Board of Directors

LCRF is led by a dedicated Board of Directors, each of whom has a personal connection to lung cancer. LCRF benefits from its board members’ diverse backgrounds, wide-ranging expertise and shared commitment to conquering
the disease.

Brendon M. Stiles, MD

Dr. Stiles is a thoracic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, specializing in lung cancer. He undertook his training at the University of Virginia, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Stiles is also an active basic science and clinical researcher.  He has received several lung cancer research grants including one each from LCRF and from Free to Breathe.

Dr. Stiles has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of LCRF since 2014. He joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and has served as Vice Chair of both the Scientific Advisory Board and the Scientific Steering Committee.

In addition to his duties with the LCRF, Dr. Stiles is an active member of several surgical and scientific societies and grant review panels.  Dr. Stiles lost his own father to lung cancer in 2005.  He currently lives in New York with his wife Diem Nguyen, PhD and with their two sons.

Kimberly Kravis

Kimberly Kravis has been a member of the LCRF Board of Directors since 2005. A year after joining the board, she stepped up to the role of Vice Chairman and has been helping guide the Foundation’s strategic direction ever since.

In addition to her work for LCRF, Ms. Kravis has extensive experience serving on educational boards. She is a trustee of both the Buckley School and the Spence School in New York City, and the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. She sits on the Parents & Science Initiative Steering Committee at Rockefeller University as well.

Prior to her philanthropic work, Ms. Kravis held management positions at Morgan Stanley, as well as the retailers eStyle and Tiffany & Co. She received a BA in economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Laure Sudreau

Laure Sudreau has been secretary for the Foundation’s Board of Directors for several years. An attorney born and raised in Paris, France, Ms. Sudreau was most recently senior counsel for the Louis Dreyfus Group, where she focused on energy, commodities and M&A matters in Wilton, Connecticut. Previously, she worked in business and legal affairs for Disney at ABC/Touchstone Television in Los Angeles.

Ms. Sudreau earned her MA from the Université de Paris X-Nanterre Law School and her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Mary Ann Tighe

Along with other members of her family, Mary Ann Tighe was one of the founders of Joan’s Legacy, later called Uniting Against Lung Cancer, created in honor of her sister Joan Scarangello McNeive. Mary Ann served as the Chairman of the Board at UALC before joining with Lung Cancer Research Foundation in 2015, at which point she became a Board Vice Chairman.

Ms. Tighe is the chief executive officer of the New York tri-state region for CBRE, a global real estate services and investment company. From the revitalization of Times Square and the rebirth of Downtown to the westward expansion of Midtown’s central business district, Ms. Tighe has been at the forefront of the transformation of New York’s skyline in her 30+ years in the industry. She has been responsible for over 90 million square feet of commercial transactions, and her deals have anchored more than 13.7 million square feet of new construction in the New York region, which is believed to be a record.

Ms. Tighe holds the record for winning the Real Estate Board of New York’s Deal of the Year Award for ingenious brokerage eight times. From 2010 to 2013, she served as chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York. She is the first woman to hold this position in the board’s 114-year history and the first broker in 30 years.

James B. Dougherty, MD

James B. Dougherty has been the scientific advisor for LCRF’s Board of Directors since 2001. He was the former Deputy Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1997 to 2001. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for the Foundation and oversees the grant program.

Dr. Dougherty is a general partner and co-founder of Arcus Ventures, an oncology-focused venture capital fund based in New York City. He holds 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.

Joan H. Schiller, MD

Dr. Joan H. Schiller is widely published and internationally recognized for her work in lung cancer clinical research. She is the Deputy Director of Clinical Investigation for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Fairfax, Virginia. She is the former division chief of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and Deputy Director of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, where she held the Andrea L. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research. Dr. Schiller has served as an editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology; a board member for the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the principal investigator on many national clinical trials for lung cancer. She also served as chairperson of the Thoracic Oncology Committee of the Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group for many years until stepping down from that position in 2012, and currently serves on the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors - Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology.

Dr. Schiller graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She then completed a clinical fellowship in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center where she became the Melanie Heald Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Medical Oncology, and subsequently served as head of the Lung Cancer Program at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Dr. Schiller’s research has generated well over 200 publications that she has authored or co-authored, including articles, abstracts, book chapters, books, reviews and invited manuscripts.

Dr. Schiller was founder and President of Free to Breathe, a national advocacy organization aimed at raising awareness and funding for lung cancer. Free to Breathe awarded over $9.4 million dollars in research funds to close to 50 investigators between 2005 and 2017, before its merger with Lung Cancer Research Foundation. 

Aaron M. Tighe

Aaron M. Tighe was a founding board member and treasurer for Uniting Against Lung Cancer. After the merger between UALC and LCRF, Mr. Tighe joined the Board of Directors at LCRF, leveraging his background in finance to oversee and guide the Foundation’s treasury department.

