Executive Committee

Jacqueline Bianco, Treasurer

Jacqueline Bianco is a Senior Vice President of Private Wealth Management at the UBS Financial Services Inc. headquarters office in Manhattan. Jackie brings over 30 years of experience in the financial markets, first as head of a global derivatives desk for a major investment bank and currently as an Advisor to families, corporate executives and entrepreneurs. While her key focus is total wealth management, she also offers discretionary portfolio management as well as hedging, diversification and income producing strategies. She is experienced in providing advice on concentrated positions, estate planning, philanthropy, asset allocation, and all managed asset alternatives including foreign exchange and commodity hedging.

Jackie is a graduate of Columbia University and Treasurer of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. Jackie resides in Riverdale, NY, with her husband, Neil, and together they have five grown children.

Jeff Boyd, PhD, Director

Professor and Chair Department of Human and Molecular Genetics Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University Director, Translational Research and Genomic Medicine Miami Cancer Institute Baptist Health South Florida

Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., is a professor and chair at Florida International University and the Director of Translational Research and Genomic Medicine at the Miami Cancer Institute. Previously, Dr. Boyd was the Senior Vice President at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Before joining Fox Chase, Dr. Boyd was the vice president for Oncology and Research at Memorial Health, and director of the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer institute. He has a national and international reputation as one of the leading scientists in the study of the molecular genetics of women’s cancers and was named a Distinguished Cancer Scholar by the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Boyd came to Savannah from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he served as an attending biologist and director of the gynecology and breast research laboratory in the Department of Surgery and director of the diagnostic molecular genetics laboratory in the Department of Medicine. Boyd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Doctor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. Throughout his career, Boyd has received more than 14 National Institutes of Health (NIH) or NIH-equivalent research grants totaling several million dollars. He has served on the editorial boards of five prestigious journals, including the American Journal of Pathology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Boyd has published more than 180 articles, reviews, and textbook chapters, and presented over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Boyd was appointed to OCRF’s Board of Directors as of December 2012.

Robin S. Cohen, Vice President

Bryn Mawr, PA

Robin Cohen has been the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation for 16 years. She is an oncology nurse at Lankenau Hospital in the Philadelphia area. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the Cambridge WHO’s WHO. In 2007, she was recognized as one of the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians.

John W. Hansbury, Esq., Chair

John W. Hansbury, Esq., is Chair of the OCRFA Board of Directors.  His late wife, the actress, Madeline Kahn, died in 1999 from ovarian cancer. She felt strongly that if her personal struggle with ovarian cancer was shared that it might raise awareness of this awful disease.  John vowed to campaign for improved ovarian cancer treatment and awareness and joined the OCRFA Board in 1999.

John is an attorney in private practice in New York City.  He graduated from the Mount Hermon School, Oberlin College and received a JD from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC.

Tom Liebman, Director

Bio coming soon.

Dana L. Mark, Esq., Secretary

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Matthew Neal Miller, Director

Matthew Miller

Washington, DC

Matthew Neal Miller is a management consultant with over twenty years experience in the public and private sectors helping organizations to solve their problems.  Matthew currently works for the technology company Red Hat.  He has led major projects and has been a career manager to multiple staff.  Matthew has also worked for PwC and Booz Allen Hamilton as a management consultant.  He has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University, and was a visiting undergraduate student at the University of Oxford.

In addition, Matthew is certified as a Change Management Advanced Practitioner from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and he has served as an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

Matthew resides in Washington, DC.  Matthew’s mother died of ovarian cancer in 1994.

Diane Rader O’Connor, Director

Vancouver, WA

An ovarian cancer survivor since 2002, Diane Rader O’Connor is president and co-founder of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington, a Partner Member of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. She has served on the board of directors for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance since 2006.

She has been an integral part of OCRFA’s Survivor’s Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® program since 2004 and has recruited and prepared survivors to speak at the Oregon Health and Science University as well as local nursing schools. She has served as a Consumer Reviewer for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Project. Diane also helped create the SW Washington Cancer Center’s gynecologic cancer support group in 2003.

