Board of Directors

MRA's distinguished Board of Directors governs and advises MRA's endeavors to advance its mission of ending suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

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Debra Black
Co-Founder & Chair
Leon Black
Ben Black
Managing Partner
Fortinbras Enterprises
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Lee Alpert
Lee Alpert & Company
Evan Bayh
Senior Advisor
Apollo Management
Maria Bell
Television Writer
Television Producer
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Barry Cohen
Elysium Management
Ellen Davis
Makana Beverages
Amanda Eilian
Partner and Co-Founder
_able Partners
Federici Gertz Helman
Jason Daniel Federici
Art Director
Jami Gertz
Television and Film Actress
Atlanta Hawks Owner
Daisy Helman
CEO and Founder
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Susan Hess
Denise Kellen
Patient Advocate
Michael Klowden
Executive Vice Chairman of the Milken Institute Board
Milken Institute
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Chairman, The Milken Institute
Richard Ressler
Founder & President of
Orchard Capital Corporation and CIM Group
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Mary Jo Rogers
Melanoma Patient
Melanoma Advocate
Jeffrey Rowbottom
Managing Director
General Atlantic Credit
Ian Schuman
Global Chair, Capital Markets Practice
Latham & Watkins
 Simons Sokoloff Stanton
Jonathan W. Simons, M.D.    Medical Director and Chief Science Officer
Marcus Foundation
Jonathan Sokoloff
Managing Partner
Leonard Green & Partners, LP
Elizabeth Stanton
 Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D.
Professor, Surgery and Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine


Please note: All organizational affiliations and titles are listed for identification purposes only. All individuals serve in their personal capacity and not as a representative of their employer.