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Officers and Board of Trustees

Officers:

  • Carl Harrington, President, Philadelphia, PA, carlh@comcast.net
    Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Governance Committee; Educational Forum Committee; Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Imagine a Cure Advisory Committee; Clinical Trials Committee
  • Cynthia Ruhl, Secretary/Treasurer, Redondo Beach, CA, csruhl@hrmcpas.com
    Chair, Finance Committee; Chair, Investment Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee
  • Guy Sherwood, M.D., Vice President for Research, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, foxfiremedic@gmail.com
    Chair, Research Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee; International Committee; Torch Newsletter Team; Clinical Trials Committee
  • Elena Malunis, Vice President for Member Services, Sleepy Hollow, NY, emalunis@optonline.net
    Chair, International Committee; Executive Committee; LIFELINE Committee; Governance Committee; Clinical Trials Committee
  • Michael Sesnowitz, Vice President for Fundraising, Richmond, VA, mlsecon@gmail.com
    Chair, Fundraising Committee; Chair, Imagine a Cure Advisory Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee

Trustees:

  • Stephen Ansell, M.D., Rochester, MN, ansell.stephen@mayo.edu
    Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Peter DeNardis, Aliquippa, PA, pdenardis@gmail.com
    Chair, Information Technology Committee; Co-Chair, Patient Database Team; Publications Committee; IWMF-Talk Manager; Judith May Volunteer of the Year Award Committee; Educational Forum Committee
  • Marlyn Friedlander, Seattle, WA, marlyn@schererhome.com
    Fundraising Committee, Imagine a Cure Advisory Committee; Judith May Volunteer of the Year Award Committee
  • Suzanne Herms, Mt. Pleasant, SC, suenchas@bellsouth.net
    Chair, Publications Committee; Co-Chair, Patient Database Team; Research Committee; Educational Forum Committee; Associate Torch Editor
  • Wanda Huskins, Windermere, FL, lymphomation@yahoo.com
    Chair, Clinical Trials Committee; Chair, LIFELINE Committee
  • Marcia Klepac, Pittsburgh, PA, marciaklep@hotmail.com
    Chair, Support Group Committee; LIFELINE Committee; Judith May Volunteer of the Year Award Committee
  • Robert A. Kyle, M.D., IWMF Board Advisor, Rochester, MN, kyle.robert@mayo.edu
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee; Research Committee; Imagine a Cure Advisory Committee
  • Barry Nelson, Newton, MA, BarryNelson@alum.MIT.edu
    Webmaster; Information Technology Committee

President Emerita

TRUSTEES - 1998 to Present

1998 & 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Arnold Smokler, FL
Norm Spector, CA
Anne Greene, MD
Sue Lynch, FL
Judith May, CA
Dick Mann, NY
John Renshaw, MD
Bob Carroll, CO
Ben Rude, CA
Kathleen Ugenti, NY
Davell Hays, CA
Pat Kees, FL
Les Smith, MD
John Spencer, GA
Thad Rushi, NY
Michael Luttrell, CA
Jim Bunton, Canada
Jack Gelber, NY
James Berg, PA
Howard Donley, CA
John Sullivan, NJ
Mary Ughetta, NY
Harold Caplin, CA
Lou Birenbaum, MO
Jim Johannsen, CA
Neil Massoth, NJ
Tom Myers, MD
Bob Bent, IN
Tom Hoffmann, M.D., AR
Ron Payne, OH
Ron Draftz, IL
Carol Gelber, NY
Peter Mitro, OH
Tony Brown, CA
Elinor Howenstine, CA
*Robert Kyle, M.D., MN
Don Lindemann, CA
Dave Lively, WI
Karen Pindzola, PA
Guy Sherwood, M.D., IN
Ron Yee, PA
2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Arlene Hinchcliffe, Canada
Dick Weiland, MN
Roy Parker, CO
Bill Paul, TN
Don Brown, IL
*Peter DeNardis, PA
Cindy Furst, CO
Marty Glassman, CA
*Sue Herms, SC
*Guy Sherwood, M.D., Winnipeg, Canada
*Carl Harrington, PA *Elena Malunis, NY
*Cynthia Ruhl, CA
*Marcia Klepac, PA
*Michael Sesnowitz, VA
*Marlyn Friedlander, WA
2014 2016
Gayle Backmeyer, IN
Eileen Lash, PA
*Barry Nelson, MA
*Stephen Ansell, M.D., MN
*Wanda Huskins, NY

* denotes current Trustee

* Bold blue text denotes a person who has served, or is serving, as President of the IWMF

NOTE: The IWMF Officers and Board of Trustees are non-salaried positions. These positions are filled by volunteers.

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