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Cancer Center

MCW Cancer Center Board

The MCW Cancer Center Philanthropic Board helps to raise awareness of the MCW Cancer Center and private funding for research. The Board includes top business, professional and civic leaders. The money they contribute and raise is more important than ever before as competition increases for federal grant support.

The fund-raising efforts of Board members have supported:

  • Pilot funding, which allows researchers to develop a track record to compete for and leverage long-term federal funds. Seed funds have led to and will continue to lead to larger federal or private agency grants that have the potential to result in breakthrough treatments and cures for disease.
  • Bridge funding for researchers while they renew grants.
  • Fellowships for research or clinical training.
  • Professorships
  • Purchase of research equipment. 





Chair

Richard L. Schmidt, Jr.
President & CEO
CG Schmidt

Past Chair

Arlene Lee
Community Leader

Founding Co-Chairs

 † Melodie Wilson Oldenburg
 † Frank J. Pelisek

Members

Ginny Bolger
Community Leader

Therese D. Burkhart
Community Leader

Susan Donovan
Community Leader

Brian Ellenbecker
VP Senior Financial Planner
Baird

Elizabeth (Lili) Friedman
Community Leader

Alicia Gathman
Community Leader

W. Scott Gray
Retired Senior Vice President
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Leila Hanson
Co-Owner
CPR RsQ Assist, Inc.

Kadie Jelenchick
Partner
Foley & Larder LLP

Geneva B. Johnson
Community Leader

Walter Kunicki 
Community Leader

Joan Lubar
Community Leader

P. Michael Mahoney
Chairman
Park Bank

Tammie Miller
Managing Director
TKO Miller

Alan Murphy
President
BlueCo Brands

Susan (Sue) Northey

Principal
Branding Breakthroughs

Morgan Oldenburg
Non-profit Youth Director

Laura Peck
CCO
Riverwater Partners

Linda Rieke, CPA, CFP
Community Leader

Kathy Schwab
Senior Director of Marketing
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Don Shane
Community Leader

Ed Stein
President, Rock River Cancer Research Foundation
President, Four Star Beauty Supply

Joan S. Stein
Community Leader

Wm. Steinberg
Managing Partner & CEO
Strategic Leverage Partners

Mona Theobald
Retired Executive - Sales and Marketing
GE Healthcare

Cathy White

Community Leader

Diane Zore
Community Leader


Interim Co-Directors, MCW Cancer Center

Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD
James Thomas, MD, PhD


Emeritus Director

J. Frank Wilson, MD
Retired Chair, Radiation Oncology


Emeritus Members

† Christine Hamilton Foote
† Ann Ellis Heil
† Gwen T. Jackson
Randolph T. Myricks
† Melodie Wilson Oldenburg
† Philip W. Orth
† Richard Van Deuren

† Deceased