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Medical College of Wisconsin Center Boards

The Center Boards of the Medical College of Wisconsin play a critical role in increasing commu­nity awareness of the College’s major programs and raising private funds. The Center Boards include Wisconsin’s top business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to advancing medical research at the College.

Medical research is the necessary step to discovering improved methods to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure and prevent diseases. Private support is more important than ever as competition increases for federal grant support. The fundraising efforts of Center Board members have supported:

  • Seed 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.
  • Advanced training for physicians and scientists.
  • The purchase of research equipment.
  • Professorships and fellowships for conducting research.

Center Boards

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Cancer Center

Chair

Richard L. Schmidt, Jr.

 

Founding Co-Chairs

† Melodie Wilson Oldenburg

† Frank J. Pelisek

 

Members

Ginny Bolger

Therese D. Burkhart

Susan Donovan

Brian Ellenbecker

David Ellenbecker

Elizabeth (Lili) Friedman

W. Scott Gray

Leila Hanson

Kadie Jelenchick

Geneva B. Johnson

Arlene Lee

Missy Webster Levit

Joan P. Lubar

P. Michael Mahoney

William J. Mulligan

Alan Murphy

Susan (Sue) Northey

Morgan Oldenburg

Laura Peck

Linda Rieke, CPA, CFP

Kathy Schwab

Don Shane

Ed Stein

Joan Stein

Wm. O. Steinberg

W. Kent Velde

Cathy White

Diane Zore

 

Emeritus Members

† Christine Hamilton Foote

† Ann Ellis Heil

Gwen T. Jackson

Randolph T. Myricks

† Melodie Wilson Oldenburg

† Philip W. Orth

† Richard Van Deuren

 

Emeritus Director

J. Frank Wilson, MD

 

† deceased


Cancer Center

Cardiovascular Center

Chair

Lynnea S. Katz-Petted

 

Founding Chair

Bruce E. Jacobs

 

Members

Sally Bentley
Marybeth Budisch
Carl (Chip) Burghardt
Cellene Byrne
Kristine H. Cleary
Dominic Colonna
Gael Garbarino Cullen
Mark Curran
Byron T. Foster
Laura Freedy
Frederic G. Friedman
Phillip S. Georges
Ellen Glaisner
Eckhart Grohmann
Barry Grossman
Gordon H. Gunnlaugsson
Stanley F. Hack
Mikel Holt
Dr. Michael H. Keelan, Jr.
Sarah Wright Kimball
John Kirchgeorg
Dr. Vincent Kuttemperoor
William H. Levit, Jr.
William Mielke
Daniel M. Muchin
John K. Schultz
Johan Segerdahl
Nancy J. Sennett
Sonia Shields Stowe
Bruce Smith

Dale A. Thoma

 

Emeritus Members

James D. Bell
Priscilla Boelter
† William D. Browne
John J. Burke, Jr.

Gary V. Zimmerman, FAIA

 

Director

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD

 

Senior Associate Director

David Gutterman, MD

† deceased

Cardiovascular Center

Digestive Disease Center

Chair

Mary C. Brown

 

Founding Chair

† Robert H. Friebert

 

Members

Chuck Benjamin

Ruth H. Brash
Mary C. Brown, CFA
Kathryn Brumder
Scott Drees
Karin M. Gale
Mike Groth
Linda L. Grunau
Doris H. Heiser
Madeline Henry
Neil Keller
Jan Lennon
Tami O'Brien
David J. Raysich
Jamie Sandsmark
Paul J. Siepmann
Karen A. Trimble
Bryan Waltersdorf
Carol A. Wuesthoff
Erika G. Zaiser

† deceased

 

Emeritus Members

Morry L. Birnbaum
Barbara K. Boxer
Douglas S. Levy
Barbara B. Zaiser

 

Directors

Reza Shaker, MD

Manu Sood, MBBS

Digestive Disease Center

Neuroscience Center

Chair

James M. Holcomb

 

Founding Chairs

T. Michael Bolger, JD

James M. Holcomb

 

Members

Helen Bechthold

John Bosbous

Kimberly Brennan

Mary Brennan-Druml

Steven Carlson

Al Costigan

Brian D. Eckrose

Eugene T. Jacobus

Sharon Kailas

Marlene Kreilkamp

France Lavin

Jan Lennon

Terri McKenzie

Warren Pierson

Kathleen Poblocki

George Prescott

Dr. Bryon Riesch

Melanie Roach-Bekos

John Selix

Bonnie Timarac

Benjamin Wagner

 

Director

Cecilia Hillard, PhD

 

Ex Officio

Julie Kerk

Neuroscience Research Center