The LAM Foundation Boards and Staff Members

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The LAM Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Laura Lentz, Board Chair (IL)
LAM Patient
Senior Financial Manager
Kraft Foods, Inc. - Former

Pat Venters, Vice Chair (NH)
Sister of LAM Patient 
Chief Marketing Officer Ultrasound
GE Healthcare

Andrew Romanosky, Treasurer (IL)
Brother-in-Law of LAM Patient 
Vice President
Union Bank

Andrea Slattery, Development Chair (PA)
Friend of the Foundation
Director of Research
Symmetry Peak Management

Mary Harbaugh, PhD, Secretary (MN)
LAM Patient,
Biology Professor

Frank McCormack, MD (OH)
Scientific Director
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
Director, Internal Medicine, 
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Susan Sherman, MHA (OH) (non-voting member)
Executive Director
The LAM Foundation
Cincinnati, OH

Board Members

Greg Downey, MD (CO)
LAM Clinic Director
Executive Vice President
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Geraldine Finlay, MD (MA)
Deputy Editor
UpToDate / Wolters Kluwer

Christina Hamilton (VA)
Friend of the Foundation,
Senior VP, Gephardt
Government Affairs

Dan Knowles (OH)
President
Brand Ubiquity

Madeline Nolan (CT)
LAM Patient
Health Teacher
Crosby High School

Ed Plocharczyk, (IN)
Husband of LAM Patient 
Senior Engineering Consultant
Eli Lilly and Company - Retired

Eden Pontz (NY)
LAM Patient
Executive Producer
CNN New York

Daniel Roche (IL)
Brother-in-law of LAM Patient
Director of Finance,
Regina Dominican HS

Teresa Stoker (GA)
LAM Patient
Chief Executive Officer
Hillside, Inc.

Eugene Sullivan, MD, FCCP (MD)

Chief Medical Officer
EJS Consulting

Lisa Young, MD (TN)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
LAM Clinic Director
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

The LAM Foundation Staff

Susan Sherman, MHA
Executive Director
ssherman@thelamfoundation.org

Peggy Haupt
PR & Communications Consultant

phaupt@thelamfoundation.org

Jenny Jostworth & Carol Sparks
Finance Department
finance@thelamfoundation.org

Maria Pearson
Outreach & Events Manager
mpearson@thelamfoundation.org

Kim Hasselfeld MS, CCRP
Scientific Project Coordinator
khassselfeld@thelamfoundation.org

Vel Hux
Development Director
vhux@thelamfoundation.org

Kerri Morgan-Byrnes
Office Manager
kbyrnes@thelamfoundation.org

Judy Sheridan, CIP
Grants and Research Specialist
jsheridan@thelamfoundation.org


The LAM Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

An outstanding and dedicated LAM Scientific Advisory Board is the cornerstone of The LAM Foundation's research program. The LAM Scientific Board advises the Foundation on all scientific matters and formulates the direction of LAM research to be supported by The LAM Foundation Board of Directors.

Francis X. McCormack, MD
Chairman, LAM Foundation Scientific 
Advisory Board
Director, Division of Pulmonary 
Critical Care Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Peter J. Barnes, FMed, Sci., FRS
Professor, National Heart & Lung Institute
Department of Thoracic Medicine
London, England

Thomas V. Colby, MD
Professor of Pathology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ

Jean-Francois Cordier, MD
Hospital Louis Pradel
Lyon, France

James Donohue, MD

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Gregory P. Downey, MD
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine
LAM Clinic Director
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Jilly Evans, PhD
Vice President, Biology
Co-Founder, Amira Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, CA

Barry Fanburg, MD
Professor of Medicine
New England Medical Center
Boston, MA

Geraldine Finlay, MD
Deputy Editor
UpToDate / Wolters Kluwer
Boston, MA

David Franz, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH

Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Elizabeth Petri Henske, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Director, Center for LAM Research & Clinical Care
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Yoshikazu Inoue, MD, PhD
National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center
Sakai, Osaka, Japan

Simon Johnson , MD
Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Physician
University of Nottingham
Division of Therapeutics & Molecular Medicine 
Queens Medical Centre 
Nottingham, England

Vera Krymskaya, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

 

David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Lisa Larkin, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Brendan Manning, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics 
and Complex Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Joel Moss, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Translational Research
NIH/NHLBI
Bethesda, MD

Reynold Panettieri Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

David Plas, PhD
Associate Professor Cancer Biology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Lewis Rubin, MD
University of California,
San Diego Medical Center
La Jolla, CA

Jay H. Ryu, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Marvin Schwarz, MD
University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

Eugene Sullivan, MD
EJS Consulting
Olney, MD

Andrew Tee, PhD
Medical Genetics
Institute of Medical Genetics
Wales College of Medicine 
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, UK

Cheryl Walker , MD
Professor, Department of Carcinogenesis
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smithville, TX

Jeffrey A. Whitsett, MD
Chief, Division of Neonatology, Perinatal 
and Pulmonary Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Raymond S. Yeung, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Lisa Young, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
LAM Clinic Director
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN