Board of Directors

Robert Reder, Chair
Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

W. Patrick McMullan III, Vice Chair
Managing Director and Chairman of Global Healthcare Investment Banking, Barclays Capital

Rachel McPherson
President and Founder, The Good Dog Foundation

Patrick Gordon
Principal, Technology, Information, Communication, Entertainment/Media, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory LLC

Alexander Stromberg
Managing Director in Credit Trading, Barclays Capital

Christina de Marval
Principal, Huntting, LLC

Ellen Leikind
Creator, PokerDivas

Glenn M. Troost
Attorney-at-law, Glenn M. Troost, Esq.

Clayton Eck
Corporate Strategy, PepsiCo

Karen Simonenko
Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Healthcare

Tao Bu Kinsey
Managing Director, Investor Relations & Business Development, The Blackstone Group, Blackstone Credit (BXC)


Scientific Advisory Group

Dr. Stewart Fleishman, Chair
Founding Director, Cancer Supportive Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York; Accreditation Surveyor, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer.

Dr. James Griffin, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deputy Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH; Director of the Early Learning and School Readiness Program.

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, Columbia University
Author of #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. She teaches psychology, canine cognition, and creative nonfiction writing at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab.

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello, Florida Atlantic University; President, International Society for Anthrozoology
Professor, College of Nursing; Director, C-P.A.W.W. (Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors), Health Research Initiative for Veterans; President, International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ).

Dr. Deborah Lawrence, Fordham University
Supervising Psychologist and Group Therapy Program Coordinator, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University; PhD in psychology and re- specialization in clinical Psychology, Columbia University.

Dr. James Fagin, Featured Covid-19 Panelist, WAMC Public Radio
Former Chief of General Pediatrics at North Shore Univ. Hospital; Associate Chief / Director of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Co-director of the Center for Childhood Asthma, Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Member, Clinical Immunology Society.

Dr. James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania
ISAZ Board Director; Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare and Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.