Our Board

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

CDC Foundation Treasurer, Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Atlanta, GA

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

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

San Francisco, CA

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Brooks Bell
Founder and Executive Chairman
Brooks Bell, Inc.
Vanessa M. Benavides
Vanessa M. Benavides
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan

San Francisco, CA

CDC Foundation Nominating Committee

Elaine Chambers
Elaine Chambers
CDC Foundation Board Vice Chair and Executive and Advancement Committees
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Palo Alto, CA

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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

CDC Foundation Board Chair and Executive Committee

Chapel Hill, NC

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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

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Atlanta, GA

Matt James
Matt James
Senior Counselor

Special Projects Advisor

Freedman Consulting

CDC Foundation Executive Committee, Advancement Committee and Nominating Committee

Los Altos, CA

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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

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

CDC Foundation Executive Committee and Nominating Committee

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

Kristen Silverberg
Kristen Silverberg
Former Ambassador to the European Union

Executive Vice President for Policy

Business Roundtable

Washington, DC

Advisors to the Board

Kathy Bremer
Managing Director
Boardwalk Consulting

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

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

CDC Foundation Advancement Committee

Preston Moister
Founder and Managing Partner
Third Century Investment Associates, LP

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

John G. Rice
Retired Vice Chair

CDC Foundation Finance Committee

Atlanta, GA

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
Nominating Committee
Executive Vice President, Global Health


BD Foundation

CDC Foundation Board Chair 2010-2014

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
Bob Jeffrey
Chairman & CEO - Worldwide
Ruth Katz, JD, MPH
Nominating Committee
Director, Health, Medicine and Society Program
The Aspen Institute
Andrew R. Klepchick, Jr.
Finance Committee
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

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

Andrew J. Young
Andrew J. Young Foundation