Our Board

David Aldridge
David Aldridge
Retired CFO and Executive Vice President
Superior Essex, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

CDC Foundation Treasurer, Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Raymond Baxter
Raymond J. Baxter, PhD
Senior Vice President Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy (Retired)
Kaiser Permanente

San Francisco, CA

CDC Foundation Secretary, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Nominating Committee

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Brooks Bell
Founder and Executive Chairman
Brooks Bell, Inc.

Raleigh, NC

CDC Foundation Advancement and Nominating Committees

Elaine Chambers
Elaine Chambers
Chambers Family Foundation

Palo Alto, CA

CDC Foundation Board Chair and Executive Committee

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Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH
Professor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health

Chapel Hill, NC

CDC Foundation Executive Committee

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Rev. Robert M. Franklin
Senior Advisor to the President of Emory University

President Emeritus of Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Shirley Franklin
Shirley Franklin
Former Mayor of Atlanta

Former Executive Chair

Purpose Built Communities

Atlanta, GA

CDC Foundation Executive Committee and Advancement Committee

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Phil Kent
Former Chairman and CEO
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (TBS)

Sag Harbor, NY

CDC Foundation Nominating Committee

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Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH
Vice President for Global Health
Emory University

Atlanta, GA

CDC Foundation Nominating Committee

James Marks
James Marks, MD, MPH
Former Executive Vice President
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Ann Arbor, MI

CDC Foundation Executive and Nominating Committees

Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
Chairman and President
Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Atlanta, GA

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Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

CDC Foundation Nominating Committee

Advisors to the Board

Vanessa M. Benavides
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Kathy Bremer
Managing Director
Boardwalk Consulting

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Brian Gott
Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer
Entertainment Industry Foundation

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Brady Haynes
Vice President of Finance and Accounting
UPS Americas Region

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Philip S. Jacobs
Founding Partner
The Pendelton Consulting Group

CDC Foundation Board Chair 2005-2010

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Bernard J. Milano
Retired Former President
KPMG Foundation

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Larry E. Patrick
Partner-Health Services

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Armond Reese
Managing Director, Regional Practice Leader (GA/AL/SC)

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

John G. Rice
Retired Vice Chair

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Marni T. Vliet
Marni Vliet Strategy

Former CDC Foundation Board Member

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Mark Volker
Retired Partner

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Robert Yellowlees
Retired Chairman
Global Payments, Inc. and NDC Health Corporation

Former CDC Foundation Board Member

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee


Selection of Past Board Members

J. Veronica Biggins
Managing Partner
Diversified Search
Gary Cohen
Co-founder and CEO
Maternal Newborn Health Innovations, PBC
Carlos Dominguez
President and COO
James W. Down
Former Vice Chairman
Mercer Management Consulting
Richard W. Edelman
President and CEO
William H. Foege, MD, MPH
Former CDC Director
Founding CDC Foundation Board Member
James Hagedorn
Chairman and CEO
The Scotts Company
T. Marshall Hahn Jr., PhD
Retired Chairman and CEO
Georgia-Pacific Corporation

CDC Foundation Board Chair 1994-1996


George E. Hardy, MD, MPH, EIS ‘66
Retired Executive Director
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Michelle Hooper
Managing Partner and Founder
The Directors’ Council
Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH, EIS Hon '85
Vice President, Health Programs
The Carter Center
Matt James
Senior Counselor

Special Projects Advisor

Freedman Consulting

Los Altos, CA

Bob Jeffrey
Chairman & CEO - Worldwide
Ruth Katz, JD, MPH
Director, Health, Medicine and Society Program
The Aspen Institute
Andrew R. Klepchick, Jr.
Homrich Berg
Julius R. Krevans, MD
Chancellor Emeritus
University of California at San Francisco Medical Center School of Medicine


Margaret E. Mahoney
Former President
MEM Associates, Inc.

CDC Foundation Board Chair 1996-1998


Bernard Marcus
Chairman, The Marcus Foundation
Co-founder and Director Emeritus, The Home Depot, Inc.

CDC Foundation Board Chair 1998-2001

Charles H. McTier
Retired Trustee and Past President
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

Former CDC Foundation Board Member

Doug Nelson
Retired President and CEO
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

CDC Foundation Board Chair 2014-2019

Kent C. "Oz" Nelson
Retired Chair and CEO
United Parcel Service, Inc.

CDC Foundation Board Chair 2001-2005

David Ratcliffe
Retired Chairman, President and CEO
Southern Company
David Satcher, MD, PhD
Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, 16th Surgeon General of the United States

Center of Excellence on Health Disparities,
Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health,
Morehouse School of Medicine;
16th Surgeon General of the United States

Kristen Silverberg
Former Ambassador to the European Union

Executive Vice President for Policy

Business Roundtable

Washington, DC

Andrew J. Young
Andrew J. Young Foundation