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Board of Directors & Officers

EDI’s Board of Directors is comprised of two senior level member appointments from each of EDI’s founding institutions who provide corporate governance and represent the pillars of organizational solidarity among its founding members to the mission of EDI. 

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Peter G. Robinson, MPH
Chairman of the Board,
ice President, Government
& Community Relatio
ns, University of Rochester


Thomas Schwaab

Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Mark Kercher
Retired Partner of Ernst & Young, External Audit Committee

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Venu Govindaraju, PhD 

Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Buffalo


Mark Taubman, MD
Chief Executive Officer, University of Rochester Medical Center and Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Stephen C. McCluski
Retired Sr. VP and CFO of Bausch & Lomb, External Audit Committee Chair

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Candace S. Johnson, PhD
President & Chief
Executive Officer, 

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Gary M. Pollack, PhD

Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,

University at Buffalo

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Robert Fraass CPA, CMA
Sr. VP of Finance at Stark Tech Group, External Audit Committee


Ron Newbold, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Empire Discovery Institute


Thomas P. Quinn


Jeffrey Dunbar
Board Secretary

Patrick Emmerling
Assistant Board Secretary

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