About Us

Board of Directors

Role

The V Foundation Board of Directors is entrusted with and accountable for the strategic leadership and governance of the organization. The Board is comprised of prominent business leaders, award-winning athletes and coaches, distinguished physicians and world-renowned entertainers. Their governance is integral to the sustainability and long-term effectiveness of The V Foundation in ways that are consistent with our core values and principles.

Jim Allegro, Emeritus Director
Retired Executive Vice President
ESPN, Inc.

Julie Allegro
General Partner
Allegro Venture Partners

Robert C. Bast Jr., M.D.
Vice President for Translational Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Susan Braun
Chief Executive Officer
The V Foundation for Cancer Research

George Bodenheimer
Executive Chairman
ESPN, Inc.

Steven M. Bornstein
Board Chair
The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Bill Cosby

George W. Dennis III
Retired Senior Partner
Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP

David B. Fay
Retired Executive Director
United States Golf Association

Rosa M. Gatti
Retired Senior Vice President, Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach
ESPN, Inc.

Mark King 
President
adidas Group North America

Philip H. Knight
Chairman of the Board
Nike, Inc.

Michael W. Krzyzewski
Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
Duke University

Eric Lautenbach
Director of College Basketball Sports Marketing
Nike, Inc.

Carl C. Liebert III
Chief Operating Officer
USAA Capital Corporation

Robert E. Lloyd
Board Chair Emeritus
The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Joe Loughrey
Retired President and Vice Chairman
Cummins, Inc.

Michael C. MacDonald
Executive Chairman
Medifast

Michael E. Marks
Founding Partner
Riverwood Capital, LLC

Geoffrey S. Mason
Senior Production Specialist
ESPN, Inc.

Joseph O. Moore, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Duke Cancer Institute

Robert C. Nakasone
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Toys “R” Us

Donna Orender
Chief Executive Officer
Orender Unlimited, LLC

Lawrence F. Probst III
Chairman of the Board
Electronic Arts

Harry E. Rhoads, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Washington Speakers Bureau

Robin Roberts
Co-Anchor
ABC’s “Good Morning America”

John Saunders
Sports Commentator
ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports

Constance Skidmore
Retired Board Member and Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John Skipper
President
ESPN, Inc.

Tony F. Smith, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Leadership Research Institute

Pamela Valvano Strasser
Chairwoman
The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Stuart A. Taylor II
Chief Executive Officer
The Taylor Group

Nicholas P. Valvano
President Emeritus
The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Robert Valvano
Sports Commentator

Lesley Visser
Sports Commentator
CBS and HBO

Dick Vitale
Sports Commentator
ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports

R.C. “Bucky” Waters
Retired Vice Chancellor
Duke University Medical Center

Robert P. Wayman
Retired Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Hewlett-Packard Company

Dereck Whittenburg
Director of Player Development
North Carolina State University

David W. Williams
Retired Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation

Norby Williamson
Executive Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions
ESPN, Inc.

Larry Woodard
President and Chief Executive Officer
Graham Stanley Advertising