Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Providing vision and guidance to Gateway's mission is a robust group of individuals who have achieved success in their own fields. From banking to research to hospital management to foundations, the Board of Directors help Gateway set strategic priorities that are aligned with a diverse set of patient interests and needs.


Gateway Board of Directors

Tony Festa - Treasurer
Managing Principal & COO, Fund Evaluation Group, LLC

Rhonda Kokot - Secretary
Managing Partner, Simple Truth

Virginia Aherin - Director
Regional Sales Director, Leadfusion

Michael Burton - Ex-Officio
President & CEO, Gateway for Cancer Research

Amy Belew - Director
Managing Director, Global Head of Market Intelligence at BlackRock

Joe Caltabiano - Director
President & Co-Founder, Cresco Labs

Fred DeGrandis - Director
President and CEO NorthCoast Healthcare Services, LLC

Steven Delco - Director
President & CEO, Delco Advisors, LLC

Chris Doleman - Director
NFL Hall of Famer

Dan Garms - Director
Chief Executive Officer, The Garms Group

Jake Goldstein - Director
Managing Director IL Corporate Banking, CIBC

Heather Kane - Director
CEO, UnitedHealthcare Dental

Margaret LaManna, M.D. - Director
President, International Healthcare Group, Inc.

Kenneth Monarrez - Director
Enterprise Sales Director, Syniverse Technologies

Deniz Razon - Director
Head of U.S. Commercial, Servier Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Edwin Roberson - Director
Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Christ Community Health Services

J. Terry Simmons - Director
V.P. of Global Purchasing & Supplier Management, AbbVie, Inc.

Mary Lou Smith - Director
Co-Founder, Research Advocacy Network

Stacie J. Stephenson - Director
Chairman, Functional Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Christopher Surdenik - Director
Chief Executive Officer, Call One

Satish Tadikonda - Director
Managing Partner, Avigo Solutions

Terry Sharrer - Ex-Officio Scientific Liaison
Principal, iMed R&D

99 cents of every dollar received directly funds cancer clinical trials


Current Gateway-funded clinical trials


Clinical trials funded at leading institutions worldwide


Funds one patient for one day at a Gateway-funded clinical trial


Mission Partners