David Arons is currently the Interim Chief Executive Officer of National Brain Tumor Society. He also serves as the National Brain Tumor Society’s Chief Public Policy and Advocacy Officer. He previously served as the Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society in Minnesota and was the co-founder and Co-Director of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest. He is the author of several books, including Power in Policy: A Funder’s Guide to Advocacy and Civic Participation, Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy, and A Voice for Nonprofits. He serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Council of Research Advocates and Clinical Trials Advisory Committee.
Chief Advancement Officer
Samantha (Samm) Masterson is National Brain Tumor Society’s Chief Advancement Officer. In this role, Mrs. Masterson works directly with the Chief Executive Officer to provide vision, strategy and leadership to National Brain Tumor Society’s Events, Marketing Communications, and Development functions. Mrs. Masterson is a proven fundraiser, community builder, and manager of human capital. Previously, she served in leadership, development, and marketing communications positions for prominent for-profit and non-profit organizations, such as the American Liver Foundation, The TJX Companies Inc., March of Dimes, and Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.
Chief of Staff
Maryann Morgan joined the National Brain Tumor Society in 2015 as Chief of Staff. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Maryann is responsible for overseeing the operational, administrative, and support functions of the organization, including IT/IS, human resources, as well as office and facilities management. Additionally, Maryann provides strategic leadership and executive management of the organization’s strategic planning process. Maryann is a certified project management professional with expertise in project delivery, organizational leadership, executive and Board communications, and personnel management. Prior to joining the National Brain Tumor Society, Maryann served as Executive and Project Leader to the Office of the President and Office of Institutional Advancement and Marketing Communications at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Chief Research Officer
Carrie Treadwell serves as the Chief Research Officer at the National Brain Tumor Society, and President of the Cure GBM, LLC and Pediatric Cancer Cure, LLC. In these roles, she interacts with leading researchers and institutions to guide the development and success of key research initiatives including management of Defeat GBM Research Collaborative and Project Impact’s Defeat Pediatric HGG Research Collaborative. Carrie currently serves on the Boards of Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research and Gray Matters Foundation, as well as co-Chairs the Global Adaptive GBM Trial Patient Advocacy Committee. She also serves as the patient advocate for the National Cancer Institute’s Brain Tumor SPORE Program.
Michael Nathanson is the Chair of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of The Colony Group, a leading independent wealth management company. He has been on the National Brain Tumor Society’s Board of Directors since 2011. He has been named five times by Barrons as one of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the nation. Mr. Nathanson has been living with a brain tumor since 2000.
Cord Schlobohm, DMD
Cord Schlobohm, DMD is the Vice Chair of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors. He has been a practicing dentist in Bethesda, MD for over 25 years. Dr. Schlobohm became involved with the National Brain Tumor Society after losing his daughter to a brain tumor. He recently served as a patient advocate on the peer-reviewed Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense, and has spoken on NPR on behalf of the National Brain Tumor Society.
Michael Corkin is the Treasurer of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors. He is also the President and Owner of Corkin Insurance Company, based in Newton, Massachusetts. He initially became involved with the Organization after his daughter was diagnosed and successfully operated on for a brain tumor 20 years ago. He is also a leading fundraiser for the Boston Brain Tumor Ride and in recent years served as the event co-chair.
Sarah Durham is the Clerk of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors. She is the Principal and Founder of Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help reach supporters, build awareness, and raise money. She was named a top fundraiser under 40 by Fundraising Success in 2006, and one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company in 2010.