Board of Directors
Edward F. Rover Chairman of the Board
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The Dana Foundation
Education | Harvard Law School
Edward Rover is the Chairman, President, and CEO of the Dana Foundation. He is Chairman of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the European Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
Mr. Rover was a senior partner at White & Case until 2004. At White & Case, he led a broad tax practice, where he advised and represented many tax-exempt organizations and domestic and international companies. He served as outside counsel to many public charities and private foundations. He continues to act “of Counsel” to White & Case.
He has served as director of the Foundation since 1995.
Mr. Rover earned his B.A., egregia cum laude from Fordham University, after studying at the Institute d’Etudes Politique in Paris. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
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Education | Syracuse University
Over a long career, Edward Bleier played a significant role in the development of modern television. For the last decade, he was a director of three publicly-held media companies.
For 30+ prior years, for Warner Bros., he was President of the division distributing motion pictures and other programming to TV and cable networks. He innovated many developments of video-on-demand, cable networks, home video, pay-TV, and other “new” media. He also rejuvenated WB’s classic “Looney Tunes”.
Previously, Mr. Bleier was a senior executive of the American Broadcasting Company, variously in charge of: women’s, teen and children’s programming; news and sports sales; and chief marketing officer and strategic planning.
He is author of the NY Times best seller The Thanksgiving Ceremony, the foreword for which was written by former Dana Foundation Chairman William Safire. He led several global communications’ pro bonos: 14 bi-annual media leaders meetings at The Aspen Institute; the International Radio/Television Society; The Center for Communication; and endowed The Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University; et al. He served as co-chair of the Entertainment/Communications/Marketing Division of UJA Federation and was 2000 co-recipient of its Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served in the US Army.
Wallace L. Cook
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Education | University of Virginia School of Law
Wallace Cook is an investment consultant, mutual fund director, and trustee of investment trusts. He is trustee emeritus of the University of Virginia Law School.
He previously served as Managing Director and Financial Counselor of Rockefeller & Co., and CEO of the Rockefeller Trust Company.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Norton Simon, Inc., an international consumer products conglomerate.
Mr. Cook graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1961, and from the University Of Virginia School Of Law in 1964. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Charles A. Dana III
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Education | University of Denver
Charles Dana is president of Newport Shipyard, a mega-yacht facility with the largest travel lift in New England. He was a syndicate member of five America's Cup campaigns from 1977 to 2003, and served as commodore of the NY Yacht Club, among other boards devoted to the sea.
Currently, he serves on the board of the John A. Hartford Foundation, devoted to increasing the nation's capacity for elder care, and is on the board of the College of Charleston Business School. Mr. Dana is a graduate of the University of Denver and served on its board as well.
Hildergarde E. Mahoney
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Honorary Doctor of Laws, Birmingham Southern College
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Sacred Heart University
Hillie Mahoney, a co-founder and chairman of The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Cambridge, MA. is a Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a Director of the Charles A. Dana Foundation and a former director of The Neurosciences Institute of New York, now located in La Jolla, CA.
Mrs. Mahoney is also a Life Trustee on the National Board of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is on the Honorary Board of the Boys' Club of New York where she was Executive Vice President of the Woman's Board for 11 years before serving as President from 1976 - 1980. In Palm Beach, she is on the Board of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc., and The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and is Chairman of DanceSport Academy Inc., which she founded in 2007. In 1982, Mrs. Mahoney was honored with the Bronze Keystone Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and that same year received the "Woman of Distinction Award" from Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, where in 1987 she was given an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In 1992 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and in 1998, was given the "Woman of Distinction" Award from the Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition, she was honored by the American Ireland Fund in 2005 for her many contributions to the community and in May 2015 received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Mrs. Mahoney, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, came to the United States when she was two months old. She attended schools in New York City, Yokohama Japan - where she and her family spent six years - and in Germany, learning Japanese, German and French along the way. Upon returning to the United States, she began her career at Time, Inc., where she worked, until she retired to raise two sons. During that time, she studied voice and drama and appeared on television shows. Using her professional name of Hillie Merritt she was elected "Miss Rheingold of 1956" representing the Liebman Breweries on both the east and west coasts. In the years that followed, she appeared on commercial television as spokeswoman for corporations such as Colgate-Palmolive, Eastman Kodak, the Ford Motor Company, the New York Telephone Company, and the Washington Gas Company, among others. In addition, she studied art and interior design, a field in which she worked in the 1960's.
In the 1970's, Mrs. Mahoney traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East with her husband, the late David Mahoney, before - together with him - becoming involved in the relatively young field of neuroscience. She became an active participant in preventive medicine, social welfare, health and educational organizations as well as public broadcasting, where she first broadcast "Hillie's Health Hints," the weekly health program and later, the "Health" section of the Sunday Magazine, both on National Public Radio. In 2008 she was the executive producer of a documentary entitled "Journey Interrupted", which described her family's experiences while stranded in Japan during WWII. In early 2016 she completed a book, by the same name, in which she expanded on those experiences in more detail. The book was published on April 5th, 2016, almost 75 years after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Her interests include the brain-body connection, immunology, integrative medicine - including nutrition and physical fitness. An amateur, competitive ballroom dancer, she also enjoys music, painting and writing. Her late husband, David, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norton Simon, Inc., Chairman of the Charles A. Dana Foundation and the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, was according to the New York Times, the "leading layman in neuroscience."
