Powerful Woman in Philanthropy” (Spring 2004) 
Featured, Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Shaped by the 60s, Widow Takes Free-Spirited Approach to Giving” (February 2003) 
Recognized, Worth, “The Benefactor 100” (Spring 2000)


Kristin Schubert, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

TITLE: Director

FUNDING AREAS: Public health issues for vulnerable populations and adolescents

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PROFILE: Schubert is the interim assistant vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her foundation bio shares: 

Kristin Schubert, interim assistant vice president - program, helps to shape the Foundation’s strategy to promote ways to improve the health of children and families, particularly the connection between child health and family well-being and nurturing environments in which children can thrive. Her efforts support building a Culture of Health that helps all children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively to the best of their ability. As she puts it “we must learn as a nation how much early childhood matters to lifelong health, longevity, and prosperity. Helping children develop social and emotional skills is one of the most important things we can do to prepare them for a healthy future.”
Schubert also manages RWJF programs that address the need for children to grow up at a healthy weight. Through alliances with a growing coalition of civic and business leaders, she advances changes in public policy, community environments, and industry practices that can help all children have a healthy start in life. This includes programs for family and social support, including affordable child care, and mental and emotional well-being. She believes that far too many children across the nation lack nutritious foods, energetic play, and positive social and emotional environments, all of which affect their health at every stage of life.
Since Schubert joined RWJF in 2000, her work has focused on applying a public health perspective to the health issues faced by vulnerable populations, particularly children and adolescents. She praises RWJF’s pioneering approaches to helping vulnerable families get the care and services they need.
Previously, Schubert was a policy analyst for the Centers for Disease Control-funded Prevention Research Center, focusing on barriers to health among vulnerable populations and youth health and development issues. Trained as a molecular biologist, she began her career as a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Schubert holds an MPH in health policy and administration from Yale University and a BS in molecular biology from Lehigh University. Raised in a family of teachers—her mother, father, aunt, and sister have all dedicated themselves to education—she is the devoted mother of two young boys.


Nike Irvin, California Community Foundation

Nike Irvin has been busy using her longtime experience to make some of Los Angeles’ charities even stronger. As Vice President of Programs at the California Community Foundation (CCF), Irvin has utilized her leadership skills to work on special initiatives in areas like arts, education, health care and human development. It’s safe to say that without Irvin many sectors of the population would be in dire straits.
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Anne Weiss, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

TITLE: Director

FUNDING AREAS: Health and healthcare

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PROFILE: Before Anne Weiss joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1999, this Detroit native by way of Harvard's Kennedy School, oversaw the indigent care program in New Jersey hospitals and directed the implementation of New Jersey's subsidized health-care program for the working uninsured. Her foundation bio shares: 

Anne F. Weiss, managing director, leads the Foundation’s efforts to build a Culture of Health by transforming health and health care systems.
Weiss joined the Foundation in 1999, after a distinguished career in health care policy at both the federal and state level. She served as senior assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, where she directed the state’s oversight of the quality of care delivered by health care providers and health plans, and was also responsible for the state’s hospital indigent care programs. She worked with physicians and hospitals throughout the state to issue New Jersey’s first report card on health care quality. Weiss also served as executive director of New Jersey’s blue-ribbon health reform panel, the Essential Health Services Commission, where she directed implementation of a subsidized health benefits program for the working uninsured.
Previously, Weiss spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., as professional staff to the United States Senate Committee on Finance and as a senior examiner with the Office of Management and Budget. She also has served as a program analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, was a member of the steering committee of the National Academy for State Health Policy, and served on the board of the National Association of Health Data Organizations.
Weiss received her MPP from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a BA in history and political science from Wellesley College.

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Stacey Barbas, The Kresge Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer, Health

FUNDING AREAS: Health disparities and public health

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PROFILE: Stacey Barbas is a senior program officer at the Kresge Foundation. Her foundation bio shares: 

As a senior program officer for Health, Stacey Barbas helps oversee grantmaking and investing aimed at reducing health disparities by addressing conditions that lead to poor health outcomes. She works with grantees engaged in innovative, cross-sector, interdisciplinary efforts to mitigate the social and environmental factors leading to health disparities. Stacey invites and reviews grant requests from nonprofit organizations and safety-net health institutions addressing the social and environmental factors that disproportionately affect at-risk communities.
“As a member of the Health team, I feel privileged to help provide resources to organizations that are working with vulnerable, disenfranchised populations and improving the health of their communities,” says Stacey, who makes site visits to grantees in underserved urban and rural areas. “Through Kresge’s grantmaking, these communities often are given the opportunity to have a voice and choices in their health that they may not have had before.”
Stacey has been involved in charitable work since 1985. Prior to joining the foundation in 2008, she served for five years as executive director of the Michigan AIDS Fund, a statewide grantmaking organization. Earlier, she worked 16 years at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, where she held various positions, including director of information services and manager of the 2-1-1 call center, an around-the-clock information and referral service.

After graduating from Wayne State University, Stacey earned a master of science in administration degree from Central Michigan University.

