Officers and Board of Trustees


  • Peter DeNardis,  Chair of the Board, Aliquippa, PA, [email protected]
    Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Governance Committee; Educational Forum Committee; Audit and Finance Committee; Patient Registries Committee;Website Committee
  • Beverly Docteur, Secretary/Treasurer, Binghamton, NY, [email protected]
    Chair, Audit & Finance Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee
  • Newton Guerin, President & CEO, Spotsylvania, VA, [email protected]
    Executive Committee; Governance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Ed Forum Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Website Committee
  • Thomas (Tom) H. Hoffmann, MD, FACS, ACCP, Vice-Chair, Research, Frisco, TX, [email protected]
    Chair, Research Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee; Publications Committee
  • Michael Sesnowitz, Vice-Chair, Fundraising, Richmond, VA, [email protected]
    Chair, Fundraising Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee, Chair, Imagine a Cure Advisory Committee
  • Lisa Wise, Vice-Chair, Information & Support, Philadelphia, PA, [email protected]
    Chair, US LIFELINE Committee; Chair, US Support Group Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee; Ed Forum Committee, Website Committee


  • Stephen Ansell, MD, Rochester, MN, [email protected]
    Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Ron Branscome, Fredericksburg, VA, [email protected]
    Fundraising Committee; Stories of Hope Editor
  • Glenn Cantor, Bend, OR
    Research Committee; Torch Science Editor
  • Shirley Ganse, Issaquah, WA, [email protected]
    IWMF Torch Magazine Editor; Chair, Judith May Volunteer Award Committee
  • Paul Kitchen, Rothesay, NB, Canada
    Chair, International Committee
  • Carl Lisman, Yardley, PA
    Audit & Finance Committee; Fundraising Committee
  • Meg Mangin, Menomonie, WI
    Research Committee
  • Linda Nelson, Newton, MA, [email protected]
    Chair, Publications Committee; Research Committee

Board Advisor:

  • Steven Treon, MD, Boston, MA, [email protected]
    Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee

President Emerita

President Emeritus

  • Carl Harrington, Philadelphia, PA, [email protected]
    Chair, Global Collaboration Initiative

TRUSTEES – 1998 to Present

1998 & 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Arnold Smokler, FL
(President from 1998-1999)
Norm Spector, CA
Anne Greene, MD
Sue Lynch, FL
Judith May, CA
(President from 2005-2012)
(President Emerita since 2013)
Dick Mann, NY
John Renshaw, MD
Bob Carroll, CO
Ben Rude, CA
(President, 2000-2004)
Kathleen Ugenti, NY
Davell Hays, CA
Pat Kees, FL
Les Smith, MD
John Spencer, GA
Thad Rushi, NY
Michael Luttrell, CA
Jim Bunton, Canada
Jack Gelber, NY
James Berg, PA
Howard Donley, CA
John Sullivan, NJ
Mary Ughetta, NY
Harold Caplin, CA
Lou Birenbaum, MO
Jim Johannsen, CA
Neil Massoth, NJ
Tom Myers, MD
Bob Bent, IN
Tom Hoffmann, M.D., AR
Ron Payne, OH
Ron Draftz, IL
Carol Gelber, NY
Peter Mitro, OH
Tony Brown, CA
Elinor Howenstine, CA
Robert Kyle, M.D., MN
Don Lindemann, CA
Dave Lively, WI
Karen Pindzola, PA
Guy Sherwood, M.D., IN
Ron Yee, PA
2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Arlene Hinchcliffe, Canada
Dick Weiland, MN
Roy Parker, CO
Bill Paul, TN
Don Brown, IL
*Peter DeNardis, PA (President since 2020)
Cindy Furst, CO
Marty Glassman, CA
Sue Herms, SC
Guy Sherwood, M.D., Winnipeg, Canada
Carl Harrington, PA
(President from 2013-2020)
(President Emeritus
since 2020)
Elena Malunis, NY
Cynthia Ruhl, CA
Marcia Klepac, PA
*Michael Sesnowitz, VA
Marlyn Friedlander, WA
2014 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Gayle Backmeyer, IN
Eileen Lash, PA
Barry Nelson, MA
*Stephen Ansell, M.D., MN
*Linda Nelson, MA
Wanda Huskins, NY
*Beverly Docteur, NY
*Lisa Wise, PA
* Tom Hoffman, M.D., TX * Ron Branscome, VA
* Shirley Ganse, WA
*Newton Guerin, VA
*Paul Kitchen, Canada
*Carl Lisman, PA
*Glenn Cantor, OR
* Meg Mangin, WI


* denotes current Trustee

* Bold blue text denotes a person who has served, or is serving, as Chair of the IWMF

NOTE: The President and CEO is compensated. All other IWMF Officers and Board of Trustees are non-salaried positions and filled by volunteers.