Miller is co-founder and president of CureDuchenne. She and her husband started the organization in 2002 after their only son, Hawken, was diagnosed with Duchenne. Miller, a native Californian, graduated from Mariner’s High School in Huntington Beach and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California Los Angeles.
Prior to CureDuchenne, Miller had a career in publishing with positions at IDG Communications, Cahners Publishing, Ziff-Davis Publishing, and Scholastic Publishing. She also worked in management at PC Magazine and was an independent stock trader.
Miller was an equal force with his wife, Debra, in founding CureDuchenne in 2002 when their son, Hawken, was diagnosed with Duchenne. Originally from northern Minnesota, he was drafted by the National Hockey League’s Minnesota North Stars out of high school. He attended the University of Minnesota and after transferring schools, graduated from St. Cloud State University. After ending his pursuit of playing hockey in the NHL, he moved to Southern California and began his career in the food industry.
While working for the J.R. Simplot Company, Miller earned his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He continues to work in the food industry and is presently leading the consumer division at Sterling Foods, a specialty custom bakery, as the senior vice president and general manager.
Chairman of the Board
Goffman is Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, an oncology management company and advisory firm that provides services to physician groups and hospitals and invests as a minority partner in outpatient cancer centers focused on radiation oncology.
Goffman also founded Goffman and Associated, Certified Public Accountants, New York (1988-1994); founder of U.S. Diagnostic, Inc. (1993-1997); founded OnCURE Medical Corp. Englewood, Colo., one of the largest providers of outpatient radiation oncology care in the United States (1998 until 2007); and co-founded and is an owner and member of the Board of Directors of Affiliated PET Systems, Silver Spring, Md. (current).
Goffman is an inactive Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, and the Orange County Regional Council.
Ron Philip currently serves as President and General Manager, Africa Middle East Region for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Pharmaceuticals Business Unit. In this role he is responsible for the commercialization of the Business Unit’s portfolio of innovative products in the region which spans 68 countries. Prior to this role, Ron served as Vice President of Strategy for a $15B division of Pfizer for three years where he was responsible for the formulation of business unit strategy and led key strategic efforts on behalf of the BU President and BU leadership team. Previously, Ron served as Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Business Excellence at Wyeth Corporation where he was responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s US sales and marketing operations.
Prior to joining Wyeth, Ron spent over six years with Deloitte Consulting in leadership roles within their Strategy and Operations practice. At Deloitte, Ron led several business transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 companies across public sector, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing industries. Previously, Ron spent four years at Merck and Co. in various roles within their manufacturing and marketing divisions. Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University. He resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with his wife and two young children.
Kevin Dorsey joined Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in September 2011 and served as President of Traffic, Navigation and Mobility. His role quickly expanded to include overseeing operations for three of Clear Channel’s subsidiaries. As the President of National Media Groups, Dorsey manages all aspects of Katz Media Group (Katz Radio, Katz Television, Katz360), Premiere Networks affiliate sales and Total Traffic Network. He also managed the integration of the acquired Metro Traffic with Clear Channel’s Total Traffic division.
Prior to joining Clear Channel, Dorsey held the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development & New Media for the CBS Television Station Group, overseeing all national new business, marketing and digital and mobile sales efforts. He has nearly 15 years within the broadcast industry and over a decade of experience in pivotal leadership roles. Dorsey currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, Deborah, and sons, Jack and Max.
TJ Farnsworth formed SightLine Health in 2005, building it into a business that ranked 86th on the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States, posting an impressive three-year growth of 2,868 percent and 2010 revenue of $18.4 million. This impressive growth percentage made SightLine Health the fourth fastest growing health care company on the Inc. 500 list. 2011 was SightLine Health’s second year on the Inc. 500. In 2010, SightLine Health was names the fastest growing private company in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.
SightLine Health uses minimally invasive therapies to treat cancer patients in outpatient settings. TJ founded the company after learning about new and evolving technologies that treat tumors with less collateral damage to patients. This interest in technology, combined with his attention to top-notch customer service, has driven the business’ success, along with TJ’s keen business savvy. The company now operates 7 cancer centers in 4 states, along with one of the largest anatomical pathology labs in Texas, with additional facilities in development across the US.
In 2011, TJ was honored as one of the top 40 under 40 in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.
TJ earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin with double majors in economics and government. He married his new wife, Margaret, in September 2011. He loves to travel and to entertain, and he is a collector of fine wines.
Evonne Sepsis has spent the last 18 years in the healthcare sector. In 2009, Sepsis founded ESC Advisors, a boutique investment bank focusing on life sciences companies. The focus of ESC is on private placements and M&A advisory work. She and her team have advised companies on buyside and sellside assignments and private placements.
Before founding ESC Advisors, she was head of healthcare investment banking at Susquehanna Financial Group and was a Managing Director at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. Sepsis started her investment banking career at Salomon Brothers, and prior to business school, she worked at APM, a healthcare consulting firm. She received her MBA from Yale and her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern.
Williams is the Director of Marketing for Athletes First in Irvine, Calif. His primary responsibility is to establish player marketing strategies and proactively identify, negotiate and secure endorsement opportunities.
His knowledge of the sports industry was gained through close relationships with vendors, coaches and athletes while working in various roles as a student at UCLA and while interning for Adidas.
In his 10 years at Athletes First, Williams has amassed a national network while proving to be an innovative and determined marketing specialist. He also handles player appearances, foundation sponsorships and barter agreements for the firm’s clients. He is actively involved in the recruitment of new football clients.
A native of San Diego, Calif., Williams holds a degree in English from UCLA and lives in Newport Beach, Calif. with his wife, Alivia.
Elaine Wu is Chief Operation Officer of WHGC, an international law and intellectual property law specialized law firm based in Newport Beach, Calif., where she is responsible for risk management, database marketing, online advertising, and lead market development for business expansion.
Wu is also a principle of China Enterprise Appraisal Investing Consulting, Inc., an affiliate of a Beijing, China based M&A firm specialized in financing, restructuring and lead strategic marketing initiatives that bring businesses to market on a global scale. Wu is an active community organizer of many Chinese American activities in Southern California. She brings over a decade of operation, entrepreneurial and investment experience to her role.
Sarah received her BA in Graphic Design with a Minor in Business from San Diego State University. She worked in Advertising and Design until retirement in 1992 to raise her two sons. In 2011, Sarah decided to dedicate time to Philanthropy work. At this time, she is also a Board Trustee for the South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, CA, and a Board Member of the Architecture + Design Museum Counsel in Palm Springs, CA. She also dedicates time working with CHOC Hospital’s annual Children’s Gala, along with the Napa in Newport Event held by CureDuchenne. Sarah resides in Corona Del Mar, CA.