Andrea Ferris

Andrea E. Ferris

President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrea is President and CEO of LUNGevity and a member of the Board of Directors. In her role as President and CEO of LUNGevity, Andrea is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of the organization and its science programs.


Barbara Netter

Barbara Netter

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Netter joined LUNGevity Foundation as Director of Operations in November 2009 and is now Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer. She has lost her mother, an aunt, and several friends to cancer, and was drawn to LUNGevity by the clarity of its mission.


Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH

Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH

Executive Director, LUNGevity Research

Dr. Upal Basu Roy spearheads LUNGevity’s Translational Research Programs and Patient-Focused Research Center (Patient FoRCe).


Becky Boone Bull

Becky Boone Bull

Chief Development Officer

Becky Bull joined LUNGevity in June 2014. Becky’s professional experience includes over 20 years of experience in healthcare-related nonprofit organizations.


Jeanne Regnante

Chief Health Equity and Diversity Officer

Jeanne Regnante has worked in healthcare advocacy for more than 35 years.


Linda Wenger

Linda Wenger

Chief Marketing Officer

Linda Wenger is a seasoned branding, marketing, and public relations professional with 18 years of nonprofit experience and over 20 years working with Fortune 500 clients. She joined LUNGevity in 2015 after serving as Executive Director of Uniting Against Lung Cancer.


Wendy Klein

Wendy Klein, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Wendy works across the organization to aid in conceptualizing and implementing the Foundation’s 5-year strategic plan, as well as interfacing with the Board of Directors and the management team on a variety of growth projects and initiatives.


Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Senior Vice President, Survivorship & Support

Katie Brown has worked in nonprofit and patient advocacy for over 15 years. She is a certified Oncology Patient Navigator.


Meriam Driss

Meriam Driss

Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Meriam Driss lost her father, uncles, and grandfather to cancer and recognizes the vital importance of the Foundation’s work in both research and patient support.


Diana Aldecoa

Diana Aldecoa

Vice President of Event Planning

Diana Aldecoa, Vice President of Event Planning, lost her mother to lung cancer in 2006. In 2007, Diana held her first fundraiser benefiting LUNGevity in her mom’s honor.


Amy Moore, PhD

Amy Moore, PhD

Vice President of Global Engagement and Patient Partnerships

Dr. Amy Moore is a virologist and cancer researcher with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector working on unique initiatives to build research capacity and improve cancer outcomes.


Carol Perline

Carol E. Perline

Vice President of Philanthropy

Carol is a seasoned fundraising professional who has dedicated her career to raising funds for, and supporting the mission of, non profit healthcare organizations including the March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation.


Kristen Santiago, MS

Kristen Santiago, MS

Senior Director of Public Policy Initiatives

Kristen Santiago has substantial experience working in the healthcare industry in roles in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.


Elizabeth Barksdale, PhD

Elizabeth Barksdale, PhD

Director of Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Policy

Dr. Barksdale brings years of healthcare policy experience to LUNGevity’s public policy programs.


Bellinda King-Kallimanis

Bellinda King-Kallimanis, PhD

Director of Patient-Focused Research

Dr. King-Kallimanis has worked in patient-focused research for the past 17 years. 


Nikki Martin

Nikki Martin, MA

Director of Precision Medicine Initiatives

Nikki Martin has worked on healthcare issues advocacy for more than 16 years. She joined LUNGevity in 2018 to focus on accelerating access to precision medicine for lung cancer patients.