Leadership

Bernard Siegel

Bernard Siegel

Founder & Director

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Jerry Frenz

Jerry Frenz

Chief Financial Officer

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Alan Jakimo, JD

Alan Jakimo, JD

Senior Public Policy
Research Fellow

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Joseph Dawson

Joseph Dawson

Director of Communications
Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon

Web Developer
Alyssa Rudinsky

Alyssa Rudinsky

Assistant to the
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Sam Merchant

Sam Merchant

RMF Chairman

Sam Merchant is the founder of The Merchants Financial Group, specializing in underwriting a broad spectrum of loans from traditional United States Government Loans to hard to place specialized financing.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Jeanne Fontana, PhD, MD

Jeanne Fontana, PhD, MD

RMF Vice Chair

Experienced senior executive of health-related business ventures.

Los Angeles, California

Bernard Siegel, JD

Bernard Siegel, JD

Board Member

Founder and Director of Regenerative Medicine Foundation

Wellington, Florida

Antony Atala, MD

Antony Atala, MD

Board Member

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Rick Blume

Rick Blume

Board Member

Managing Director
Excel Venture Management, LLC

Boston, Massachusetts

Steven A. Davis, MD

Steven A. Davis, MD

Board Member

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer StemBioSys, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

J. William Futrell, M.D.

J. William Futrell, M.D.

Board Member

He is currently Chairman and co-founder of The GID Group, Inc.

Louisville, Colorado

Richard S. Grossberg

Richard S. Grossberg

Board Member

Currently Chairman Education Committee CavAngels

Richmond, Virginia

Connie Koch Harrell

Connie Koch Harrell

Board Member

President Keiretsu Forum Southern California

Costa Mesa, California

Alan Jakimo, JD

Alan Jakimo, JD

Board Member

Regenerative Medicine Foundation

New York, New York

S. Peter Ludwig

S. Peter Ludwig

Board Member

Principal
Fish & Richardson P.C.

New York, New York

Sam J. Milstein, PhD

Sam J. Milstein, PhD

Board Member

Mortar and Pestle Consulting
New York, New York

Ann Murphy, PhD

Ann Murphy, PhD

Board Member

Co-Founder and Executive Editor of AlphaMed Press

Durham, North Carolina

 

Science Advisory Board

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Nobel Laureate. Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California -San Francisco. Former president, American Society of Cell Biology. 
Former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics
.

 

William (Bill) Brinkley, PhD.


William (Bill) Brinkley, PhD.


Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

Dean Emeritus
, Baylor College of Medicine, 
Houston, Texas

Curt Civin, MD

Curt Civin, MD

Member, Science Advisory Board

Associate Dean of Research, Director of Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
. University of Maryland School of Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland

Jose B. Cibelli, D.V.M., PhD.

Jose B. Cibelli, D.V.M., PhD.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor
, Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory
. Michigan State University. 
Lansing, Michigan

W. Dalton Dietrich lll, Ph.D.

W. Dalton Dietrich lll, Ph.D.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Scientific Director, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
, Miller School of Medicine
. University of Miami
. Miami, Florida

 

Juan Dominguez Bendala, MSC, PhD.

Juan Dominguez Bendala, MSC, PhD.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Director of Stem Cell Development for Translational Research. Diabetes Research Institute
, Miller School of Medicine
. University of Miami
. Miami, Florida

Fred “Rusty” Gage, Ph.D.

Fred “Rusty” Gage, Ph.D.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Adler Professor
, Laboratory of Genetics
, Salk Institute for Biological Studies. 
La Jolla, California

John Gearhart, MSc, Ph.D.


John Gearhart, MSc, Ph.D.


Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

James W. Effron University Professor. Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Cell and Developmental Biology Department, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Prof. Raphael Gorodetsky


Prof. Raphael Gorodetsky


Member, Science Advisory Board

Head, Biotechnology and Radiobiology Labs
. Sharett Institute of Oncology
, Hadassah Medical Center
. Jerusalem, Israel

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA

Member, Science Advisory Board

Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine, Molecular and Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering. 
Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, 
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 
Miami, Florida.

Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.

Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.

Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

President’s National Medal of Science. Past President, International Society for Stem Cell Research. 
Member, Whitehead Institute
. Professor of Biology
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Timothy J. Kamp MD, PhD

Timothy J. Kamp MD, PhD

Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor of Medicine and Physiology. 
Co-director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Cellular and Molecular Arrhythmia Research Program. University of Wisconsin Medical School
. Madison, Wisconsin.

Stephen E. Levick, M.D.

Stephen E. Levick, M.D.

Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

Author of the book, “Clone Being: Exploring the Psychological and Social Dimensions”. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jeanne F. Loring, Ph.D.


Jeanne F. Loring, Ph.D.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology. Director
, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine
 at The Scripps Research Institute. La Jolla, California

Chris Mason MBBS, PhD, FRCS

Chris Mason MBBS, PhD, FRCS

Member, Science Advisory Board

Chief Science Officer, AvroBio. 
Senior Editor, “Cell and Gene Therapy Insights” and “Regenerative Medicine”. Boston, Massachusetts.

Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D.

Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D.

Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
. Harvard University. 
Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Stephen Minger, PhD.


Stephen Minger, PhD.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Director, SLM Blue Skies Innovations Ltd. London, United Kingdom.

Mark Noble, PhD.

Mark Noble, PhD.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor of Genetics and of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Director, UR Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute,
Department of Biomedical Genetics
. University of Rochester Medical Center. 
Rochester, New York.

Roger Pederson, Ph.D.


Roger Pederson, Ph.D.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine and Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 
United Kingdom

Raj Rao, Phd.

Raj Rao, Phd.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor and Department Head, Biomedical Engineering. Holder of the George M. and Boyce W. Billingsley Endowed Chair in Engineering in the College of Engineering, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Founding Director, Science Advisory Board

Director, Diabetes Research Institute. Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery. Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology and Immunology. Miller School of Medicine
, University of Miami
. Miami, Florida.

Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.


Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor, Human Genetics Program. Director, Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. La Jolla, California.

Clive Svendsen, PhD
.

Clive Svendsen, PhD
.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Director
, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute
. Los Angeles, California.

Sally Temple, PhD.

Sally Temple, PhD.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Scientific Director, Principal Investigator and Co-Founder
, New York Neural Stem Cell Institute.
President, International Society for Stem Cell Research. 
Albany, New York.

Alan Trounson, MSc, PhD, LLD, hon Dr, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FATSE, FAHMS

Alan Trounson, MSc, PhD, LLD, hon Dr, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FATSE, FAHMS

Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

Distinguished Scientist, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
. Emeritus Professor, Monash University. Past- President, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Victoria, Australia.

Sir Ian Wilmut, Ph.D.

Sir Ian Wilmut, Ph.D.

Founding Member, Science Advisory Board

Group Leader, Professor Emeritus, Chairman, SCRM building, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. The University of Edinburgh. 
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Distinguished Professor. Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience.Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences. The State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Fanyi Zeng, MD, PhD.


Fanyi Zeng, MD, PhD.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor, deputy director of the Institute of Medical Genetics of Shanghai Jiaotong University, deputy director of the Shanghai Stem Cell Institute and director of the Research Office of Developmental Biology of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Shanghai, China.

Len Zon, M.D.

Len Zon, M.D.

Member, Science Advisory Board

Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Director of the Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital. Harvard Stem Cell Institute
. Boston, Massachusetts.

Thomas P. Zwaka, M.D. Ph.D.


Thomas P. Zwaka, M.D. Ph.D.


Member, Science Advisory Board

Professor and Director
, Black Family Stem Cell Institute
Department of Developmental Medicine. 
Icahn School of Medicine at
 Mount Sinai. New York, New York.

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