Council of Governors

Martin Pompadur

Martin Pompadur

Chair of Council of Governors

Marty Pompadur graduated from Williams College in 1955 with a BA Degree and from Michigan Law School in 1958 with a LLB Degree. He began his career that year as a practicing attorney in Stamford, Connecticut but quickly entered the media field when in 1960 he joined American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. He remained at ABC for 17 years culminating in his becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Pompadur left ABC in 1977 and became President of Ziff Corporation until 1982.

From 1982 until 2007, Mr Pompadur was chairman and CEO of RP Companies’, various private and public limited partnerships which operated tv and radio stations and cable television systems.

From 1998 until 2008 he was Chairman of News Corporation Europe.

In November 2008 Mr Pompadur left News Corp and became an advisor to Oliver Wyman and also became Global Vice Chairman Media and Entertainment Macquarie Bank.

Mr. Pompadur is now involved in many companies as an investor, advisor and board member.

Previously he was a board member of many private and public companies including Imax Corporation, ABC, Inc, BSKYB, Sky Italia, Premier World, Fox Kids Europe, Metromedia international, and Elong.

Mr Pompadur’s involvement with cerebral palsy spans several decades, beginning with his Board Directorship for United Cerebral Palsy and his long-standing friendship with the late Leonard H. Goldenson, Founder-Chairman of ABC and Founder of United Cerebral Palsy.

William B. Richards CO-CHAIR OF COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS

William B. Richards

Chairman Emeritus

Bill Richards is Managing Partner of WBR Advisors LLC following a long career on Wall Street where Mr. Richards began his involvement in Hedge Funds in Mr. Richards sits on several boards, including the Jamestown Foundation in Washington D.C, the Episcopal Academy Trustees and the All Hallows School Foundation.

Mr. Richards has a B.A. in History and Economics from Denison University in Granville Ohio. He was also a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant in Vietnam and was awarded The Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Device for Valor in Vietnam.

He has had a long and deep involvement in the world of cerebral palsy both as a parent of a child with disabilities as well as his previous board and other roles with disability organizations

Cameron Brown - Council of Governors

Cameron Brown

Cameron Brown is an Executive Director of Amber Capital, a New York-based hedge fund investing in mergers, acquisition spin-offs, and takeovers. The firm was founded in 2005 and invests in Europe and the US.

Mr. Brown is a parent to a child with cerebral palsy. He is extremely passionate about the potential of stem cell research for cerebral palsy and has personally raised funds for trials in this field. Cameron is excited about the prospect of technology innovations and believes the future for CP looks bright.

Juliette Cottrill

Juliette Cottrill is a Managing Director of Investor Relations and Business Development at Hudson Bay. Prior to joining Hudson Bay in 2009, she worked with the founder of FrontPoint Partners in building a new investment management firm, Duff Capital Advisors, where she Co-Headed the Client Advisory Group. Juliette graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a Master’s degree in Political Science.

As the mother of a child born with cerebral palsy, Juliette understands and appreciates the importance of research and the incredible difference it will make across the globe.

Lizette Dunay

Lizette Dunay is past Co-Founder and past Co-Executive Director of Cure CP a national non-profit that funds medical research for CP. Previous to Cure CP, Lizette worked in the medical and biologics field in sales and business development for 15 years with a strong emphasis and focus on regenerative medicine.

Most recently she was awarded the prestigious “2015 World Stem Cell Action Inspiration Award” by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) for her work as an impactful advocacy organization and inspiring advocate for CP Patients. Lizette also serves as a member of the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) community council member, a member of The CP Collaborative and a speaker and community advocate for CP.

Previously she also volunteered her time with The Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, as a Parent Educator, served on a speakers panel at the World Stem Cell Summit in 2014 and again in 2018, and has been a guest speaker for several advocacy events.

Lizette also served on the University of Florida Alumni Board of Directors from 2017-2018. Lizette is a graduate of University of Florida (1992) where she received her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish.

She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two children, Alex and Emma.

Chris Hagstrom

Chris Hagstrom

Chris Hagstrom is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kayenta Ltd., a technology firm based in New York City.   Kayenta is a newly founded company that offers treasury technology to alternative managers, a client group that Chris has focused on for more than 25 years.

He spent the previous 15 years at UBS, where he most recently was the Americas Head of Global Financing Services. In his role, Chris was responsible for the prime brokerage business, equity finance business, and growing the futures business. Chris was also a member of UBS’s Americas Equities Management Committee, and he chaired the Americas Equities People Forum.

Before joining UBS, Chris worked in Equity Finance at Societe Generale for 10 years in both London and New York. During his tenure, he set up the New York financing desk and then ran the global equity finance sales team from London/Paris.

Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and was a walk-on for its basketball team. He is an advisor to the board for iMentor, which helps empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school and succeed in college. He is also on the Board of Governors for Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. Chris lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Elliot Levine

Mr. Levine is an accountant with over 35 years of experience in the industry and is co-founder of New York-based firm, Levine & Seltzer. Elliot has particular expertise in the media and publishing industries and in the real estate arena, having written articles for various publications and having spoken at a number of seminars.

In addition to the firm’s client base, he is frequently hired as a consultant by members of the publishing, media, real estate, private equity and investment banking communities to render assistance in structuring accounting and tax related aspects of acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Levine is excited by the promise of cerebral palsy research and believes the cause deserves the support many other conditions have elicited to achieve the breakthroughs needed.