The Howell Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the Howell Foundation enlists the expertise of distinguished community leaders from all walks of life with an emphasis on the areas of medical research, philanthropy and finance. The Council meets twice a year to support the Foundation in:

  • Presenting speakers at the "cutting edge" of medical research and treatment in the field of women's health. Our advisors assist us in the selection of topics and speakers.
  • Promoting awareness of the medical issues and challenges specific to women. This includes diseases that occur only in women as well as the significant gender/sex-related differences in the presentation of diseases common to women and men. This educational component assists women in becoming their own health care advocates.
  • Increasing community awareness of the Howell Foundation.  The distinguished community leaders who serve on this council aid us by generating ideas for “friend raising” and fund raising in order to increase our effectiveness.

The composition of the Advisory Council varies by year, but is always comprised of advisors of inestimable talent whose collective minds help the Foundation achieve its mission.

2015 Howell Advisory Council

ADVISORY COUNCIL CO-CHAIRS:

Kay Pierce - President, Interim Partners, Inc.  Kay has served on the Howell Foundation Board of Directors since 2001.

Kathleen Franklin -  Artist and retired California State Parks Superintendent. Kathleen has served on the Howell Foundation Board of Directors since 2006.

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Stephen Dahms, Ph.D. - Vice President of Academia, Industry & Gov. Relations at Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio). 
Website:  http://www.americanfriends-of-avh.org/who_we_are/board_members.htmp>

Ralph Feuer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology at SDSU and Program Director - SDSU/CIRM Stem Cell Internship Program. 
Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/feuer/ralph.html

Sherrie Gould, MSN, NP-C - Nurse Practitioner, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Division of Neurology
Website:  https://www.scripps.org/physicians/7712-sherrie-gould

Bill Littlejohn - CEO Sharp Healthcare Foundation
Website: http://www.sharp.com/about/leadership/bill-littlejohn.cfm

Stanley Maloy, Ph.D. - Dean of the College of Sciences and a Professor of Biology at SDSU.
Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/cos/biosketch/maloy.php

Jennifer Martin - Director, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, UCSD
Website: http://cfr.ucsd.edu/contact-us/index.html

Mana Parast, M.D. Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology at UCSD
Website: http://pathology.ucsd.edu/faculty/parast.htm

James Paterniti, Ph.D. - Co-founder, Minds in Motion
Website:  http://www.parkinsonian.org/magazine/details/minds-in-motion

Michael J. Sailor, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD. 
Website: http://sailorgroup.ucsd.edu/people/msailor.html

Irene Su, M.D. MSCE - Associate Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
Website: http://repromed.ucsd.edu/divisions/endocrinology/hisu.shtml

Varykina G. Thackery, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD. 
Website: http://repro.ucsd.edu/faculty/thackray/default.aspx.


2014 Howell Advisory Council

ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON:

Kay Pierce - President, Interim Partners, Inc.  Kay has served on the Howell Foundation Board of Directors since 2001.

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Stephen Dahms, Ph.D. - Vice President of Academia, Industry & Gov. Relations at Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio). 
Website:  http://www.americanfriends-of-avh.org/who_we_are/board_members.htmp>

Lesley G. Ellies, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology at UCSD. 
Website: http://pathology.ucsd.edu/faculty/ellies.htm

Ralph Feuer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology at SDSU and Program Director - SDSU/CIRM Stem Cell Internship Program. 
Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/feuer/ralph.html

Stephan Lange, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, School of Medicine at UCSD.
Website:  http://slangelab.ucsd.edu/

Stanley Maloy, Ph.D. - Dean of the College of Sciences and a Professor of Biology at SDSU.
Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/cos/biosketch/maloy.php

Mana Parast, M.D. Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology at UCSD
Website: http://pathology.ucsd.edu/faculty/parast.htm

Varykina G. Thackery, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD. 
Website: http://repro.ucsd.edu/faculty/thackray/default.aspx.

2013 Howell Advisory Council

ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON:

Carole Banka, Ph.D. - Associate Project Scientist, Department of Medicine, UCSD.  Vice Chair of the Howell Board of Directors.

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Stephen Dahms, Ph.D. - Vice President of Academia, Industry & Gov. Relations at Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio).
Website:  http://www.americanfriends-of-avh.org/who_we_are/board_members.htmp>

Lesley G. Ellies, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology at UCSD.
Website: http://pathology.ucsd.edu/faculty/ellies.htm

Ralph Feuer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology at SDSU and Program Director - SDSU/CIRM Stem Cell Internship Program.
Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/feuer/ralph.html

Judy Hodges - Director, Special Gifts at the Salk Institute and former Board Chair of the Howell Foundation.
Website:  http://www.salk.edu/support/chairmans_circle.html

Mark Kern, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at SDSU. 
Website: http://ens.sdsu.edu/people/current-faculty/mark-kern/

Stanley Maloy, Ph.D. - Dean of the College of Sciences and a Professor of Biology at SDSU.
Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/cos/biosketch/maloy.php

Jeanne Nichols, Ph.D., FACSM - Senior Exercise Physiologist with the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center at UCSD and a Professor Emeritus in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at SDSU. 
Website: http://www.ucsdeparc.org/

Michael J. Sailor, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD. 
Website: http://sailorgroup.ucsd.edu/people/msailor.html

Varykina G. Thackery, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD. 
Website: http://repro.ucsd.edu/faculty/thackray/default.aspx


THE DORIS A. HOWELL FOUNDATION FULFILLS ITS MISSION BY:

  1. Providing grants for women's health research to promising undergraduates
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  2. Sponsoring symposia, learning luncheons and other educational outreach mechanisms concerning women's health and related issues.
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