Leadership

LRI Board of Directors 2010

Jack Lavery, Co-chair

Past president, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
CEO and chairman, Lavery Consulting Group
Chairman & CEO, Lavery Consulting Group, L.L.C.
Spring Lake, New Jersey

Immediately prior to forming his own economic and public policy research firm, Jack Lavery was visiting professor and executive in residence on the undergraduate and graduate faculty of the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University. He had a distinguished 20-year career in key management positions at Merrill Lynch & Co, from chief economist worldwide to director of global equities. Mr. Lavery formerly served as chairman of the board at the Lupus Foundation of America and as a member of the S.L.E. Foundation Board of Directors.

Robert J. Ravitz, Co-chair

Past president, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Principal, Neuberger Berman, LLC
New York

Robert J. Ravitz received his bachelor of science from Colgate University in 1951, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1956. He practiced law for six years in New York before joining the investment firm of David J. Greene & Co. in 1962, where he served as a principal. He is now with Neuberger Berman, LLC. Mr. Ravitz is a board member and former president of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, and a founding member of the Lupus Research Institute. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.

John Buck
Chicago

Kathleen A. Buck
Chicago

Jerome A. Chazen
New York

Debra Cowan
Los Angeles

Roger Cowan
Los Angeles

Jennie DeScherer
New York

Richard K. DeScherer
New York

C.J. Feinberg
San Francisco

Anita Fricklas
Denver

Susan Golick
New York

Hope Hetherington
New Canaan, CT

Stuart S. Kassan, MD
Lupus Foundation of Colorado
Denver

Robert S. Katz, MD
Chicago

JoAnn Quinn
Lupus Alliance of America
Bellmore, NY

Michael Ruffatto
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Arthur Selkowitz
Stamford, CT

Daniel J. Wallace, MD
Lupus LA
Los Angeles

Dick Watson
Lupus Mid-Atlantic
Owing Mills, MD

LRI President
Margaret G. Dowd
New York