Board of Trustees

A spirit of collaboration and teamwork typifies the Foundation’s dedicated Board of Trustees which is composed of public members, including those from academic science and medicine, and private industry members. Board members do not participate in the grant selection process in any way and our bylaws stipulate that industry members hold a minority number of seats.


Bruce M. Ambler, M.B.A.

President and Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Constellation Holdings, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland


Vice Chairman

Raymond F. Anton, M.D.

Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair
Distinguished University Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina


Public & Industry Members

Public Members


David A. Brenner, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Thomas A. Collier, M.D., M.B.A., C.F.A.
Investment Manager
Retired Physician and Health Care Consultant

Chestertown, Maryland

Ivan Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
Professor (Emeritus) of Neurology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Founding Director, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center
University of California
San Francisco, California

R. Stuart Dickson
Chairman and President
The Dickson Foundation
Charlotte, North Carolina


Arthur L. Klatsky, M.D.
Adjunct Investigator, Division of Research
Senior Consultant in Cardiology (retired)

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Oakland, California


Louis G. Lange, M.D., Ph.D.
General Partner

Asset Management Company

Senior Advisor
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Palo Alto, California


Steven W. Leslie, Ph.D.
Bauerle Centennial Professor, College of Pharmacy
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas


James G. Martin, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor
McGuireWoods Consulting
Charlotte, North Carolina

Mack C. Mitchell, Jr., M.D.
ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas


Helene R. White, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology
Center of Alcohol Studies and Sociology Department

Rutgers State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey

Industry Members


Luke Harford
Beer Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

Stephen Hindy

Chairman and President

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY


Craig A. Purser, C.A.E.

National Beer Wholesalers Association
Washington, DC


John Sleeman
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sleeman Breweries Limited
Guelph, Ontario