Development Board

The philanthropic arm of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center — the IU Simon Cancer Center Development Board — bolsters the research mission of the cancer center. This vigorous volunteer force positions the cancer center to realize significant national and international recognition through the funding of programs vital to advancing research to help people with cancer.

Pete Ward, COO of the Indianapolis Colts, serves as board chair. He and his wife, Lena, founder and CEO of All Sport Couture and also a board member, reside in Zionsville, Ind.

Development Board Roster

John “Spike” Abernethy
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
South Bend, Ind.

Barbara Baekgaard
Vera Bradley Inc.        
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Gene Bate
Indiana Knitwear Corp.
Greenfield, Ind.

Alice Berkowitz
Longboat Key, Fla.

James and Susan Birk
Birk Promotional Concepts
Jasper, Ind.

Chrys Blakeman
AML Inc.
Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Joyce Brinkman
Indiana State Treasurer (Retired)
Indianapolis

Paroon Chadha
Passageways
Lafayette, Ind.

Dan Church
DairyChem Laboratories, Inc.
Fishers, Ind.

Bob and Lisa Colver
Midwest Fertility Specialist
Carmel, Ind.

Jim Dodson
The Dodson Group, Inc.
Indianapolis

Lori Efroymson-Aguilera
The Efroymson Family Fund
Indianapolis

Paul and Christy Ferguson
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Evansville, Ind.

Mary Beth Gadus
Carmel, Ind.

Peter Gianaris, MD
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Indianapolis

Matt and Stacey Green
The Esposito Green Group
Indianapolis

Dianne Wise-Gubka
Morgantown, Ind.

Bruce Hetrick
Indiana University School of Journalism
Indianapolis

Darnell Hillman
Indiana Pacers
Indianapolis

Larry Hochberg
Hochberg Family Fund
Los Angeles

Dan Hoyt
Dan Hoyt & Associates
Indianapolis

Jim Irsay
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis

Stephen Jacobs
Jacobs Co.
Carmel, Ind.

Dorothy & Alan Klineman
Indianapolis

Carol Libs
AML Inc.
Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Norman Lockshin, MD
Derm Associates PC
Silver Spring, Md.

Mike and Theresa Mascari
Indianapolis Fruit Co.
Indianapolis

Judy McAtee
Moesart
Indianapolis

H. Richard “Dick” McFarland
McFarland Foods Corp.
Indianapolis

V. Richard “Dick” and Jane Miller
MMM Investments
Boca Raton, Fla.

Tom Morales
Morales Group, Inc.
Indianapolis

Carol Myers
Covington, Ind.

Michael Newbold
Huntington Bank
Indianapolis

Andrea Pedregon
Andrea Pedregon Charitable Foundation
Brownsburg, Ind.

Peggy Throgmartin
Carmel, Ind.

Vince and Cynthia Todd
The Heroes Foundation
Indianapolis

James and Laquata Warren
Indiana Elks Association
Muncie, Ind.

Barbie Wentworth
Miller Brooks Inc.
Zionsville, Ind.

Jack Wentworth
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Bloomington, Ind.