Less Cancer Board of Directors

_W8C0221Thomas M. Sherman MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tom Sherman is a founding director of Next Generation Choices Foundation and the Less Cancer Campaign. Dr. Sherman who resides in Rye, New Hampshire is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Treasurer. Dr. Sherman practices gastroenterology and internal medicine.  Dr. Sherman previously was based in Warrenton,Virginia and was former Medical Staff President and Board member of Fauquier Hospital.

530361_3611923659490_1315715478_33530559_1552116519_nWilliam U. “Bill” Couzens, Founder and President

Couzens’ vision for the organization was to bridge a critical gap on escalating incidences of cancer. The work of the organization is specific to education, advocacy, policy and most recently research.

In addition Couzens has been the visionary for cancer prevention day and National Cancer Prevention Day February 4th; a resolution sponsored by Co-Chair of the House Cancer Caucus Congressman Steve Israel in both 2012, 2013 and 2014. Couzens who spoke in the the US Capitol this past February 4th spoke for the need to leader the War on Cancer with Prevention.

Currently States that are recognizing Cancer Prevention Day are Virginia, Michigan, New Hampshire  and most recently New York.

Since founding the organization over a decade ago under Couzens’ leadership he as forged several partnerships among them Hospitals, Universities, Schools, Non-Profit Organizations in an effort to educate, advocate and participate in efforts for seeds of change in reducing risks for human health and the environment and creating choices and building awareness for choices that can reduce risk.

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johnJohn M. Couzens

John Couzens is a Managing Director of Asset Advisory Services at Northern Trust Company. Couzens who left Northern Trust in 1994 for CFO position returned in 2009 to run alternative assets held in trust. Couzens led acquisitions program for wealth management/private client business. Currently Couzens is responsible for Arizona banking business. Previously, Couzens was founder and managing partner of Trinity Capital Services, a consulting firm for U.S. private corporations that net between $25 and $300 million. John has more than 20 years of experience in finance, business management, and the representation of business owners in complex governance situations. His industry experience includes technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and distribution. Before founding Trinity Capital Services, John represented the privately held multi-billion dollar Anschutz Company (Denver) for nine years. While with Anschutz Company Couzens was CFO at Interwest Group, Inc. and Slingshot Networks, LLC. CEO at Internet Communications Corporation and Qwest Digital Media, LLC. Corporate board director for various portfolio companies. Led teams in dozens of corporate finance transactions.

HerbermanCropRonald B. Herberman MD

Dr. Herberman (In memoriam)  was founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research, Hillman Professor of Oncology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Herberman is an internationally recognized tumor immunologist who has made major discoveries in his field and has fostered the application of this information to novel approaches to cancer therapy, diagnosis and prevention. The phenomenon of natural killer (NK) cell-mediated cytotoxicity against tumors was first discovered in Dr. Herberman’s laboratory at the National Cancer Institute in the early 1970s. In addition to his pioneering investigation of NK cells, Dr. Herberman has played a leading role in multiple areas of tumor immunology.

StormyStormy Stokes Hood

Stormy Stokes Hood of Upperville, Virginia is a founding Partner of Paul Wilmot Communications (NYC). The client roster includes some of the world’s most respected high fashion and lifestyle brands — including Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, the Whitney Museum and the American Ballet Theater. Prior to PWC, Stormy was at Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana in the Public Relations Divisions.

283244_10150371560955410_7240830_n-1Greg Lam, Vice President

Mr. Lam is a partner at the law firm of Copilevitz & Canter, LLC. He works primarily in the areas of corporate, tax, and charitable fundraising law. His work focuses on nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Lam handles the formation, structuring, and qualification of exempt organizations. He advises on matters such as public charity status, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, the unrelated business income rules, and the use of supporting organizations, and fundraising. Nonprofit clients come to Mr. Lam for both general counsel services and for specialized service in connection with charitable fundraising regulation and taxation issues. A graduate of the University of Kansas (B.A., with distinction. 1987; J.D., 1991), Mr. Lam is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bars. He has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of the states of Kansas and Missouri, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

17064_0961Miles O’Brien

Miles O’Brien is a 26-year broadcast news veteran.
Based in New York City, he owns a production company that creates, produces and distributes original content across all media platforms.
For nearly 17 years he worked as a correspondent, anchor and producer for CNN based in Atlanta and New York. At various times he was CNN’s science, space, aviation, technology and environment correspondent. Miles O’Brien in the News: PBSPBS-Moscow, Miles O’Brien Remembers Yuri Gagarin’s Monumental Space TripCNN -Hurricane Katrina,CNN- Space Shuttle Columbia Breaks Up on Re-Entry, Part IV

 

PittmanCropVeronique Pittman

Veronique is an advocate for Sustainable schools, an activist in the areas of indigenous rights, biodiversity conservation, green technologies, discovery learning, and women’s reproductive health. She serves as a trustee of The Rainforest Foundation, Global Goods Partners, LessCancer.org and Round Hill Hotels and Villas. She is also a sponsor of the American Museum of Natural History and an Advisory Board member of  the Sustainable Acai Project. Graphic designer, former cook and mountaineer, a weaver of webs, connecting individuals to each other, to their communities, to the earth. Community organizer striving to bring sustainable, creative, resourceful abundance to the whole.

donovanCropDr. Maryann Donovan

Dr. Maryann Donovan is the Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (CEO-UPCI) and the Associate Director for Research Services at UPCI. The CEO-UPCI was established in 2004 as the first cancer institute-academic medical center-based interdisciplinary program focused on communicating the evidence linking environmental exposures to adverse health outcomes. The Center provides information and lectures for the public on environmental exposures that increase cancer risk with an emphasis on strategies to reduce risk. Staff also participate in regional and national initiatives to educate legislators and inform public policy.

