Who We Are

Meet The Skin Cancer Foundation

It all starts with people who care. Since 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has made tremendous strides in helping people understand the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt, effective treatment. We couldn’t do it without the collaboration and dedication of many talented individuals and entities, including:

  • Our staff, who care deeply about our mission and work tirelessly to make a difference.
  • Our officers and directors, who help us uphold the highest standards.
  • Our physician members, who provide their support and expertise.
  • Our corporate partners and sponsors, who make our projects and campaigns possible.
  • The millions of people who use our educational information to spread the word about skin cancer.
  • The donors who make our work possible.

Board of Directors

Profile picture Debora S. Sarnoff, MD

Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD
Clinical professor of dermatology, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine

Read her biography

Dr Robins

Perry Robins, MD
Chairman of the Board
Professor emeritus, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine

Read his biography

Rex A. Amonette, MD

Rex A. Amonette, MD
Senior Vice President
Physician emeritus, Memphis Dermatology Clinic

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Elizabeth Robins, Esq.

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Bennett Weiner, Esq.
General Counsel
Law offices of Bennett Weiner


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Mark A. Corrado, CPA
Corrado Financial Group

Elizabeth Hale MD

Elizabeth K. Hale, MD
Senior Vice President
CompleteSkinMD, clinical associate professor of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center

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C. William Hanke, MD
Senior Vice President
Mohs surgeon, Laser & Skin Surgery Center in Indianapolis

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Ronald L. Moy, MD
Senior Vice President
Moy-FincherChipps, Facial Plastics & Dermatology

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Maritza I. Perez, MD
Senior Vice President
Advanced Aesthetics

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Leonard H. Goldberg, MD
Vice President
Professor of clinical medicine, Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine

Allan C. Halpern, MD

Allan C. Halpern, MD
Vice President
Chief, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Medical Editors

Medical content produced by The Skin Cancer Foundation is reviewed by one or more physicians, most of whom are dermatologists specializing in skin cancer. Beyond the three listed below, additional medical editors vary based on the article, blog, newsletter, brochure or project and are too numerous to list here. But we thank all those dedicated doctors who have reviewed content for us for their time, expertise and support.

Allan C. Halpern, MD

Allan C. Halpern, MD
Editor-in-chief, The Melanoma Letter
Chief, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD
Associate editor, The Melanoma Letter
Clinical associate professor, department of dermatology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Désirée Ratner, MD
Editor-in-chief, Carcinomas & Keratoses
Clinical professor of dermatology, NYU Langone Health

Photobiology Committee

Scientific data for each product submitted for The Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation is rigorously reviewed by a volunteer committee of photobiologists – experts in the study of the interaction of ultraviolet radiation and the skin. It is their expertise and credibility in the field that make the Seal of Recommendation a trusted and valuable resource for consumers. The committee must be completely satisfied with the testing results for a product to be granted the Seal.

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Steven Q. Wang, MD
Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Elizabeth Buzney, MD

Elizabeth Buzney, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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Anna L. Chien, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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Heidi Jacobe, MD
James N. Gilliam, MD Chair in Dermatology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Henry Lim MD

Henry W. Lim, MD
Former Chair, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

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Elisabeth G. Richard, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Research Grants Committee

The Foundation’s Research Grants committee members dedicate their time and expertise to evaluate hundreds of proposals submitted by dermatology residents, fellows and young faculty. New committee members are chosen each year to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

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David Polsky, MD
Alfred W. Kopf, M.D. Professor of Dermatologic Oncology
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology


Dan Latore

Eileen Hampton
Senior Director of HR & Administration

Daisy Justo
Finance Administrator

Melissa Saul
Senior Director of Development

Staci Pierson
Director of Development

Brian Hanley
Development Manager

Kelsey Lenihan
Partnership Development Manager

Rachel Patterson
Development Manager

Chelsey Martino
Development Coordinator

Becky Kamowitz
Senior Director of Marketing Communications

Victoria Kopec
Director of Marketing Communications

Mae Fang
Web Developer

Arielle Grabel
PR & Marketing Manager

David Naranjo
Digital Marketing & Analytics Manager

Ali Venosa
Communications Coordinator

Julie Bain
Senior Director of Science & Education

Mark Teich
Scientific Director

Paul Melia
Director of Education Operations

Nancy Helman
Corporate Partnerships Manager

Corporate Council

Companies that wish to be associated with The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mission can choose membership on the Corporate Council. In this way, a company can be identified with the many educational programs of the Foundation; its membership pledge provides sustaining support for the Foundation’s public awareness campaign and helps disseminate the Foundation’s vital message on a professional and consumer level.

Many Corporate Council members provide additional support through sponsorship of specific projects. Corporate Council members are eligible to apply for the Seal of Recommendation for any sun protection products that meet our standards. In addition, Corporate Council Members receive access to cutting-edge information regarding skin cancer through complimentary subscriptions to the Foundation’s publications and other resource materials. The annual membership fee is $10,000.

See who is on our Corporate Council.