Board of Trustees

The CRF Board of Trustees is comprised of business and scientific leaders and cystinosis family advocates who provide the foundation’s governance and guidance.

CHAIR
Nancy J. Stack, Founding Trustee and President
Cystinosis Research Foundation

VICE CHAIR
Geoffrey L. Stack, Founding Partner
SRG Partners

TREASURER
Donald L. Solsby, President
Logan Financial

BOARD MEMBERS

Marcu Alexander, Founder
Hearts for Hadley

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD, Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego

Bruce Crair, Sr. Vice President
Boingo Wireless

Jill Emerson, CPA
Hope for Brooke

Denice Flerchinger, Founder
Tina’s Hope For A Cure

Thomas A. Gendron, Chair of the Board, CEO and President
Woodward, Inc.

Traci Gendron, Founder
Tanner’s Time for a Cure


John S. Hagestad, Founding Partner
SRG Partners

Lauren Hartz, Founder
Lots of Love for Landon

Michael K. Hayde, CEO
Western National Group

Stephen L. Jenkins, MD
University of Utah Hospital
Sam’s Hope for a Cure

Barbara Kulyk, 
Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Consort

Erin Little, Co-Founder
Liv-A-Little Foundation

David W. Mossman, Chief Investment Officer
Donahue Schriber Realty Group, L.P.

Kevin Partington, Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Teresa Partington, Founder
Jenna & Patrick’s Foundation of Hope

Natalie Stack
Patient Advocate

Brian Sturgis, Sr. Director, Business Operations
SimulStat Incorporated

Scientific Review Board Cystinosis Research Foundation
We are grateful to the CRF Scientific Review Board for their leadership and guidance.  Pictured from left: Francesco Emma, MD, Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD, Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD, Sergio Catz, PhD, Julie Ingelfinger, MD, Stephen Jenkins, MD, and Paul Grimm, MD, not pictured.

Scientific Review Board

The CRF Scientific Review Board (SRB) is comprised of leading cystinosis scientists, researchers and clinicians from around the world. The CRF Scientific Review Board guides the biannual call for new research proposals. The SRB members analyze and evaluate every research application submitted to CRF and are actively involved in the grant review process. The SRB advises the Cystinosis Research Foundation on the merit and worthiness of each application and then recommends the proposals for funding consideration. The SRB has been the guiding light for CRF’s strategy focused on funding top researchers at leading institutions around the world.

The Cystinosis Research Foundation is indebted to our Scientific Review Board members for their leadership, guidance and commitment to improving the lives of those with cystinosis.

Board Members

CHAIR
Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD

Professor
Laboratory of Hereditary Kidney Diseases
Imagine Institute (Inserm U1163)
Paris, France

Sergio D. Catz, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics
University of California, San Diego

Francesco Emma, MD
Head of Pediatric Nephrology, Director of Nephrology Laboratory
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital
Rome, ITALY

Laurence Greenbaum, MD, PhD
Division Director of Pediatric Nephrology
Bernard Marcus Professor of Pediatric Nephrology 
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Paul C. Grimm, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Julie R. Ingelfinger, MD
Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Stephen L. Jenkins, MD
Assistant Professor, Hospitalist
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Aude Servais, MD, PhD
Senior Nephrologist, Department of Adult Nephrology
Necker Hospital, Paris Descartes University
Paris, France

CRF Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

Bruce A. Barshop, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Ranjan Dohil, MD
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Laurence Greenbaum, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Paul C. Grimm, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Stephen L. Jenkins, MD
University of Utah Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Robert Mak, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Julian Midgley, BM, BCh
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, AB, Canada

Doris Trauner, MD
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

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