The Galen Foundation Board of Directors

The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities.

The Galen Foundation DBA PeopleBeatingCancer was launched in June of 2004. My vision was to create a free online resource for newly diagnosed cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in order to demystify cancer, mind, body, and soul. After the first years struggling with my own cancer I realized that while conventional oncology is central to managing cancer, they are limited. Living with cancer is about much more than surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

The Galen Board of Directors is essential to the operations of the foundation.

Galen Foundation Board of Directors:

Charlie Lougheed-

Co-Founder, President & Chief Strategy Officer of Explorys

Galen Foundation Board Chair

Teresa Karlovec-

Independent Investment Management Professional

Galen Foundation Treasurer

Becke Broadbent-

President at Becke B2 Marketing

Galen Foundation Marketing Chair

Dr. Gary Whitman-

Professor of Radiology with Tenure and Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Galen Foundation Medical Chair

Sarah Mihalik-

Strategic Solutions Specialist at Explorys

Galen Foundation Events Chair

Brad Withers

President Brad Withers Resources

Galen Foundation Strategy Chair

Staff:

David Emerson, Director-Galen Foundation

Jessica Grogan Burnett, Assistant Director-Galen Foundation

A Nonprofit Board of Directors – What is a Board? 

“The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. At a minimum, an annual meeting must occur with all board members present. Additional meetings are likely to take place throughout the year so board members can discuss and make other necessary decisions. The board of directors, as a governing body, should focus on the organization’s mission, strategy, and goals. Staff members are responsible for the implementation of the mission. Having dual-capacity board members can often lead to problems (which will be discussed in detail in our next article) between a nonprofit’s mission and how it operates….”