Who We Are

Our Board of Directors

Children’s Health Fund has been fortunate to have been guided by visionary leaders since 1987. They are joined by dedicated and caring individuals who volunteer their time and energy to support our work. Our Board comprises experts and leaders from different industries and backgrounds, all united by CHF’s mission. The continued operation and growth of our organization depends on their strategic decision-making, guidance, and financial support. Their knowledge and insight, combined with their vision for the future are essential to CHF’s success.

Board Officers and Founders

CHF Board Chair

Donald H. Layton


CHF Board member

Karen B. Redlener, M.S.

Co-founder and Secretary

CHF Board member

Irwin Redlener, MD

Co-founder and President Emeritus

Paul Simon


Board Members

CHF Board member

Sean F. Cassidy

President, DKC

CHF Board member

W. Robert Friedman, Jr.

Former Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, Dresner Partners

Craig Gold

Partner, Siegel & Reiner LLP

Jesse Hunter

Operating Partner/Consultant, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Emad H. Khalil

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

CHF Board member

Jane Pauley

CHF Advisory Board
Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning

CHF Board member

Hervé Sedky

Chair Emeritus
President and CEO, Emerald X

CHF Board member

Dr. Gisele C. Shorter

President and CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

CHF Board member

Garry Trudeau

Writer, Producer, Creator of Doonesbury

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