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
  • Douglas Cappiello, MD


    Dr. Douglas A. Cappiello is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who practiced at Kaiser Permanente in both Northern California and in the Mid Atlantic region for nearly 30 years.  During his career at Kaiser Permanente, he also held numerous leadership roles. In the Mid Atlantic region, Dr Cappiello served as the Associate… Read More
  • Stacy Fuller


    Stacy Fuller is Senior Vice President, External Affairs, for DIRECTV, where she heads the company’s DC office and leads their advocacy efforts before Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures and regulators.  Stacy has been at DIRECTV since 2005.  Prior to that, Stacy was a legal advisor to Federal Communications Commissioner… 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Treasurer and 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