Columbus Children’s Foundation Team

The Columbus Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation, and is governed by an unpaid board of trustees representing a cross-section of business leaders and scientific researchers. World-class scientists, doctors and respected business executives serve as trustees and provide strategic and financial oversight for the Columbus Children’s Foundation. Meet the team.

Board of Trustees

Jude Samulski, PhD

Chair

Dr. Samulski is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the Gene Therapy Center at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Samulski is the scientific founder of…

Krystof Bankiewicz, MD, Ph.D

Trustee

Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz holds an M.D. from Jagiellonian University in Crakow and a Ph.D., D.Sc. from the Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry in Warsaw, Poland…

Javier García

Trustee

Javier García has spent almost 30 years working in healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry and has focused on life science venture capital investing…

Sheila Mikhail, JD, MBA

Trustee

Sheila Mikhail co-founded and was initial CEO of AskBio from 2002 through 2007. She left the company to become CEO of NanoCor Therapeutics, Inc., an AskBio…

Damià Tormo, Ph.D

Trustee

Damià Tormo has spent the last 12 years working in healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry and has focused on life science venture capital investing and…