External Council Members

Otis Brawley, MD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

John Carpten, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Translational Genomics, and Director, Institute for Translational Genomics Keck School of Medicine, USC

Keith D. Carter, MD
Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa; President, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Joseph Coney, MD
Ophthalmologist & Retinal Specialist, Retina Associates of Cleveland, Hillcrest Hospital, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

Andrea Ferris, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer, LUNGevity

Owen Garrick, MD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer & Director, Bridge Clinical Research

Robert Winn, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice and Director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Ruben Mesa, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, University Presidential Chair, Mays Family Foundation

Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

Stephanie Monroe, JD
Executive Director, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s African American Network

Edith Perez, MD
Director, Translational Genomics Program, Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer

Fabian Sandoval, MD
Chief Executive Officer & Research Director, Emerson Clinical Research Institute

Mitzi Williams, MD
Neurologist & MS Specialist, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta

Edward S. Kim, MD
Chair, Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics,
Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research
Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health

Genentech Committee Members

Susan Begelman, MD
VP of Rare Diseases, Influenza, and Established Product Medical Unit in U.S. Medical Affairs

Victor Chan, MD
Operations Franchise Lead

Asha S. Collins, PhD
Country Head, U.S. Country Clinical Operations, PD Clinical Operations

Quita Highsmith, MBA
Head of Alliance & Advocacy Relations, Co-Lead, Advancing Inclusive Research

Gerren Wilson, PharmD
Associate Director-Patient Engagement, Alliance and Advocacy Relations

Nicole Richie, PhD
Global Head Health Equity Science and Strategy, Co-Lead, Advancing Inclusive Research


From left to right: Fabian Sandoval, Robert Winn, Ashish Kothari, Andrea Ferris, Mitzi Williams, Owen Garrick, Nicole Richie, Asha Collins, Otis Brawley, Stephanie Monroe, Quita Highsmith, Joseph Coney, Edith Mitchell, Jessica Priest, Mary Stutts, Susan Begelman and Gerren Wilson