Mr. Tighe is the nephew of Joan Scarangello McNeive, who died of lung cancer at age 47 and whom UALC was originally named after. He is committed to upholding his aunt’s mission of fighting the disease and finding a cure.

In addition to his work with LCRF, Mr. Tighe serves as co-chair of the Guggenheim Museum’s Photography Acquisition Committee and is a managing director at Credit Suisse, where he co-heads Emerging Markets Sales for North America. He holds a BA from Boston College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude.

Sharon M. Munger

Sharon M. Munger is the retired chairman of The M/A/R/C Group. A public company until its acquisition by Omnicom in 1999, The M/A/R/C Group operates two businesses – Targetbase, a CRM and direct marketing agency, and M/A/R/C Research, a strategic marketing research firm.

Ms. Munger has played a prominent role in developing practices that have influenced the marketing services industry and has extensive experience in providing the full complement of marketing research and database services available through The M/A/R/C Group. She pioneered the company’s database marketing business in the early 1980s and led the marketing research division into Internet research in the 1990s.

Ms. Munger received a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and served as the president of the Alumni Association and its board of directors, as well as a member of the corporate council for Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She also served on Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust until her term ended in 2010. Additional academic associations include service on the Advisory Boards of the Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the graduate school of the University of Wisconsin as well as the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Texas. Ms. Munger has also served on the boards of several private information-based marketing services firms as well as the Advisory Board for Gridley Holdings LLC, an investment banking firm focused on information-based marketing.

Ms. Munger served on the Free to Breathe Board of Directors beginning in 2013, including a term as its Secretary and Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee. A two-time lung cancer survivor, first in 1998 and then again in 2007, Ms. Munger and her husband, Robert, live in Dallas, Texas.

Raymond E. Chalmé

Raymond E. Chalmé has been on the Board of Directors at LCRF since 2015. Prior to joining LCRF, he was on the Board of Directors at UALC since 2008. Mr. Chalmé, along with his family, founded Elliot’s Legacy, an event devoted to fighting lung cancer. It is named for his father Elliot, who passed away from lung cancer at the age of 56. Elliot’s Legacy is an annual event that raises funds for LCRF to support research for and increase awareness of lung cancer.

In addition to being a dedicated advocate for lung cancer research, Mr. Chalmé has been working in the real estate industry for over two decades. A real estate owner, developer and manager in New York City, he is the chief executive officer and partner of Broad Street Development LLC.

Peter Fry

Mr. Peter Fry has been the Managing Director for New York at Guggenheim Securities, LLC since September 2013. Mr. Fry served as the Managing Director and Head of Alternative Equities at Burrill & Company since October 2010. He has been providing investment, investment banking and advisory services to emerging growth companies for more than 18 years and has specific expertise in the placement of private/public equity, debt and convertible securities as well as committed equity lines of credit. Mr. Fry has worked in both corporate finance and institutional sales capacities for most of his career and has also spent time on the buy-side. Mr. Fry is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has served on the Free to Breathe Board of Directors since September 2012.

Jill Furman

Jill Furman joined the LCRF Board of Directors in 2017 to honor her mother, Frieda Furman, whom she lost to lung cancer in 2013.  Ms. Furman is a theater producer who received a Tony Award for Best Musical for Hamilton (2016) and In the Heights (2008). Other Broadway shows include: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, and The Drowsy Chaperone, and she has also produced numerous shows off-Broadway and around the country.

In 2011, Ms. Furman received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. She received a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. Ms. Furman is on the Alumnae Board of the Spence School, the Arts Advisory Council at Brown University, and is a member of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.  

David A. Hidalgo, MD

David A. Hidalgo has been a board member of LCRF since 2015. Before joining the Foundation, Dr. Hidalgo was a founding member of UALC, serving as its medical director. He established the organization’s committee of renowned lung cancer experts, designed and administered the online grant application process, and awarded grants to the most promising projects.

Dr. Hidalgo lost his mother-in-law and sister-in-law to lung cancer. Both were nonsmokers.

Dr. Hidalgo is a clinical professor of surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is currently in private practice in New York City. He is also a section editor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles in his specialty. He began his career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he served as chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Service in the Department of Surgery from 1992 through 2000. Dr. Hidalgo received his BS in biology and an MD degree from Georgetown University.

Amalia Dayan Lindemann

Amalia Dayan Lindemann joined the LCRF Board of Directors in 2014, following her mother’s battle with lung cancer. After witnessing the devastating toll of the disease and the urgent need for a cure, Ms. Dayan Lindemann became a passionate advocate for lung cancer research.

Ms. Dayan Lindemann completed her undergraduate studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel and her MA in art and business at New York University. 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, Domenico Gnoli, among others. She lives in New York with her husband, art dealer and writer Adam Lindemann, and their two daughters.