Peter Tavernise, Cisco Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Public health, human services, childhood obesity, health care, crime and violence prevention, clean water, global disasters, and emergency response

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PROFILE: Peter Tavernise is the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation. His company bio shares:

Peter Tavernise is the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation and Director of Cisco Public Benefit Investment. Peter brings over 25 years of non-profit fundraising, private family foundation, and corporate funding experience to meeting the core mission and strategy of Cisco Public Benefit Investment. We empower global problem solvers to speed the pace of social change. Global problem solvers are individuals who innovate as technologists, think like entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents. Cisco supports internet-based solutions in areas of critical human needs (food, water, shelter, and disaster relief), access to education (K-8), and economic empowerment, which can be replicated, scaled, and sustained.
Peter is currently a Trustee of the Cisco South Africa Education Trust, a board member of the Giraffe Heroes Project, an advisory board member of, and has served as a member of the American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council, and the Contributions Council of The Conference Board. Peter is a previous Cisco Community Leadership Fellow at Public Allies North Carolina, and is a past board member of Teachers Without Borders,, and the Affordable Housing Trust of Santa Clara County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College, and a Masters in Humanities from Duke University.

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Ann Marie Healy, First Hospital Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Access to health care, mental health, child health, and health-care workforce training

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PROFILE: Ann Marie Healy serves as the Executive Director of the First Hospital Foundation. Her foundation bio shares the following:

Ann Marie Healy became First Hospital Foundation’s first executive director in 2006 after serving as the foundation’s administrator since its inception in 1997. Ann Marie is responsible for implementation of the Board’s strategies and for managing all aspects of the foundation’s operations, financial and grants management.

Ann Marie began her career in nonprofit management as vice president for operations and development of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing cities and towns, conserving rural lands and reducing sprawl. In addition, she served as the administrator for the Union Benevolent Association, the oldest charity in continuous existence in Philadelphia, and as the executive assistant to the president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Ann Marie serves on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health and is a member of the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative, Grantmakers in Health, and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. She has an associates degree from Delaware County Community College.  Ann Marie is a recent graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College.

Ann Marie enjoys gardening, kayaking, fishing, and relaxing on her farm, which she shares with her husband and three sons.

Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim, The California Wellness Foundation

TITLE: Program Director

FUNDING AREAS: Health in aging, mental health and health care in traditionally underserved communities

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PROFILE: Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim is program director of The California Wellness Foundation, where his official bio shares:

Jeffrey S. Kim is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where he currently manages grantmaking related to improving oral health care for low-income adults and seniors, and increasing educational opportunities for resilient youth. His responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants.

Prior to joining Cal Wellness in April 2005, Kim was associate director of development for the National Conference for Community and Justice – Los Angeles Region. Before that, he worked for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center as deputy director for the legal services department.

Kim was appointed by the speaker of the California State Assembly to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and currently is the commission’s treasurer. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Grantmakers In Aging. Kim is a member of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and formerly served on the steering committee of its Los Angeles chapter.

A member of the State Bar of California, Kim earned his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation

TITLE: Chairman

FUNDING AREAS: Health care, hospitals, medical in-patient care, medical school/education

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PROFILE: Patrick Soon-Shiong serves as the chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation. He also serves as CEO and Chairman of NantHealth, where his bio shares:

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since the formation of our company in July 2010. Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist, has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published over 100 scientific papers, and has over 95 issued patents on groundbreaking advancements spanning myriad fields. Dr. Soon-Shiong performed the world’s first encapsulated human islet transplant, the first engineered islet cell transplant and the first pig to man islet cell transplant in diabetic patients. He invented and developed Abraxane, the nation’s first FDA-approved protein nanoparticle albumin-bound delivery technology for the treatment of cancer. Abraxane was approved by the FDA for metastatic breast cancer in 2005, lung cancer in 2012, and pancreatic cancer in 2013. Abraxane is now approved in many countries across the globe with sales of approximately $1.0 billion. From 1997 to 2010, Dr. Soon-Shiong served as founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of two global pharmaceutical companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold to Fresenius SE for aggregate consideration of up to $5.6 billion in 2008) and Abraxis BioScience (sold to Celgene Corporation for aggregate consideration of up to $3.6 billion in 2010). Dr. Soon-Shiong serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NantKwest, a publicly-traded pioneering clinical-stage immunotherapy company and an affiliate of NantHealth.

Dr. Soon-Shiong also serves as Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, a non-profit medical research organization. He currently co-chairs the CEO Council for Health and Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center and is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Bank of America. He is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, or UCLA, a visiting Professor at the Imperial College of London, the Executive Director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, and a board member of the California Telehealth Network. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine has honored him with their Distinguished Medical Science Award.

Dr. Soon-Shiong holds a degree in medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand and a M.Sc. in science from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a board certified surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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Casey Wasserman, Wasserman Foundation

TITLE: President and CEO

FUNDING AREAS: Education, arts, environmental responsibility, health

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PROFILE: Casey Wasserman is President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundaiton, where his bio shares:  

Casey Wasserman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wasserman Media Group, a leading sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing and management agency that represents brands, properties and talent on a global basis.  In 2014 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Wasserman to head the city’s Olympic host efforts as the LA2024 Chairman, and in September 2015 the United States Olympic Committee selected Los Angeles as its U.S. Olympic bid city.

Wasserman also serves as President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation, a private family foundation founded in 1952 by his grandparents Lew and Edie Wasserman. The Foundation currently funds in the areas of education, arts & culture, health, service and global initiatives. Wasserman is a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a board member of several renowned philanthropic organizations including The Jules Stein Eye Institute, The LBJ Presidential Library and The Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Wasserman serves on the board of directors of Activision and the digital media company, Vox Media. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and resides in Los Angeles.