Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
The LIVESTRONG Foundation announced that its Board of Directors approved the appointment of two new members and named Candice Toll Aaron as Chair-Elect to assume the role of Chairman of the Board in December of 2015. Dr. Lawrence Shulman and Cindy Sweeting will now serve on the board for a term of three years to replace outgoing board members Dr. Craig Nichols, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Mitch Stoller, who left the LIVESTRONG Board after 17, seven and seven years of service, respectively.
Dr. Shulman currently serves as Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is also Director of the Dana-Farber’s Center for Global Cancer Medicine. He helps to oversee cancer programs in Rwanda and Haiti, together with Partners In Health, on whose Board he also serves. Dr. Shulman is the Chair of the Quality Integration Committee of the Commission on Cancer, an organization on which LIVESTRONG has active representation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Larry Shulman to the LIVESTRONG Board as his focus on serving the whole patient and especially in improving access to care are two of the hallmarks of the new LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes launching under the Dell Medical School,” said Garvey. “Larry’s track record and commitment to improving the lives of cancer patients and survivors globally provides us with a unique perspective and expertise as we enter the next phase of our evolution.”
Sweeting is the President of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC and Director of Portfolio Management for the Templeton Global Equity Group, which manages approximately $125 billion in global equity assets (as of 9/30/14) as part of the broader Franklin Templeton Investments organization. Her career as an international investment manager began in Nassau, Bahamas in 1983, and she has worked with the Franklin Templeton organization for the past 18 years, providing oversight and expertise to clients including multi-national corporations, state and regional pension funds, endowments and sovereign governments.
“Cindy Sweeting’s impressive financial acumen and global portfolio management skills will be an asset to the LIVESTRONG Board,” said Garvey. “Cindy’s personal experience combined with her business credentials distinctly qualify her to help us as we create the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes. As an 11-year cancer survivor, she brings a passion for our mission and understanding of what it means to be a patient that instantly make her a part of our LIVESTRONG family.”
Candice Aaron has served as a director on the LIVESTRONG Board since 2012 and is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. She serves as Chief Compliance Officer for GE Capital’s equipment and commercial distribution financing segment, having risen through the ranks of the organization since joining GE Capital in 2009. Aaron is also an eight-year cancer survivor and one of the founders of LIVESTRONG’s Young Leaders Cancer Council, which encourages participation at the leadership level for a group of professionals under the age of 40.
“Candice’s contributions to LIVESTRONG both on the Board and through her other work with the Foundation perfectly position her to be the face of the next generation of leadership for the organization. We are extremely fortunate to have such a passionate voice and experienced businesswoman to be our next Chairman beginning in 2016,” said Garvey. “I am personally honored to work closely with her through this coming year as she prepares to take on the leadership of the Board of Directors.”
Garvey has confirmed that he plans to stand for re-election to the Board for one final three-year term beginning in December of 2015.
The announcements of the changes to the Board were made at the last meeting of the Board of Directors for 2014 which was held in Austin on December 12.
About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.8 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $580 million to support cancer survivors. One of America's top non-profit organizations, the Foundation has been recognized by industry leaders including Charity Navigator, the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.
LAWRENCE SHULMAN, M.D.
Chief of Staff and Senior VP for Medical Affairs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lawrence N. Shulman, M.D., is Chief of Staff, Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs, and Chief, Division of General Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). He is a specialist in the treatment of breast cancer and focuses on the development of new therapies for these patients.
Dr. Shulman has served as one of the component leaders through the DFCI strategic planning initiative. He is Director of the Department of Regional Strategy and Development, and oversees DFCI ambulatory oncology units at several regional sites in the Northeast. He is also physician leader for the development of clinical information systems for DFCI.
He is a member of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and Chair of their Quality Integration Committee. He is the former Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Quality of Care Committee and a former member of ASCO's Health Information Technology Workgroup.
Shulman is the Director for the Center for Global Cancer Medicine at DFCI, and works closely with Partners In Health, where he is Senior Advisor in Oncology and a member of their Board, helping to lead the development of structured cancer programs for their resource-limited healthcare sites in Rwanda, Malawi and Haiti. He is a member of ASCO’s Global Oncology Leadership Task Force. Shulman is also the Co-Chair of a Taskforce to re-define the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List for Cancer.
CINDY L. SWEETING, CFA
President, Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC; Director of Portfolio Management, Templeton Global Equity Group
Cindy Sweeting is the president of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC and the director of portfolio management for the Templeton Global Equity Group (TGEG) for Franklin Templeton Investments. Sweeting has lead portfolio manager responsibility for the TIF-Foreign Equity Series and portfolio management responsibility for institutional separate account relationships. She also oversees the institutional segment of TGEG's global investment management business.
Sweeting previously served as TGEG's director of research, president of Templeton Global Advisors Limited and lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and Templeton Growth (Euro) Fund. Prior to joining Templeton in 1997, Sweeting was the senior vice president of investments with McDermott International Investments. She entered the financial services industry in 1983.
Sweeting holds a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder*.
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CANDICE TOLL AARON
Chief Compliance Officer, GE Capital Equipment and Commercial Distribution Finance
Candice Aaron is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for GE Capital Equipment and Commercial Distribution Finance, working out of GE’s Dallas office. In 2009, she left her law firm partnership, where she led the firm’s corporate governance and litigation practice, to join GE Capital. Aaron graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
She has been involved with LIVESTRONG since 2008 when she was the founding Vice Chairperson of the LIVESTRONG Young Leader’s Council. In addition, along with her husband, Brent, Aaron is a member of the LIVESTRONG President’s Circle. An eight-year cancer survivor, Aaron has served on the LIVESTRONG Board of Directors since 2012 and is a member of the Board’s Executive and Audit Committees.