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What We Do

Physician-scientists within the Department of Pediatrics, the Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine rely on philanthropy to drive their research forward.

Children’s Health Council members dedicate gifts of $10,000 or more to any area of pediatric research at Weill Cornell or to the Children’s Health Investigators Fund, giving our investigators the support they need to turn world-class research into world-class care for our littlest patients.

Who We Are


Casey S. Weiss

Vice Chairs

Alison Bernstein, Vice Chair of Membership

Lori Freedman, Vice Chair of Marketing

Erika Feil-Lincoln, Vice Chair of Programming


Anne-Victoire A. and Benjamin C.
Madelyn Antoncic, PhD
Alexandra and Max Bandier
Mackenzie and Stephen Bartlett
Alexandra and Michael Bassik
Alison and Jay Bernstein
Kate and Matthew Burke
David and Gail Cohen
Phyllis and Jeffrey Cole
Jamie and Michael Crespi
Lauren and Christopher Dawson
Rebecca and Loïc de Kertanguy
Gale and Ira Drukier
Anthony Farina and Marianne Ruggiero Farina
Brian Feil
Erika Feil-Lincoln and Matthew Lincoln
Danielle and David Fowler
Friedman Family Foundation
Michael Freedman
Samantha and Ryan Fuld
Debra and Michael Gelband
Barbara Glauber
Beth Goldman and Matt Mezvinsky
Ferne and Bernard Goldsmith
Tara and Drew Grabel
Lynne and Mark Hammerschlag
Maya Hartman, M.D. and Michael Fieldstone
Elaine and John Kanas
Caroline and Adam Kaufman
Stephanie and James Kearney
Breanna and John Khoury
Galina and Igor Kirman
Janet Krauthamer and Jason Schoenberg
Michelle and David Kroin
Rekha and Vinay Kumar
Kim and Jonathan Kushner
Kate Lei and Shahan Yang
Charlotte and Jed Lenzner
Patricia T. Meadow
Ronay Menschel
Stephanie and Jonathan More
Caitlin Moscatello and Christopher Kellen
Courtney and Naveen Nataraj
Anna and Emanuel Neuman
Alicia Nevarez-Bunnell
Nancy and Dan Paduano
Margaret and Andrew Paul
Robin and Michael Poulos
Cassy and Dick Quintal
Amanda and Jason Redlus
Eve H. Robbins
Izabella and Jordan Rubin
Jenna and Paul Segal
Mariel and Jamie Sholem
Julie and M. Steven Silbermann
Stephanie A. Sirota
Whitney Snider, M.D. and David Snider
Jill Swid Rosen and Eric Rosen
Alexis and Drew Tarlow
Donald Truesdale
Noah N. Weiss 
Cricket Whitton and Nick Hammerschlag
Carolyn Seely Wiener
Julia and John Zito
Stephanie and Richard Zogheb

Faculty Advisors

Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry

Virginia Pascual, M.D.
Drukier Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health
Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics

Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D.
Nancy C. Paduano Professor
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics