Executive Committee

John W. Hansbury, Esq., Co-Chair

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Sherry Jacobson, Co-Chair

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Robin S. Cohen, Vice President

Robin Cohen

Drexel Hill, PA

Robin Cohen has been the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation for 10 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.

Jacqueline Bianco, Treasurer

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Dana L. Mark, Esq., Secretary

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Jeff Boyd, PhD, Director

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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.

Brooke Goodman Cohen, Director

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Matthew Neal Miller, Director

Matthew Miller

Washington, DC

Matthew Neal Miller is a management consultant with close to twenty years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Matthew currently works in the Advisory Practice of PwC where he specializes in strategic planning, organizational performance management and change management and transformation.

He has led major engagements and has been a career manager to multiple staff. Prior to coming to PwC, Matthew worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and the U.S. Department of Education. He has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University and was a visiting 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. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and is a member of the Project Management Institute. Matthew’s mother died of ovarian cancer in 1994.

Diane Rader O’Connor, Director

Diane Rader O'Connor

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 40 years and has two adult sons and two granddaughters.

Board Members

Jennifer Arminger


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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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Anthony Broy

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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

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

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Raynor Dahlquist

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Sheila Duffy

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Andrew Feuerstein

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Stephanie Ercegovic Foster

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Ellen Fruchtman

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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

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Tom Liebman

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Ylain Mayer

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Donna Nadler, Emeritus Executive Committee Member

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Lori Newcomb

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John Orrico

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Mara Sandler

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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

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