Alisha Sternenberger, Founding Director

Alisha Sternenberger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MBA from Babson College, and is actively enrolled in Boston College’s Clinical Research Certificate program. Alisha co-founded the FCF in 2009, and became a founding director. Originally from Colorado, Alisha lived in New York City for seven years before moving to Boston, where she currently resides. …

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Craig Martin

Craig Martin is CEO of health strategy and communications firm Feinstein Kean Healthcare (FKH), an Ogilvy company based in Cambridge, MA, with offices in other life science, health and technology hubs around the country.  He also serves as a Global Principal for Ogilvy RED, the agency’s consulting arm, leading the RED’s work in Biotech and …

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Leslie Graves

Leslie Graves graduated from Duke University with an AB degree in Economics. She received her MBA degree from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1985. Leslie is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Origination and Syndicate at R. Seelaus & Co.  Prior to joining Seelaus, she was …

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Derek Gilchrist, Founding Director

Derek Gilchrist a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his law degree from New York Law. Derek is General Counsel of Manhattan based real estate developer Sedesco Inc. In this role, Derek oversees Sedesco’s day to day operations, handling everything from acquisitions and development to leasing and asset management. Active in civic and …

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John Craig, MD, PhD

John Craig attended UCLA and USC Medical School. After graduating medical school he entered a PhD program at USC studying liver regeneration, completing a residency in Pathology while doing his doctoral research. Subsequently Dr. Craig joined the faculty of the USC Medical School, where he supervised a NIH grant and postgraduate students, and also taught …

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Charles Beermann, Founding Director

Charles Beermann is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Charles, a long-time friend of FCF Founder Tucker Davis, helped co-found FCF in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and currently serves on the FCF Development Committee. Charles is responsibile for the Foundation’s risk management. Charles is an executive with Berkshire …

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Anne Adler

Anne Adler, a graduate of Wheaton College and Boston College Law School, practiced securities law for 15 years. While raising 5 sons and a daughter she did volunteer work and was webmaster for Brunswick School working with the communications, alumni and development teams. Her volunteer work included serving on multiple boards acting as counsel and/or …

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David J. Wermuth

David Wermuth holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. David is a Senior Principal of Stone Point and a member of the Investment Committees of the Trident Funds. He joined Stone Point in 1999 from Cleary, Gottlieb, …

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John Hopper, Executive Director

John Hopper is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Oxford University’s executive MBA program. He launched his career with Procter and Gamble in sales management and Unilever as division head of a $1 billion business unit. John served in CEO and Managing Partner positions with healthcare/marketing focused venture capital and communications …

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