Alan G. Mnuchin

Alan G. Mnuchin has been a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2012. In addition to his work with LCRF, he serves on the Board of Directors for Montefiore Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

Mr. Mnuchin’s mother lost her battle with lung cancer at the age of 68, far too young to die from this horrible disease. Mr. Mnuchin supports the research of lung cancer at LCRF in the hopes of finding a cure one day.

Mr. Mnuchin is a founder and managing principal of AGM Partners, a boutique mergers and acquisitions firm that focuses on companies in the media and communications industries. Prior to founding the firm in May 2003, he was global head of the media group in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, Inc. Mr. Mnuchin has also been head of the Media & Entertainment Group in the Investment Banking Department at Bear Stearns and the vice president in the CME Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. He received his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

David Monk

David Monk has been a member of the LCRF Board of Directors since 2014.
He is also on the board of Beit Issie Shapiro, having long been personally committed to supporting nonprofit organizations and the health of those
in need.

Outside of his philanthropic work, Mr. Monk is a senior vice president for Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. He works with individuals and supports the financial investments of large hospitals, universities and the philanthropic arms of corporations, managing endowments and reserve funds, and guiding organizational investments.

Mr. Monk holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He lives in New York City with his two children.

Lorraine C. Pastore, MBA

Ms. Lorraine C. Pastore is SVP, Group Management Director at neon-An FBC Health Company. She has more than two decades of agency experience spanning pre-market conditioning, launch, DTC, and Rx to OTC switches. Her launch experience numbers more than 15 brands, 9 of them global. Ms. Pastore joined Medicus in 1991 and was promoted to Managing Director in 1999. In January 2003, she founded LifeBrands, an agency with the unique approach of working solely with specialty brands, primarily oncology, immunology or neurology. In mid-2008, Ms. Pastore created Reagent LLC, an independent health care agency devoted to communications to medical specialists, from bench to bedside. She is a graduate of New York University and served on the Free to Breathe Board of Directors as Vice President since 2013.

Ronald D. Sernau

Ronald D. Sernau joined LCRF’s Board of Directors in 2015, after serving as a long-time board member for UALC. In addition to his work with LCRF, Mr. Sernau is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Forward Association, which publishes The Forward.

Mr. Sernau is co-chair of the Real Estate Department at Proskauer and has more than 29 years of experience in real estate law, representing sophisticated parties in particularly visible transactions involving trophy properties. He also created the Proskauer Commercial Leasing System, which automates the commercial leasing process, reducing the processing time for a commercial lease from several weeks to several days.

An expert on real estate topics, Mr. Sernau has had numerous speaking engagements, given lectures at New York University and been published in the New York Law Journal and the National Law Journal. In 2004, Realcomm, a real estate technology trade organization, awarded Mr. Sernau with its prize for the best use of technology in real estate law.

Mr. Sernau is a graduate of Cornell Law School. Mr. Sernau’s wife is Stephanie Sernau, a lawyer in New York. They have two sons, Ben and Eliot.

Rose Ann Weinstein

Rose Ann Weinstein first became involved with LCRF in 2006, following her mother’s battle with mesothelioma, a specific type of lung cancer. She spent three years as the co-chair of Strides for Life before joining the Foundation’s board.

Prior to her involvement with LCRF, Ms. Weinstein worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years, operating her own business—Rose Ann Designs—in Manhattan. She designed custom evening wear and couture lines and sold to most major specialty stores across the country, including I. Magnin. Ms. Weinstein is a graduate of the Parsons School of Art and Design. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and has three sons.

Former Board Members

The Foundation would like to thank its past board members for their exemplary dedication and hard work:

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Laurie C. Carson, Founder
Meryl L. Bralower
William Carson
Denis P. Coleman, Jr.
Pippa G. Gerard
Shabnam Kazmi
Julia McCormack
Elizabeth Peabody
William Rippe*
Ashkish Sanghrajka
Lara Stein


*Deceased

Uniting Against Lung Cancer


Roxanne Donovan
Wendy Goldstein
Pavi Lawson
Thomas Scarangello

Free to Breathe


Kathy Albain, MD, FACP
Richard Barg, JD, MBA
Julie Brahmer, MD, MSC
Amy Cipau, MBA
Carolyn Dresler, MD, MPA
Sarita Dubey, MD
Lawrence Einhorn, MD
Charles Florsheim, JD
Deborah Fuderer
Jennifer Garst, MD
Nancy Gatschet
Ellen Gritz, PhD
Pasi Janne, MD, PhD
Jean Kamla, BSN, RN
Willie Mount
Charles Rudin, MD, PhD
Jill Siegfried, PhD
David Spigel, MD
Eric Thompson, JD
Carleen Wild
Antoinette Wozniak, MD
Kelly Young, RN, MSN, ANP-C, AOCN