Board of Directors

Lung Cancer Foundation of America Board of Directors are doctors, lung cancer survivors, advocates and loved ones. Their career paths span wide ranging fields: medicine, law, corporate management, philanthropy and entertainment.

What brings them together is their deep and personal understanding of the realities of a lung cancer diagnosis and the very real need to increase funding for lung cancer research.

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP

Associate Director of the Academic Development Program and Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Figlin is a Senior Investigator in Translational Research with more than 25 years of expertise in designing and conducting clinical trials in lung and kidney cancer. He is the Associate Director of the Academic Development Program and Di…

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Marta Kauffman

Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning series “Friends.”

Marta Kauffman co-created and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning series “Friends.”

Previously, Kauffman co-created and served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed comedy series “Dream On” for which she rece…

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David T. Levinson

Founder/Executive Director – Big Sunday

David Levinson is the Founder and Executive Director of Big Sunday. On Big Sunday Weekends, more than 50,000 volunteers of all ages worked together at more than 500 different nonprofit sites in 69 different towns and cities throughout Southe…

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Susan A. Mandel, M.D.

Physician, Internal Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Susan Mandel is an Internal  Medicine  physician in private practice in Beverly Hills and is on the medical staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Read More

Kim Norris

Founder/President – Lung Cancer Foundation of America

A successful management consultant working with corporations and executives to improve their bottom line, Kim entered the world of lung cancer when Roy, her 45-year-old husband, was diagnosed with stage IV lung ca…

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David Sturges

Founder/Treasurer – Lung Cancer Foundation of America

An attorney and lung cancer survivor, David was diagnosed 22 years after he quit smoking and a little over one year after he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. He underwent surgery for removal of two lobes of his right lung. Like many people, after hi…

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Martin Edelman, M.D.

Chair: Lung Cancer Foundation of America Scientific Advisory Board
Fox Chase Cancer Center: Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research

Dr. Edelman chairs Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s Scientific Advisory Board. As the chair, Dr. Edelman represents the Scientific Advisory Board at meetings of the Board of Directors.

Edelman’s achievements in oncology in…

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In Memory
Lori Monroe

Founder – Lung Cancer Foundation of America
1958 – 2013

A registered nurse and mother of three daughters, Lori was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in September, 2001, at age 42. Nobody suspected lung cancer because Lori had quit smoking at age 28. While the diagnosis was shocking and devastat…

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