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Board of Governors



The Packard Center is supported by a Board of Governors, a group of respected volunteers and philanthropists who are committed to the Packard Center’s fight against ALS. In addition to addressing the Center’s ongoing need to raise funds for ALS research, board members advise on strategies that will further advance the organization’s mission.


Shelby Saer

Co-Chair, Board of Governors
Greenwich, CT

Ralph Terkowitz
Co-Chair, Board of Governors
ABS Capital Partners

Baltimore, MD

Board Members:

Christopher Angell, Esq.
The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation
Counsel to
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP
New York, NY
Jean B. Angell
New York, NY
Amy Bernert
Norfolk, Virginia
Michael J. Clurman
Vice President of Operations
The Washington Post (Retired)
Chevy Chase, MD
Jim Condron
Chairman & CEO
The Karen Condron Spirit Foundation. Inc.
Norwalk, CT
Jim Covert
President & CEO
Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM)
Pittsburgh, PA
Karen T. Coxe
New England Land Company
Greenwich, CT
Judson M. Dayton
Minneapolis, MN
Michael C. Genau
Senior Vice President - Germany
Medtronic, Inc.
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Thornley A. Hart
Morgan Stanley SmithBarney
Baltimore, MD
Brian Loew
Princeton, NJ
Richard E. McCready
Palm Beach, FL
Thomas O'Neill
Lincoln Financial Distributors
Radnor, PA
Lauren Packard
New York, NY
Margaret Roggensack, Esq.
Washington, DC
Warren J. Schiffer
Long Beach, NY
Diane K. Winokur
San Francisco, CA


John Feinstein
Chair, Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research
Potomac, MD
Bobye List
Executive Director, The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation
Brooklyn, NY
Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH
Professor & Director, Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Our Experts

Johns Hopkins University
Neurologist Charlotte Sumner has a long history of studying neuromuscular disorders. In particular, she has focused her attention on caring for patients with inherited motor neuron and peripheral nerve disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Her work on the molecular pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and the development of therapeutics may provide important clues for those with ALS.
Udai Pandey, PhD

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Udai Pandey, PhD
Dr. Pandey's goal is to understand how the FUS/TLS gene promotes ALS in fruit flies, which may shed clearer light on both familial and sporadic ALS in patients.
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