Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Peter Brock, Immediate Past President of the Palm Beach Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, announced the election of the 2010-2011 Officers and Board of Trustees of the Chapter recently at the organization’s annual volunteer reception. Robert Burke, MD, assumed the presidency of the local chapter July 1, 2010.
Dr. Burke has been involved with the local board for the past 3 years. He has served annually on the Chapter’s golf tournament and served as its Co- Chairman for the past two years.
Patrick Quinlan, Esq. an attorney with Searcey, Denny, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley and Michael Becker of BNY Mellon Wealth Management will serve as Vice-Presidents, Dr. Melissa Singer, of Palm Beach Pediatric Hematology Oncology was elected secretary and Andrew Wieseneck, Esq. of Gunster Yoakley, Treasurer
New Board members elected include: Barbara Abernathy, Ph.D., Jonathan Duerr, Jason Guari, Esq., Robert Patterson and Charles Sisca. Returning Trustees are: Richard S. Bernstein, John Bulfin, Esq., Madelyn Christopher, Rosanne Duane, Esq., David Eiler, Samantha Schosberg Feuer, Esq., Ron Gache, Esq., Mary Ann Grant, Heather Greenhill, Esq., Christopher Havlicek, Michele Jacobs, Zakir N. Odhwani, Patti Patrick, John Picano, Ari Rifkin, Abraham Schwartzberg, MD., Bradford Smithy, Jerome J. Spunberg, MD and Shari Winkelman.
The Chapter honored outgoing President Peter Brock, who has served as its President for the past two year. Mr. Brock turned the leadership over to Dr. Burke saying, “Dr. Burke has been a has been a dedicated supporter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are thrilled to have him take on this role for Chapter. His passion to find a cure for blood cancers is personal and we anticipate great strides being made under his leadership.”
For more information about the Palm Beach Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach Area Chapter call 561-775-9954 or visit our website at www.lls.org/pb.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 63 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $660 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, the Society made over 5 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
For more information about blood cancer, visit www.LLS.org or call the Society's Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.