Meet Our Board

Coriell’s Board of Trustees is an outstanding group of professionals from the fields of medicine, finance, law, business, and public service, who provide governance and leadership for the Institute. Their diverse backgrounds and experience bring new thinking as Coriell presses forward with initiatives in personalized medicine, stem cell technology, and biobanking and research services.

The Coriell Board of Trustees acts as an advisor and counselor to senior management and ultimately monitors its performance. They help to identify emerging issues and ensure that the Institute’s programs are both effective and accountable.

Board members use their social and business networks to identify and cultivate supporters of the Institute to raise funds to propel our programs and create events and opportunities that attract donors to our mission. Board members also volunteer their expertise and services to help the organization meet its goals and enhance its reach in the community.

Coriell board members are true ambassadors for Coriell Institute, committed to advocating for the Institute to the public and governmental agencies.

Robert P. Kiep III

Coriell Board of Trustees – Chairman

“It’s a privilege to be an ambassador of the Coriell Institute, a pioneer in medical research working toward improving tomorrow’s health.”

Arnaud Bastien, MD

Coriell Board of Trustees

"At the intersection of innovation and improved health, biomedical researchers at pharmaceutical companies and independent research centers like Coriell work to translate their ideas into therapies."

Peter Driscoll

Coriell Board of Trustees

“Coriell has been an anchor institution in the City of Camden for nearly sixty years; incredibly, our international presence is just as significant. I am proud to see our organization playing an essential role in medical research around the world.”

David J. Friedman

Coriell Board of Trustees

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of Coriell. We’re literally on the cusp of scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to truly alter how medicine is practiced in the future.”

Frank Giordano

Coriell Board of Trustees

"For 25 years I have supported Coriell's mission to improve human health through research. Coriell continues that pursuit at an exciting time in science and my role on the board allows me to share this excitement with others." 

Charles N. Lord

Coriell Board of Trustees

“Coriell has taken a leadership role in shaping the use of personalized medicine. Sitting on Coriell’s board offers a front row seat to watch simply incredible advancements in medicine reveal themselves.”

Marc S. Maser, Esq.

Coriell Board of Trustees

“I want to contribute my time and energy to an enterprise that is making a difference in the world of health and medicine. Coriell is that and much more, leading research in personalized medicine and cutting-edge stem cell technologies.”

George E. Norcross, III

Coriell Board of Trustees

“For nearly 65 years, Coriell has been pushing global science forward from right here in Camden. I’m eager to join this renowned team and look forward to continuing the institute’s tradition of support for the community through scientific education initiatives.”

John Piccone 

Coriell Board of Trustees

"Coriell has historically played a key role in biomedical research. I am honored to work with Coriell's leadership to continue to advance the frontiers of biomedical science."

Roland Schwarting, MD

Coriell Board of Trustees

"Both Coriell Institute and the Cooper University Health System have established South Jersey as the state's epicenter for progressive and meaningful medical exploration. Each success further reinforces this region's stake as a hotbed of innovation and industry." 

Edward D. Viner, MD

Coriell Board of Trustees

“Coriell Institute supports research that crosses disciplines and borders. I joined the Coriell board to help sustain the important role it plays supporting worldwide medical research.”