Board of Directors


Pippa G. Gerard


Pippa was a founding board member (in 2005) of LCRF. She has served as co-chair of the Nominating Committee and chair of the Executive Director Search Committee.

In addition to her work with LCRF, Pippa served as the director of advancement at LREI—the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village, New York—for seven years, until her retirement in June 2009. After her retirement, she was asked to join the board. She serves as co-chair of the Facilities Committee and is also on the Committee on Trustees and the Capital Campaign Committee.

Prior to joining LREI, Pippa held sales and marketing positions in the cable television divisions of CBS and RCA before founding G&G Communications, a full-service marketing company specializing in the cable, entertainment and telecommunications industries.

A graduate of Kirkland College, Pippa is a member of Women In Development, NYC. In addition to her above-mentioned nonprofit work, Pippa volunteers for the Humane Society of New York.


Kimberly Kravis Schulhof

Vice Chairman

Kimberly Kravis Schulhof is a trustee of The Buckley School in New York City and a trustee of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT.  She sits on the Parents & Science Initiative Steering Committee at Rockefeller University, and is a member of The Spence School Alumni Board. Previously she worked at Morgan Stanley, eStyle, and Tiffany & Co.  She has also served on a task force for Harvard College and interned with the Robin Hood Foundation.

Mrs. Schulhof received a BA in economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 


James B. Dougherty, MD

Medical and Scientific Advisor

Dr. Dougherty is a general partner and co-founder of Arcus Ventures, an oncology-focused venture capital fund based in New York City. Before co-founding Arcus Ventures, he was deputy physician-in-chief for Clinical Affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1997 through 2001. Dr. Dougherty received a BS in biology from Georgetown University, an MD from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Laure Sudreau-Rippe


Laure Sudreau-Rippe is an attorney who was born and raised in Paris, France. She earned her MA from the Université de Paris X-Nanterre Law School and her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law. Laure previously worked in business and legal affairs for Disney at ABC/Touchstone Television in Los Angeles. Most recently, Laure served as senior counsel for Louis Dreyfus Group, focusing on energy, commodities, and M&A matters in Wilton, CT. She retired in 2008.


David Monk


David Monk joined the LCRF board in 2014. Mr. Monk received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law; he currently is a Senior Vice President for Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. In addition to his work with individuals, Mr. Monk supports the financial investments of many large hospitals, universities, and the philanthropic arms of corporations. He manages endowments, reserve funds, and guides organizational investment. Mr. Monk has long been personally committed to supporting nonprofit organizations and the health of those in need through his service on the Board of Beit Issie Shapiro. Mr. Monk lives in New York City with his two children.

Shabnam Kazmi

Board Member

Shabnam Kazmi is Vice President, Oncology at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc. Throughout her career, she has been focused on the development and launch of oncology therapeutics.

Shabnam has received social responsibility awards from CancerCare, Susan G. Komen, and Gilda’s Club for her support of cancer patients through screening programs. fundraising for research and grassroots financial support, and for enabling a range of educational and psychosocial support activities for patients and their families.

Shabnam is also on the board of CancerCare NJ and the MIT Club of Princeton. She and her family serve as a host family for graduate students at Princeton University.  She has a BA in biochemistry and economics from Smith College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Amalia Dayan Lindemann

Board Member

Amalia Dayan Lindemann joined the LCRF board in 2014 following her mother’s battle with lung cancer.  Mrs. Lindemann moved to New York from Israel in 1997 following her undergraduate studies at Tel Aviv University to pursue an MA in Art and Business at NYU. Mrs. Lindemann served as a Director at Deitch and Gagosian Gallery.  In 2007, she co-founded Luxembourg & Dayan gallery with locations in both New York and London. The gallery’s museum-­quality exhibitions have included historical surveys of the work of Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons,  Alberto Burri, and Martial Raysse.

Ms. Lindemann lives in New York with her husband, art dealer and writer Adam Lindemann, and their two young daughters. As a family they are profoundly committed to creating channels for the public to interact with art, as such Mrs. Lindemann has extended her service to the Board of the Tel Aviv Museum. Mrs. Lindemann is now bringing that same passion to the LCRF Board of Directors after witnessing the devastating toll of the lung cancer and the urgent need for a cure.


Alan G. Mnuchin

Board Member

Alan G. Mnuchin is a founder and managing principal of AGM Partners, a boutique mergers and acquisitions firm focusing on companies in the media and communications industries. Prior to founding AGM Partners in May 2003, Mr. Mnuchin was global head of the Media Group in the Investment Banking division of Lehman Brothers, Inc., from February 2000 to May 2003. Previously, Mr. Mnuchin was head of the Media & Entertainment Group in the Investment Banking department at Bear Stearns from 1996 to 2000. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Mnuchin was a vice president in the CME Group at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he started his career in 1984. Mr. Mnuchin earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving as co-treasurer of LCRF, Mr. Mnuchin serves on the Board of Directors of Montefiore Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. 

Lara Stein

Board Member

Lara Stein has worked for numerous technology and media companies in senior positions, including Microsoft, Marvel, Lifetime Television, Nelvana, and WGBH. In 2008 Ms. Stein founded the TEDx program at the TED conferences, where she also oversaw the TED Prize. Lara grew TEDx from a concept to over 9,000 events around the globe, involving millions of attendees in over a hundred countries. Ms. Stein currently is a consultant to Singularity University and is a member of a number of boards including Arts Across the Curriculum at Hunter College and the Lalela Project.

Rose Ann Weinstein

Board Member

Rose Ann Weinstein first became involved with LCRF in 2006, following her mother’s battle with lung cancer (mesothelioma). Before pursuing her new role as board member, she was co-chair of Strides for Life for three years.

Rose Ann worked in the fashion industry for over thirty years, operating her own business Rose Ann Designs in Manhattan. In addition to designing custom evening wear and couture lines, she sold to most major specialty stores across the country, including I. Magnin. Rose Ann is a graduate of the Parsons School of Art and Design.

Rose Ann lives with her husband in Manhattan and has three boys, Andrew, 28, Robert, 27, and David, 22 years old.

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation Founder


Laurie C. Carson

Laurie C. Carson founded the Lung Cancer Research Foundation ( LCRF) in 2005. Laurie’s commitment to eradicating lung cancer was personal. The disease claimed the lives of her brother, a non-smoker, and an uncle, a former smoker who had quit smoking twenty years prior to his diagnosis.

Laurie, a pioneer and leader in raising the level of awareness and education about lung cancer, founded and led the launch of “Steps for Breath”, the first run/walk for lung cancer research and awareness in the country. It was the year 2000 – lung cancer was still very much in the shadows and the disease carried an enormous stigma. The initiative raised $ 1.7 million dollars for thoracic oncology studies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ( MSKCC). Building on that success, and with the help of friends and former colleagues, Laurie expanded her efforts and created the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. “Steps for Breath” has since evolved into “Strides for Life”, one of the cornerstone events of LCRF. Laurie served as LCRF’s Chairman from 2005-2013.

Prior to the founding of LCRF, Laurie worked as a biochemistry analyst at New York Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery and has been a member of the board of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) since 1992. During her tenure at The Society of MSKCC, Laurie served on numerous patient care and education committees, chaired three Annual Appeals and was Society President from 2001 -2003. From 2003-2009 Laurie sat on MSKCC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Clinical Investigations.

Laurie received a B.S. degree, cum laude, from Colby-Sawyer College and a MT (ASCP) from the Princeton Medical Center.