Council Roster

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Executive Secretary
Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.
Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Council Members*

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year, unless otherwise noted.)       

Ronald J. Bartek, M.A. (2020)
Co-Founder and Founding President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Arlington, Virginia

Daniel L. Hartman, M.D. (2019)
Director of Integrated Development
Global Health Discovery Program
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Richard E. Kuntz, M.D., M.Sc. (2019)
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Medtronic, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geoffrey Shiu Fei Ling, M.D., Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Brad Margus, M.B.A. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Cerevance, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Gilbert “Lynn” Marks, M.D. (2020)
Senior Advisor
Cape May, New Jersey

Kalpana M. Merchant, Ph.D. (2020)
President and Chief Scientific Officer
TransThera Consulting Company
Portland, Oregon

Megan O’Boyle (2019)
Principal Investigator
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network
Arlington, Virginia

Alan Palkowitz, Ph.D. (2019)
Vice President of Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies
Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D. (2020)
President and Dean
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
New York, New York

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II, J.D.
Washington, D.C.

National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

Department of Veterans Affairs
Rachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D.
Chief Research and Development Officer
Office of Research and Development
Washington, D.C.


Members of the NCATS Advisory Council also serve on the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.