In addition to two married sons, a stepdaughter and nine grandchildren, Mrs. Mahoney also has three great granddaughters.
Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
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Education | Harvard Medical School
Dr. Steven Hyman is the Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, President of the Society for Neuroscience (2015), and Founding President of the International Neuroethics Society. He is a member of the Dana Alliance and National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Hyman served as Provost of Harvard University from 2001 to 2011. Before that he served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 1996- 2001, where he emphasized investment in neuroscience and in emerging genetic technologies.
Dr. Hyman received his B.A. from Yale College summa cum laude, and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, which he attended as a Mellon fellow. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School cum laude.
Ann McLaughlin Korologos
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Education | Marymount College
Ann Korologos served as the Nation’s 19th Secretary of Labor under President Ronald Reagan from 1987 – 1989. She established the Workforce Quality Commission, and upon completion of her term, President Reagan awarded her the President’s Citizen Medal.
Prior to her term as Secretary of Labor, she was the Under Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Treasury. In 1989, President Bush appointed Ms. Korologos Chairman of the President’s Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism which reviewed and evaluated policy options in connection with aviation security with particular reference to the destruction of Pan Am 103. From 1990 until 1995, she served as the President of the Federal City Council in Washington, D.C., and from 1996 to 2000, she served as Chairman of the Aspen Institute. Mrs. Korologos served as Chairman of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees from 2004-2009.
She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Harman International, Kellogg Company, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., and Michael Kors Holdings. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Cristo Rey Network, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She was recently honored with the “Visionary Award” from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Ms. Korologos earned a B.A. degree from Marymount College and studied at the University of London and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She has been awarded honorary degrees from Marymount College, University of Rhode Island, New England School of Law, the College of St. Elizabeth, Trine University (formerly known as Tri-State University), and Pardee RAND Graduate School.
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Education | Howard University College of Medicine
Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. joined the faculty at Howard University College of Medicine in 1962. He has been at Howard University for over 50 years, and in 2011 was appointed Interim Senior Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences and Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer. In addition to teaching, he has served as Acting Dean of the College of Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, a position he held for 25 years. He has served as Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer at more than 200 medical institutions and has authored or coauthored more than 150 articles and book chapters. In 1992, he was named the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Gastroenterology.
He was the first African-American president of the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Surgical Chairmen, Washington Academy of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. He is past president, Society of Black Academic Surgeons and past chair, Surgical Section, National Medical Association.
Dr. Leffall earned his B.S. summa cum laude from Florida A&M College when he was 18 and received his M.D. degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1952 ranking first in his class. He received his training in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital (formerly Freedmen's Hospital) and his surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1957-1959. He served as Chief of General Surgery at the US Army Hospital in Munich, Germany, 1960-62. He has received 14 honorary degrees from American universities and is an Honorary Fellow of six international surgical societies.
Peter A. Nadosy
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Education | Columbia Business School
Peter Nadosy is currently a Managing Partner at East End Advisors, a New York based investment advisory firm. In mid-2008, Peter left Morgan Stanley to co-found East End Advisors. After spending 11 years at Fiduciary Trust Company of New York, Mr. Nadosy joined Morgan Stanley in 1981, was named Managing Director in 1984, President of Morgan Stanley Asset Management in 1985, and Vice Chairman in 1995. In 1998, he became an Advisory Director and continued to serve the firm in a consulting capacity.
Mr. Nadosy graduated from Brooks School in 1964, Harvard College in 1968, Columbia Business School in 1970, and received an honorary degree from Amherst College in 2001. He is currently a life trustee and member of the investment committee of Amherst College where he served as trustee and head of the investment committee from 1988 to 2002. He has also been a trustee of the Brooks School (1990-2006) and the Brearley School (1989-2003). He currently serves on the Investment Committees of both schools.
He is on the board of the Harvard Management Company (2003-2013) where he served as interim Chief Investment Officer in 2005. He also serves on the boards of the Doris Duke Foundation, the Central European University and the Ford Foundation. In addition, he is on the investment committees of the Altman Foundation, the Summit Foundation, the Weizmann Global Endowment, and St. Thomas Church. He is a trustee of the St. Andrew's Dune Church in Southampton.
Herbert J. Siegel
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Education | Lehigh University
Herbert Siegel is the former Chairman and President of Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, BHC Communications, Inc. and United Television, Inc. He was an investor who developed a media and entertainment company – his company owned 22% of Twentieth Century Fox and arranged the sale of Fox to Marvin Davis. In 1989 he was a major force in the merger of Warner Communications, Inc. with Time, Inc. He later founded the United Paramount Network (UPN) with Paramount Pictures. In 2001, Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. was acquired by News Corporation, and Mr. Siegel was employed by News America, Inc. in an executive capacity until 2009.
Mr. Siegel received his B.A. from Lehigh University and served in the United States Army Reserves.