Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes prominent gynecologic cancer experts from leading cancer centers and hospitals across the country.

Board of Directors
2017 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Board of Directors

David Mutch, MD, FACOG, Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis St.Louis, MO

Past Chair
David Gershenson, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

Immediate Past President, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Jeffrey Fowler, MD, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

President, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Laurel Rice, MD, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

President Elect I, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Carol Brown, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

President Elect II, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Warner Huh, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Secretary-Treasurer, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
David Cohn, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Chair, Research and Awards Committee
Anil Sood, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

Chair, Development Committee
Robert Coleman, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

Chair, Communication Committee
Ginger Gardner, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY

Vivian Von Gruenigen, MD, Summa Health System Akron, OH
Heidi Gray, MD, University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, WA
Monica Jones, MD, Duke Cancer Institute, Raleigh, NC


Pierre Desy

Executive Director of FWC
Karen Carlson


Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.


The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.


FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.