In 2000, Diane retired from a 32-year career as a counselor and educator in the Vancouver, WA, public school system. She has been married for 45 years and has two adult sons and three granddaughters.

Board Members

Jennifer Arminger

Jennifer Arminger, CPA is an Audit Partner with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, based out of Bethesda, MD, and specializes her skills and expertise in auditing and accounting for tax-exempt organizations.

She is an activist for woman’s health and joined the Board of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in 2014, where she served as Treasurer for the subsequent two years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland in College Park and her M.S. in Accounting from American University. Ms. Arminger lives in Fells Point Baltimore, MD with her husband and also serves on the Board of Live Baltimore.

Natalie Auerbach

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Mona Baird

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut and Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles, Mona Baird embarked on a successful career at Goldman Sachs in New York City. As a Managing Director in the Equities Division, Mona managed the International Equity sales trading group and worked on the some of the largest global equity transactions in the firm’s history.

Possessing a strong work ethic and tenacity, Mona helped to build a world-class franchise, for which she was regarded highly by her colleagues. Mona dedicated thirteen years of service to Goldman Sachs and retired in 2006 to spend more time to raise her family. Currently, Mona resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband and three children.

Susan D. Bazaar

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Jeannette Chang

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Carmel J. Cohen, MD, Emeritus Executive Committee Member

Carmel Cohen

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Mount Sinai Medical Center

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Founder, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Carmel Cohen is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Cohen previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai, where he founded the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and was its chairman for more than 25 years. Dr. Cohen has served as President of the New York Obstetrical Society, President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, President of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Founding Member and Council Member for the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. He has just completed a term as President of the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society, is a current member of the American Cancer Society’s National Board of Directors, and was invited to chair its Gynecologic Cancer Advisory Group during its current term. He had chaired this group when it rewrote the American Cancer Society national guidelines on cervical cancer screening. He past Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and serves on its Scientific Advisory Committee. His past research demonstrated the utility of platinum drugs in treating ovarian cancer and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Dr. Cohen has published extensively and trained numerous (40) fellows, many of whom have become leaders or important contributors to the discipline of gynecologic oncology.

Mei-Li Da Silva Vint, Esq.

Mei-Li da Silva Vint is the Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer at Brevet Capital, a New York based hedge fund.  She spent almost five years on the Bank Resource Management team at the investment bank of Morgan Stanley where she covered key institutional clients in the fixed income and equity space, beginning on the Institutional Securities Documentation team and then joining the Sales & Marketing Team.  During her time on the Sales & Marketing team, she sold securities financing products (via securities lending, repo, and derivatives products), managed a multibillion dollar exclusive securities lending portfolio, and sourced durable and sustained funding to manage the liquidity of the firm.

Her previous role on the Institutional Securities Documentation team at Morgan Stanley focused on cross-border (specifically Brazil) and local derivatives markets for fixed income, equities, and commodities.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she was a corporate associate at McDermott Will & Emery, an international law firm, where she executed cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, and venture capital and private equity related transactions.  She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. in English from Virginia Tech, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was Phi Beta Kappa.  She is fluent in Portuguese, with a background in French.  She enjoys traveling around the globe and spending time with her husband and family.

Sheila Duffy

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Andrew Feuerstein

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Stephanie Ercegovic Foster

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Ellen Fruchtman

Ellen Fruchtman is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of experience building and repositioning brands.  Ellen spent the early part of her career as a journalist with Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine in New York.  After returning to her hometown of Atlanta, she spent the next 20 years with Federated Department Stores and Macy’s.  There, she was part of the team that successfully converted Federated Department Stores’ regional brands to Macy’s, making it one of the most iconic retail brands in the world.

