Board of Directors | Advisory Council

Among the most notable and respected members of the dermatology community, our Board of Directors members draw upon their diverse experience across the specialty to guide the Dermatology Foundation. These exceptional individuals bring their passion for strengthening the specialty through expanding knowledge, all in the service of improving patient care. The Foundation thanks our Board of Directors for their unwavering dedication. Click on the names below to learn more about these remarkable dermatologists.


Elizabeth I. McBurney, MD

Chair, Advisory Council
Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

Janet A. Fairley, MD

Dr. Sewon Kang

Sewon Kang, MD

Vice President
Renee Mathur, MD

Renée J. Mathur, MD


Members at Large


Yvonne E. Chiu, MD

Dr. Cotsarelis

George Cotsarelis, MD

Eric Fromer

Eric S. Fromer, MD

Dr. Stuart Lessin

Stuart R. Lessin, MD

Dr. Kishwer S. Nehal, MD

Kishwer S. Nehal, MD

Ginette Okoye HU HeadShot1

Ginette A. Okoye, MD

John T. Seykora, MD

John T. Seykora, MD, PhD


Jonathan S. Weiss, MD

Advisory Council

Lindsey Ackerman MD
Christian L. Baum, MD
Ronald R. Brancaccio, MD
Bruce A. Brod, MD
Jennifer C. Cather, MD
Misty D. Caudell, MD
Emily Y. Chu, M.D., PhD

Karen Connolly, MD
M. Laurin Council, MD
Connor P. Dolehide, MD
Beth A. Drolet, MD
William W. Huang, MD, MPH
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
Megan H. Noe, MD, MPH

Jack S. Resneck, Jr, MD
Frankie G. Rholdon MD
Kathleen S. Stokes, MD
Valencia D. Thomas, MD
Karolyn A. Wanat, MD
Ashley Wysong, MD, MS
Kim B. Yancey, MD

Meet the Foundation Team

Guiding the operational excellence and implementation of purpose is the DF team. Led by John Bournas, Executive Director, the Foundation is undergoing transformational change as it strengthens its digital, educational, fundraising, and research capabilities in support of the dermatology community and patients. With over 80 years combined professional nonprofit management, the staff brings their passion and experience to help the Foundation succeed.


John E. Bournas, MA, MBA

Executive Director
Yana U.

Yana Uvarova

Data Analyst and Special Projects

Christine M. Boris, MBA

Deputy Executive Director

Jim Struthers, BA, AFP

Director of Development

Alejandra Lule-Rivera, BA, MM

Office Operations Associate

When we unite and share knowledge, the potential of dermatology is limitless.