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.

Development Board Roster

John “Spike” Abernethy
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Lars-Erik and Amy Arnell
Republic Airways

Barbara Baekgaard
Vera Bradley Inc.

Gene Bate
Indiana Knitwear Corp.

Chrys Blakeman
AML Inc.

Joseph F. Breen
The Huntington National Bank

Joyce Brinkman
Indiana State Treasurer (retired)

Paroon Chadha

Dan Church
DairyChem Inc.

Mark D. Clark
Indiana Lions Cancer Control Fund

Robert Colver, MD and Lisa Colver
Midwest Fertility Specialists

Jim Dodson
The Dodson Group Inc.

Sergio Aguilera and Lori Efroymson-Aguilera
The Efroymson Family Fund

Bryan and Angela Elliott
Indianapolis, Ind.

Paul and Christy Ferguson
Mead Johnson Nutrition

Peter Gianaris, MD
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (retired)

Matt Green
UBS Private Wealth Management

Dianne Wise-Gubka
Morgantown, Ind.

Lynda Houk
Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation

Tim and Terry Johnston
Financial Partners Group

Michael and Theresa Mascari
Indianapolis Fruit Co.

Judith McAtee

Jane Miller
MMM Investments

V. Richard Miller, II and Barbara Miller
The Zone

Tomas Morales
Morales Group Inc.

William “BJ” and Lori Nichols
Reis-Nichols Jewelers

Andrea Pedregon
Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation Inc.

Jared Scaringe
CBRE Group, Inc.

Jeff and Jill Schwarz
Schwarz Partners

James Sigler
Indiana Elks Association

Peggy Throgmartin
Carmel, Ind.

Vincent and Cynthia Todd
The Heroes Foundation

Elyse Turula
Harry's PBR Fund

Pete and Lena Ward
Indianapolis Colts

James and Laquta Warren
Indiana Elks Association

Barbie Wentworth
Miller Brooks Inc.

Honorary Members

James Irsay
Indianapolis Colts

Victor Oladipo
Indiana Pacers

Legacy Members

Anne Abernethy (deceased)
South Bend, Ind.

Rick Ahaus
Ahaus Tool & Engineering

Lisa Pratt Benson
San Antonio Tex.

Alice Berkowitz
Longboat Key, Fla.

James and Susan Birk
Birk Promotional Concepts

Joseph and Gloria Boone
Carmel, Ind.

John Corbin
Huntington Bank (retired)

Mary Beth Gadus (deceased)
100 Voices of Hope

Andrew Gladstein  
Gladstein Properties Inc.

Barbara Hochberg (deceased)
Larry Hochberg

Hochberg Family Fund

Stephen Jacobs
Jacobs Co. 

Robert Kesler (deceased)
Explorer Van Co.

Dorothy and Alan Klineman
Indianapolis, Ind.

Carol Libs
AML Inc.

Lewis Liggett
Carmel, Ind.

Norman Lockshin, MD
Derm Associates PC, Rockvill, MD

Richard Markoff
McFarland Foods Corp.

Richard McFarland (deceased)
McFarland Foods Corp.

V. Richard Miller (deceased)
MMM Investments

William and Janice Montross
Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy

The Honorable John and Carol Myers (deceased)
Covington, Ind.

Mike Newbold
Huntington Bank (retired)

Marilyn Tucker Quayle
PTC, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ

Jack and Rosemary Wentworth (deceased)
IU Kelley School of Business (Dean Emeritus)

Lisa Witsken-Gearhart
Rick Witsken (deceased)