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Board of Directors

FAES Board of Directors

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) is governed by a Board of Directors through the President, other officers, and a series of Committees. FAES members may vote in Board elections and are encouraged to participate in program management.

2018-2019 FAES Board of Directors
June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

Susan F. Leitman, MD

Officer, President, Board Chair, and Health Insurance Committee Chair

Heiner Westphal, MD

Officer, 1st Vice President, and Vice Chair

Jeffrey Kopp, MD

Officer, 2nd Vice President, Vice Chair, and Investment Committee Chair

John "Ted" Ibex, CPA

Officer, Board Treasurer, and Audit Oversight Committee Member

Alan Schechter, MD

Officer, Board Secretary, and Bookstore Committee Chair

Angela Gronenborn, PhD

Ex-Officio Member and Past President

Candice Abate, JD


Barbara Alving, MD, MACP

Director and Education Committee Co-Chair

Ira Berkower, MD, PhD


Orna Cohen-Fix, PhD


Julie G. Donaldson, PhD

Director and Nominating Committee Co-Chair

Suzanne L. Epstein, PhD


Naomi Lynn Gerber, MD


Alan Goldhammer, PhD

Director and Health Insurance Committee Member

Alisa M. Goldstein, PhD

Director and Nominating Committee Co-Chair

Lynn Johnson Langer, PhD, MBA

Director and Education Committee Member

Donald R. Mattison, MD

Director and Education Committee Co-Chair

Louis Mkanganwi, CPA, CA, EML

Director and Audit Oversight Committee Vice-Chair

Paul Randazzo, MD, PhD


Karen Sibley, PhD


Richard Siegel, MD, PhD

Director and Real Estate Advisor Group Chair

Carol J. Thiele, PhD


Margaret (Peggy) Thomas, RN, MS


John F. Tisdale, MD


Leepo Yu

Director and Education Committee Member

Thomas A. Wynn, PhD


Christina Farias (CEO/Executive Director), MBA

Ex-Officio Member and Staff

Nancy Johnson, CPA

Ex-Officio Member and Audit Oversight Committee Chair

Kevin Klock, JD

Ex-Officio Member, FNIH Liaison, and Audit Oversight Committee Member

Nicole Luna, CPA

Ex-Officio Member and Controller/Director of Accounting and Finance

Sharon Milgram, PhD

Ex-Officio Member and NIH OITE Liaison

Constance Noguchi, PhD

Ex-Officio Member and Dean

Katherine Reding, PhD

Ex-Officio Member and Postdoc Fellows' Representative

Delia Djalilova

Ex-Officio Member and Predoc Fellows' Representative

Larry Samelson, MD

Ex-Officio Member and Music Committee Chair

Patrick Wright, PhD

Ex-Officio Member and Postdoc Fellows' Representative

Richard Wyatt, MD

Ex-Officio Member and NIH OIR Liaison