Ellen currently leads Public Relations, Cause Marketing and Community Affairs efforts for Mud Pie, a privately-held gift manufacturer based in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

 

As President of the Ovarian Cycle Board of Directors, she initiated the organization’s merger with OCRF in 2012 in an effort to expand the events nationwide.  She was inspired to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research after losing her friend, Debbie Green Flamm and her aunt, Pearl Maskantz, to this horrible disease.   Her hope is that the money raised through Ovarian Cycle rides will support research leading to more effective diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Shelley Golden

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Carol J. Hamilton

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Caroline Hirsch

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Veronica Jordan

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Beth Y. Karlan, MD

Dr. Karlan holds the Board of Governors’ Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Oncology, she is the Director of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Gilda Radner Cancer Detection Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Karlan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Karlan received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Harvard-M.I.T. Program in Health Sciences and Technology.

Her postgraduate training included a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at UCLA. She has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals including Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer, Cancer Research and Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Karlan has served as the President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and as a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Karlan was appointed Editor-in-Chief to the Gynecologic Oncology Journal in 2008. Her research interests include early detection, biomarker discovery, inherited susceptibility, and targeted therapy. Dr. Karlan’s contributions include early detection, recognizing the importance of awareness, and individualizing therapeutic approaches of treatment.

Ed Labaton, Esq., Emeritus Executive Committee Member

Bio coming soon.

Ylain G. Mayer

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Donna B. Nadler, Emeritus Executive Committee Member

Donna B. Nadler is a Senior Partner with Capital Management Group. Donna joined Capital Management Group in 2005 and focuses on investment management, estate planning strategies and charitable planning for high net worth individuals.

Donna has worked in the industry since 1985. Prior to joining Capital Management Group, she was President of her company, Nadler Financial Services and President of Gallers Financial Group Inc. In 2005 she merged Nadler Financial Services with Capital Management Group.

Donna is a graduate of Rutgers University with an MBA in Finance. She has achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional (CFP) designation and holds a Series 6, 7 and 65 securities registration license and a Life, Health and Disability Income insurance license. She is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) where she has qualified for both Top of the Table and Court of the Table.

Donna also received the 2012 Regional Associate Award which is granted by AXA Advisors, LLC, to the financial professional who exemplifies esteemed qualities and attributes of community service, loyalty, leadership and respect.

Donna has been active in community groups throughout the years. She is passionate about her involvement in Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance where she served as the head of the Finance Committee, Treasurer and member of the Executive Board for twelve years. Donna is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc., and the Purposeful Planning Institute. Over the years she has also served as a mentor to many young financial professionals, especially women.

Donna has appeared as a guest on CNBC and MSNBC and has conducted numerous financial strategies seminars. Through the years she has been quoted in various newspapers and magazines. Donna lives in New York City with her husband Bob. She has two children, three stepchildren and ten grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, yoga and spending time with her family and friends at her beach home.

Lori Newcomb

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John Orrico

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Lisa Schreiber

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Bronwen Smith

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Alison Stautberg

Alison Stautberg works for Cyrus Capital Partners, a 2.5 billion dollar hedge fund based in New York and London that focuses on the distressed debt market. Before joining Cyrus Capital, Alison managed the Abdul-Aziz Family Foundation for part of the Saudi Royal Family. Alison earned her BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in 2007 and her MPA from New York University in 2010.

Alison was awarded fellowships from a variety of institutions including the Embassy of Israel, the Governor’s School of New Jersey, Public Policy and International Fellows at Carnegie Mellon University, IHS at the University of California at Berkeley and Susan Schiffer Stautberg Leadership Fellows. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors, Alison founded the Junior Committee of Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in 2009. She is a past Treasurer and Board Member of Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, and former Junior Board member of The Family Center.

Robin Zarel

Robin Zarel, LCSW has been an OCRFA Board Member since 1995. A 23 year survivor of ovarian cancer, Robin recognized early on the need for research, education, support and hopefully an eventual cure for women diagnosed with this insidious disease. She has the BRCA1 mutation and is also a two time breast cancer survivor. She serves on the Woman to Woman Committee of OCRFA.

Robin is a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan with a specialty in helping individuals and couples deal with life threatening and chronic illnesses, bereavement, and relationship issues. She also developed, implemented, and currently manages The Employee Assistance Program for The Fashion Institute of Technology where she provides counseling and workshops for the employees of the college.