Council of Governors

Meet our Council of Governors who assist Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation with our fundraising initiatives.

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

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

Chris Hagstrom

Chris Hagstrom

Chris Hagstrom is Managing Director and Americas head of Global Financing Services. In his role, Chris is responsible for the Prime Brokerage business, Equity Finance business and growing our GCE business. Chris is also a member of UBS’s Americas Equities Management Committee, and co-chairs the Americas Equities People Forum.

Chris has more than 22 years of experience within equities and has been working with hedge funds for most of his career. Since joining UBS in May 2004, Chris has overseen the equity swaps and securities lending businesses, the prime brokerage sales team and most recently ran prime brokerage in the Americas, before becoming co-head of equities distribution in 2015.

Before joining UBS, Chris worked in Equity Finance at Societe Generale for ten years in both London and New York. In 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 of Finance degree from St. Bonaventure in New York. He is also a member of the NY advisory board for iMentor, which helps empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school and succeed in college. Chris lives in New York with his wife and three children.

Patricia Meier

Pat Meier is currently Managing Director of WSBAdvisors, the advisory business of Washington Speakers Bureau. In her former position, Pat served six years as the CEO for the US business of WOBI.

Prior to her work at WOBI, Pat held several senior positions in the Financial Services industry, including CFO at AdvisorTech in San Francisco, a company designed to bring financial advisor technology to the international community. Pat also spent over 20 years at Chemical Bank, responsible for the International Private Client business. Pat has been a loyal supporter of advancing treatments and therapy for cerebral palsy for many years.

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.

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.

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.

Lizette Dunay

Lizette is co-founder of Cure CP, an Atlanta-based organization dedicated to raising money for the treatment, prevention and a cure for cerebral palsy. She is a graduate of University of Florida where she got her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish. For the past twelve years Lizette has worked in the medical and biologics field in a sales and business development capacity, focusing more recently on regenerative medicine.

Her belief in the science of regenerative medicine coupled with a desire to make life easier for her son and others with cerebral palsy is what drove her to start Cure CP.