Children’s Health Council

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


Anne-Victoire A. and Benjamin C.
Madelyn Antoncic, PhD
Mackenzie and Stephen Bartlett
Alexandra and Michael Bassik
Alison and Jay Bernstein
Kate and Matthew Burke
David and Gail Cohen
Phyllis and Jeffrey Cole
Christina and Christopher Crampton
Jamie and Michael Crespi
Lauren and Christopher Dawson
Rebecca and Loïc de Kertanguy
Gale and Ira Drukier 
Amy and Michael Fang
Brian Feil
Erika Feil-Lincoln and Matthew Lincoln
Friedman Family Foundation
Michael Freedman
Debra and Michael Gelband
Barbara Glauber
Ferne and Bernard Goldsmith
Tara and Drew Grabel
Lynne and Mark Hammerschlag
Elaine and John Kanas 
Caroline and Adam Kaufman
Stephanie and James Kearney
Breanna and John Khoury 
Galina and Igor Kirman
Michelle and David Kroin

Rekha and Vinay Kumar
Kim and Jonathan Kushner
Kate Lei and Shahan Yang
Kate Leitch and Terence Kooyker
Charlotte and Jed Lenzner
Ronay Menschel
Stephanie and Jonathan More
Caitlin Moscatello and Christopher Kellen
Courtney and Naveen Nataraj
Alicia Nevarez-Bunnell
Nancy and Dan Paduano
Margaret and Andrew Paul
Robin and Michael Poulos
Amanda and Jason Redlus
Eve H. Robbins
Izabella and Jordan Rubin
Corrente Schankler and Nathan Hunt
Susanna and Noah Schankler
Jenna and Paul Segal
Mariel and Jamie Sholem
Julie and M. Steven Silbermann
Stephanie A. Sirota
Whitney Snider, MD and David Snider
Jill Swid Rosen and Eric Rosen
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, MD, PhD
Mortimer D. Sackler, MD Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

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

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
Nancy C. Paduano Professor
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics