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
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.
William C. Rippe
Most recently Bill was the president of Louis Dreyfus Asset LLC and executive VP of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services LLC. Prior to that, Bill was involved in energy finance and commodity trading with several major financial firms. Bill has an MBA in finance from Wharton and a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
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 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 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
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
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.
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation Founder
Laurie C. Carson
In 2005, Laurie C. Carson founded the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF). After devoting five years to fundraising on behalf of lung cancer patients and their families at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Laurie joined forces with friends and colleagues to expand her efforts across the country.
Laurie’s commitment to eradicating lung cancer is personal. Lung cancer claimed her brother, who had never smoked, and an uncle, who had quit smoking twenty years earlier. She soon learned that research money for lung cancer was relatively scarce — in part because the public tended to “blame the victim.”
Despite being the leading cause of cancer mortality, with over two million people diagnosed each year and a 15% survival rate, lung cancer has always carried a stigma as a self-inflicted illness. As a result, philanthropic organizations were reluctant to make it a priority.
Fortunately, Laurie Carson knows what it takes to build an organization from the ground up. Thanks to Laurie’s pioneering efforts, five years after founding Steps for Breath, the first walk in the country for lung cancer research and awareness, the event raised $1.7 million. “Steps for Breath” has since evolved into “Strides for Life,” a cornerstone event for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.
Laurie has a background in both science and administration. A chemistry major in college, she worked as a biochemistry analyst at New York Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Since 1992, she has been a volunteer at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, serving on the finance committee as vice president and president. Much of her work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center revolved around helping patients and their families living with the special complications of cancer. From 2003 – 2009, Laurie served as a lay-member for Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Institutional Review Board.