Board of Directors
Executive Director, Facing Cancer Together
Angela has held a number of leadership roles within the non-profit world in NYC and the Boston area. She began her career over 30 years ago in social services in NYC where she created an innovative day treatment program for dually diagnosed adults. She went on to work with a number of research groups at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as the VA Boston Healthcare System and the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health. Angela is committed to combining the clarity of mindful leadership with compassion for Facing Cancer Together’s Community of Hope.
President, AVP Commercial Real Estate, Cambridge Savings Bank
Justin Doyle has undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Management Information Systems, along with a Master’s of Science in Finance. He is a Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer, focusing on financing investment properties through eastern Massachusetts. Having been touched by cancer through the battles fought by family members, Justin has been involved with volunteering and organizing fundraising for the last 15 years to help people living with cancer. Justin has participated in five Pan-Mass Challenge rides, as well as eight Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon events.
Stuart Schneller, MD
Dr. Schneller is a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist) who has been in practice for 38 years at Steward-St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton MA. He was formerly the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and served on the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee for over ten years. Currently, he is on the hospital’s Institutional Review Board to evaluate new patient research and has been a Principal Investigator for clinical trials. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He began his involvement with FCT over 15 years ago when one of his family members was diagnosed with cancer and has remained engaged with FCT ever since. He has served on the board for the last eight years.
Vice President, Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Allison is an oncology nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of women with gynecologic cancers throughout the trajectory of their disease. In 2008, she was named the “Nurse Practitioner of the Year” in Massachusetts by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is deeply committed to palliative care and was a founding member of an initiative to educate and support hospice nurses in Romania. Allison is a lecturer in women’s health at Simmons College. She received dual masters in Nursing and Public Health from Simmons College and Harvard University respectively. She is a women’s health advocate; she chaired the Board of Directors of Peace at Home, a non-profit organization committed to educating communities about family violence from a human rights perspective.
Stanley J. Berman, Ph.D.
Stanley J. Berman, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at William James College. He has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College from 1994 to 2006. Prior to Stan becoming a faculty member at William James College, he was a staff psychologist at Children’s Hospital, Boston and The Jimmy Fund Clinic of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. At the Jimmy Fund, Stan also served as Director of Psychology training. Stan has a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.Ed., M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His professional interests are in Health Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology and Global Mental Health.
Chikwendu Ibebunjo, Ph.D
Chikwendu is a Senior Investigator at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research where his research focus is developing and applying translational preclinical models in drug discovery for skeletal muscle diseases such as sarcopenia, cachexia and neuromuscular diseases. Prior to Novartis, he was at Pfizer Inc. where he led studies to demonstrate the efficacy of anti-myostatin antibodies in models of skeletal muscle diseases. His ultimate goal is to contribute to alleviate human suffering. Chikwendu received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England, and D.V.M. from the University of Nigeria.
Leslie Martin, MD
Dr. Leslie Martin is a retired medical oncologist. She received her BA from Brown University and her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts. She worked at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute for 40 years and had a special interest in caring for women with breast cancer and in palliative care. She was committed to compassionate patient care and to teaching and mentoring of young physicians throughout her career. Dr. Martin also served as a hospice medical director for almost 30 years.