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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, Case Western Reserve and University Hospital

Andrea Ferris, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer, LUNGevity Foundation

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

Robert Winn, MD
Director NCI Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Massey Cancer Center

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

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP
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, Joi Life Wellness Group, Department of Neurology, Emory University

Edward S. Kim, MD, FACP, FASCO
Chair, Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health

Genentech Committee Members

Susan Begelman, MD
Vice President, Respiratory Squad Lead

Melissa Gonzales, Ph.D
Chief Diversity Office, Inclusion Principal, External Partnering

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

Quita Highsmith, MBA
Chief Diversity Officer

Gerren Wilson, PharmD
Director, Inclusion, Strategy & Partnerships

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


From left to right: Gerren Wilson, Ashish Kothari, Mitzi Williams, Stephanie Monroe, Joseph Coney, Rebecca Vermeulen, Sandra Horning, Andrea Ferris, Levi Garraway, Nicole Richie, Asha Collins, Susan Begelman, Fabian Sandoval, Quita Highsmith, Owen Garrick, Ruben Mesa, Edith Perez and Edith Mitchell. (Not pictured: Otis Brawley, John Carpten, Keith Carter, Ed Kim and Robert Winn).