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


Christina Truesdale

Vice Chairs

Mara Feil, Vice Chair of Membership

Lori Freedman, Vice Chair of Marketing

Casey S. Weiss, Vice Chair of Programming


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Mackenzie and Stephen Bartlett
Alexandra and Michael Bassik
Alison and Jay Bernstein
Hannah Blumenthal and Quentin Chu
Natalia Bulgari
Kate and Matthew Burke
David and Gail Cohen
Phyllis and Jeffrey Cole
Christina and Christopher Crampton
Raphael De Niro
Dominique, Michael and Sydney
Madison Dubinsky
Amy and Michael Fang
Brian Feil
Erika Feil-Lincoln and Matthew Lincoln
Friedman Family Foundation
Michael Freedman
Debra and Michael Gelband
Lynne and Mark Hammerschlag
Todd Hollander
Robert J. Katz
Breanna and John Khoury
Galina and Igor Kirman

Susan and James Kissane
Jamie and Shaun Kolnick
Rekha and Vinay Kumar
Kim and Jonathan Kushner
Kate Leitch and Terence Kooyker
Ronay Menschel
Laura and Stephen Mong
Stephanie and Jonathan More
Nancy and Dan Paduano
Margaret and Andrew Paul
Sal Piscopo
Robin and Michael Poulos
Eve H. Robbins
Corrente Schankler and Nathan Hunt
Susanna and Noah Schankler
Laura and Jason Schwalbe
Jenna and Paul Segal
Julie and M. Steven Silbermann
Jill Swid Rosen and Eric Rosen
Donald Truesdale
Cristina and Jonathan Wang
Noah N. Weiss
Caroline Whitton and Nicholas Hammerschlag
Carolyn Seely Wiener

Pediatrics Faculty Advisors

Francis S. Lee, MD, PhD
Mortimer D. Sackler, MD Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

Gerald M. Loughlin, MD, MS
Nancy C. Paduano Professor
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

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

Contact Us

Samantha Nathan
Senior Principal Gifts Officer
(646) 962-9523

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