Board of Directors
SUPPORTING PATIENTS.FUNDING CARE.PROVIDING HOPE.
Scott J. Clifford, Board Chair
Tom Jacob, Vice Chair
Commercial Real Estate Investor
Thanda Fields Brassard
Cynthia Levine Kropp
Ronald Lanoue, Treasurer
Jeff Popkin, Founder
Jeannie Shanahan is a risk expert with extensive experience in credit, enterprise risk management, governance, and crisis and business continuity planning. A finance professional by training, Jeannie served as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Chief Governance Officer, and Credit Risk Director at some of the country’s largest institutions, including State Street Global advisors, Omgeo LLC, Fidelity Investments, and Northern Trust. She is passionate about leading cultural and organizational transformation and mentoring younger executives. Jeannie received an MBA from Boston College and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Simmons College in Boston. She joined Ellie Fund’s board after witnessing three of her family members struggled with breast cancer. Jeannie’s risk management and crisis management expertise are important as the advisor to the Ellie Fund Board on strategy matters.
Amy Comander, MD
Breast Oncologist, Mass General Cancer Center at Waltham and Newton Wellesley
Dr. Amy Comander is Director of Breast Oncology and Cancer Survivorship at the Mass General Center in Waltham and at Newton-Wellesley. She is also co-director of the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham. Dr. Comander is well-known for her compassionate care and devotion to her patients. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life and outcome of her patients through lifestyle interventions. In addition to her expertise in hematology/oncology, Dr. Comander has also pursued board certification in Lifestyle Medicine, and she has launched “PAVING the Path to Wellness Program,” a 12 week lifestyle medicine based survivorship program for women with breast cancer. She is an avid runner, and she is thrilled to run her eighth consecutive Boston Marathon this year to honor the Ellie Fund!
Dr. Elsie Levin