The Medical Advisory Board is comprised of leading cancer experts from leading cancer institutions from across the nation who are responsible for reviewing grant applications and making recommendations for awards. 


Michael Burke- M.D.

Director of Pediatric Leukemia & Lymphoma 

Co-Director of the Developmental Therapeutics Program

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin


Ken DeSantes- M.D.

Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Director of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program

UW Health - American Family Children’s Hospital


Jennifer Macdonald- MSN, RN, CNOR

Director of Hematology & Oncology, The Cancer TEAM 

Bellin Health


Rebecca Riggins- Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncology

Breast Cancer Research Program

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


James Thomas- M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, Clinic Trials

Associate Director, Translational Research

Section Chief, Solid Tumor Oncology

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin


Nicholas Webber- M.D. 

Orthopedic Surgery

Musculoskeletal Oncology, Joint Reconstruction & Arthroplasty

Aurora Healthcare


Thomas Witzig- M.D.    


Translational Research              

Mayo Clinic