Board of Directors

  • John C. Quale


    John C. Quale, co-founder and inspiration for BCAN, died of bladder cancer on June 29, 2008. Initially diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2000, John was a nationally acclaimed communications attorney, a dedicated runner, an avid cyclist, and a loving and much beloved family man and friend. Read More
  • Jared Sher

    Chairman of the Board

    Jared S. Sher is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Public Policy, for Roku, Inc.  Sher joined Roku in 2021 to help lead the company’s public policy efforts in support of a competitive marketplace for video streaming.  Sher joined Roku after previous stints with NCTA -the Internet and Television… Read More
  • Duncan Alexander


    Duncan Alexander has been a leader in the business community and brings valued expertise to the Board in addition to his history of giving back through philanthropic activities. Mr. Alexander, a Vietnam veteran, has served as the President of American Live Stock Insurance Company as well as Harding and Harding. Read More
  • Jamie Gillespie


    Jamie Gillespie joined Fox Corporation in June 2017 and currently serves as Vice President of Government Relations. Prior to that, Jamie held the same role at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. Jamie joined NAB after working on the Senate Committee on Commerce,… Read More
  • Mary Gushée


    Mary Gushée’s efforts to raise awareness about bladder cancer and funding to support research began after the death of her husband, Stephen Hale Gushée. He was diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer in September 2012. Steve was an Episcopal priest and a former religion columnist for The… Read More
  • Beverly James


    Beverly James became a patient advocate and involved with BCAN when her husband, Greg, was diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer in May 2012 and died September 2013.  She is concerned with encouraging research and ensuring that all bladder cancer patients receive the best information possible concerning… Read More
  • Seth Lerner, MD, FACS


    Seth P. Lerner, M.D., is Professor of Urology and holds the Beth and Dave Swalm Chair in Urologic Oncology and is Vice-chair for faculty affairs in the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed two years of… Read More
  • Robert Levin


    Robert Levin brings extensive experience to the BCAN board.  Mr. Levin has served on the board of Ellie Mae, including chairing its Audit Committee  He is also Trustee Emeritus of Morehouse College, and chaired the Compensation Committee and Finance Committee.  Previously, Mr. Levin worked 28 years at Fannie Mae holding… Read More
  • Gerald McNamara

    Former Chairman of the Board

    Gerald McNamara is a bladder cancer survivor living in New York City with his wife, Renee Petrofes. He is a Director and Chief Investment Officer for The JPB Foundation, a national philanthropy focusing on poverty, medical research, and the environment. Prior to joining JPB in January 2012, he… Read More