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.

Photo of Robert P. Kiep, IIIRobert 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."

Photo of John ApathyJohn Apathy, MBA

Coriell Board of Trustees

"There is no better time to apply digital technology to enhance our understanding of human biology and the foundations of human disease, and Coriell plays a critically important role in that pursuit."

Photo of Arnaud BastienArnaud 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."

Photo of Lou BezichLou Bezich, MPP 

Coriell Board of Trustees

“Coriell is a global leader in biobanking and research and a longstanding leader of the biomedical industry in Camden. I’m excited by the opportunity to help chart its course into the future.”

Photo of Peter E. Driscoll, Esq.Peter E. Driscoll, Esq. 

Coriell Board of Trustees

“Coriell has been an anchor institution in the City of Camden for 70 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.”

Photo of Christopher R GibsonChristopher R. Gibson, Esq.

Coriell Board of Trustees

"Coriell is the rare organization with an innovative drive to better human health and a one-of-a-kind legacy. It’s an honor to serve on its Board of Trustees."

Photo of Frank GiordanoFrank Giordano

Coriell Board of Trustees

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

Photo of Generosa Grana, MD, FACPGenerosa Grana, MD, FACP

Coriell Board of Trustees

“My work with Coriell began 25 years ago while collaborating on research focused on the hereditary aspects of breast cancer. Coriell’s commitment to scientific discovery is unparalleled. I am honored to continue to work with such a team of incredible scientists.”

Photo of Matthew HewittMatthew Hewitt, PhD

Coriell Board of Trustees

"I'm honored to join Coriell's Board of Trustees. Coriell has an important legacy in personalized medicine and I'm excited to help chart its course into the future."

Photo of Marc S. MaserMarc 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.”

John PicconePhoto of 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."

Annette C. Reboli, MDPhoto of Annette C. Reboli

Coriell Board of Trustees

"Coriell is among the most important – and most historic – biomedical organizations in the state. I’m excited by the opportunity to guide its talented staff into the future."


Miruna Sasu, PhDPhoto of Miranda Sasu

Coriell Board of Trustees

"I'm honored to contribute my decades of leadership experience as Coriell moves into a new chapter with an increased focus on cancer research." 

Roland Schwarting, MDPhoto of Roland Schwarting

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."

Kenneth A. Somberg, MD, MBA

Coriell Board of Trustees

“The Coriell Institute is a very special organization bringing its unique scientific resources and expertise to collaborations with leading researchers around the globe as well as to its own research initiatives. The Institute is also a vital part of the New Jersey research ecosystem.”

Antonio Tillis, PhD

Coriell Board of Trustees

“This is an exciting moment for the City of Camden, which is emerging as a global center for bioscience research thanks to the work of Coriell, Rutgers–Camden, Cooper, and other key organizations. It is an honor to be a partner in this path-defining work.”

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.”