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Who We Are

We are researchers and investigators at sarcoma centers working together with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to achieve breakthroughs in sarcoma – to help improve patient outcomes, and ultimately find a cure.

The SARC organization is set up as a directorship, and the organization’s overall strategy and policy is guided by members of the board. Our scientific platform is established by leaders who are recognized experts in sarcoma research. Within this organizational structure we are positioned to bring together the range of expertise needed to move the science of sarcoma forward to develop new and better treatments for patients with sarcoma.

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President & CEO

The role of the SARC President & CEO is to ensure that our mission and vision are put into operation every day. The President & CEO works with the Board of Directors to establish a strategic direction and is accountable for seeing it through. Additionally, the President & CEO plays an active role in bringing together the scientific leadership, research platform, collaborative infrastructure, staff, and support essential to SARC’s work.

Steven W. Young

President & CEO

Board of Directors

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, SARC’s policies and strategies are established and refined on a regular basis. Our board consists of individuals from a range of backgrounds and areas of expertise to ensure that different viewpoints are represented as strategies are crafted to support SARC’s mission. The board meets quarterly, and as needed, to conduct the important business of SARC.

Ernest "Chappie" Conrad III

Chair of the Board

Jonathan Fletcher

Board Member

Eva Gallagher

Board Member

Suso Platero

Board Member

Denise Reinke

Board Member

Timothy Timmerman

Board Member

Andrew J. Wagner

Board Member

Brigitte Widemann

NCI Liaison to the Board

Steven W. Young

President & CEO

Scientific Leadership

SARC’s scientific platform is established and implemented by leadership comprised of experts in the areas of laboratory or clinical research from SARC Centers or SARC Core Centers around the country. 

Karla Ballman, PhD


Rashmi Chugh, MD

Robert Maki, MD, PhD

Scott Okuno, MD

Medical Officer

Shreyaskumar Patel, MD

Andrew J. Wagner, MD, PhD

SARC Operations Office

The team of individuals at SARC’s operations office provides the range of expertise needed to support the organization’s scientific leadership and sustain the infrastructure necessary to facilitate the conduct of research.

Amy Albert, BA

Executive Assistant

Erin Peregrine Antalis, PhD, MPH

Research Manager

Carrie Bergmans, MMSc, PA-C

Research Project Manager

Kimberly Dooley, MPH, CPH, CCRP

Research Project Manager

Claudia Hill, BA

Operations and Grants Manager

Erin Kozlowski, BS, MSA

Research Project Manager

Denise Reinke, MS, NP, MBA

Past President & Investigator

Lori Smith

Staff Accountant