Dr. Donovan, a cellular and molecular biologist with additional training in environmental science, has spent more than 30 years in academia. In her early research she published the first studies demonstrating that a biological control agent, still used commercially to control insect pests, was not toxic for non-target species. Subsequently, as a human molecular geneticist, she studied the molecular regulation of hemoglobin switching, coagulation disorders and breast tumor metastasis. She also co-directed the first cancer molecular diagnostic lab at the University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, developing and validating assays to improve cancer diagnosis.

Kristiane Crane Graham, Treasurer

KC GrahamK.C. Graham graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979, with a degree in Psychology. After college, she moved to NY and worked in the financing section of the thoroughbred horse industry. She continued her work in the horse industry when she moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to work for Citizens Fidelity Bank (now PNC) in their Equine Lending Division. K.C. then moved to Lexington, Kentucky, to start her own business; buying and selling horses, as well as publishing a newsletter on international horse racing. Following horse racing around the globe, she went to the Southern Hemisphere and lived in Australia for two years.

Once she returned to the states, she moved to Middleburg, Virginia, which she still calls home. K.C. joined the Board of Trustees of The Hill School, an independent K-8 school in Middleburg where she served a total of 14 years. She was on the Building and Grounds Committee, the Education School Life Committee, the Search Committee for the new Head of School, and on the Executive Committee as Secretary. K.C. was also a member of the board of the Middleburg Community Center. A portion of her service was as Treasurer.

In 1999, K.C. joined the board of Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 international manufacturing conglomerate. She serves on the Compensation Committee as well as the Governance and Nominating Committee.

At UVA, K.C. is currently an Emeritus Trustee of the College Foundation Board, and a member of NCOUR (National Committee on University Resources) and Women in Philanthropy.

Most recently, K.C. was elected and invited to join the Board of Trustees of Tabor Academy in Marion, MA,.  K.C. is also a member of the board of three family foundations; the Graham Family Foundation, the Tara Foundation and the Ohrstrom Foundation.

The library in the UVA Neurology Department is named for her grandmother, Elizabeth Ohrstrom. It is through this library that the relationship started with the Ohrstrom Foundation and the UVA School of Nursing.

K.C. lives in Middleburg, Virginia, with her husband Ben and daughters Sydney “Syd Rose and Katherine “Boo” Graham.

Margaret I. Cuomo, MD

 

Cuomo_MargaretMargaret I. Cuomo, MD, is a board certified radiologist, teaching professional, and national advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Her recent book, A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New World and the Real Promise of Prevention, presents a provocative and surprising look into the ways that profits, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer. This groundbreaking book, based on her own firsthand experience with cancer patients, has been described as “urgent and powerful,” “an eye-opening look at the way we fight cancer,” and a “call for bold leadership to transform our system from treatment to prevention.”

Dr. Cuomo graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University and received her medical degree from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She served as an attending physician specializing in diagnostic radiology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and dedicated much of her time and energy to the diagnosis of cancer and AIDS using state-of-the art CT scans, ultrasound examinations, and MRIs. Dr. Cuomo has also provided academic instruction to medical students at New York University Hospital and Cornell University Medical College, and has published numerous articles in medical journals.

Dr. Cuomo has been featured on such TV shows as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Morning Joe, and Inside Edition, as well as national and regional radio programs. Her work has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Better Homes and Gardens, Education Update, Family Circle, Glamour, InStyle, Manhattan, Metro Newspapers, Networking, and Woman’s Day, and websites, including DoctorOz.com, Glamour.com, DailyBeast.com, Prevention.com, BlackstoneAudio.com, ASCOPost.com, and EverydayHealth.com. Dr. Cuomo is a contributor and a member of the Medical Review Board of the Huffington Post, and is also a regular contributor to WebMD.

The Cuomo family’s commitment to public service is evident. Dr. Cuomo’s father is former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and her brother is current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In addition, her mother, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, is the founder of the New York State Mentoring Program, and her brother Chris Cuomo is a CNN anchor. Dr. Cuomo is married to Howard Maier, who served as chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County for nine years.

Dr. Cuomo’s affiliations include the American Association of Women Radiologists, American College of Radiology, Long Island Radiological Society, Nassau County Medical Society, New York State Radiological Society, New York State Medical Society, and Radiological Society of North America. She is an honoree of the Association of Italian American Educators (2003, 2005) and an honoree of the National Organization of Italian American Women (2004). In 2011, Dr. Cuomo was awarded the “Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana,” the “Commendation of the Order of the Star,” conferred by the president and prime minister of Italy.

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