Knight Cancer Council

The Knight Cancer Institute Council is a vital partner in our mission to defeat cancer. Council members help build relationships with business, civic, and philanthropic leaders; secure philanthropic support; and champion the institute’s work.

Council Members

  • Wayne Drinkward, Council Chair
    CEO and President, Hoffman Corporation
  • Jeff Baker
    President and CEO, Platt Electric Supply
  • William Berg
    President, Sigma Investment Management Company
  • Alex Druker
  • Jay Fewel
  • Nancy Fischer
    Owner, Storables
  • Ruth J. Fisher
    President, Jim Fisher Volvo
  • Bill Foster
    Director, Northwest Film Center
  • Jim Franzen
    Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Jacki Gallo
    Owner, The Gallo Group
  • Mark Goodman
    Co-President, Downtown Development
  • Steve Janik, J.D.
    Ball Janik, LLP
  • Peter O. Kohler, M.D.
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Vice Chancellor, Northwest Arkansas Region OHSU President, Retired
  • Julie Leuvrey
    Co-President, Oregon Pacific Investment and Development Company
  • Charles Lilley
    Founder and CEO, Lightwell Concepts Inc.
  • Ty Pettit
    VP-Business Development, Portland Commercial Banking - Union Bank
  • Dilip Ratnam
    Managing Director, Vista Ridge Capital
  • Jeff Richardson
    Technology Executive
  • Richard Rubinstein
    Thompson/Rubinstein Investment
  • James H. Rudd
    CEO and Partner, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
  • Rob Shick,
    Council Chair Branch Manager, Robert W. Baird and Co.
  • Nicholas Stanley
    President, Stanley Investments and Management
  • Vanessa Sturgeon
    President and CEO, TMT Development Company
  • Gary Takahashi, M.D.
    Physician, OHSU Pacific Oncology
  • Keith L. Thomson
  • Marcia Walsh
  • Malia Wasson
    President, Oregon/SW Washington, U.S. Bank
  • Dwight E. Weber
    Retired Director of Communications, Precision Castparts Corp.