James M. Dubin | Retired Executive Chairman, Conair Corporation
Mr. Dubin is the managing partner of Madison Place Partners, LLC, a financial and organizational consulting firm. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Emmis Communications Corporation, Omega Flex, Inc., Lighthouse Guild and Atlantic Avenue Acquisition Corp. He recently retired as Executive Chairman of Conair Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of hair fashion and kitchen appliances. Prior thereto, he was a senior partner of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, an international law firm head-quartered in New York City. He lives in Harrison, New York and Snowmass, Colorado with his wife Susan.
Simon Kirke | Musician, Bad Company
Ever since he cut a pair of sticks from a hedge, Simon Kirke has been an avid drummer. Simon has played with a number of renowned bands including Free and Bad Company, the latter of which sold over 50 million records and is a staple of classic rock to this day. Both of Simons’ bands have been a huge inﬂuence on many musicians throughout the years. Simon has also released three solo albums: ‘Seven Rays of Hope’, ‘Filling the Void’ and ‘All Because of You’. He has been sober for quite a while now and has been on the board of Road Recovery for over 12 years. Simon has three daughters, Domino, Lola and Jemima and lives in New York with his wife and soulmate, Maria.
Eric J. Maidenberg | Managing Director, Parley for the Oceans
Mr. Maidenberg is a senior partner of Parley’s Mothership impact investment company. He joined Parley to lead the development of a strategic investment platform designed to scale solutions based on Parley’s highly acclaimed successes. Parley operates across several key levels of supply chains and is often evaluating companies and technologies through its global collaboration network. Mr. Maidenberg devotes time with his wife and four children on philanthropic missions to Africa. His fiduciary activities include serving on the board of Lighthouse Guild and Thru My Eyes Foundation.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels | Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Run DMC
Darryl McDaniels or “DMC” first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking multi-platinum Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame rap group Run-DMC that has sold over 30 million singles and albums worldwide. RUN-D.M.C with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late, great Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in Rock ‘n’ Roll. DMC serves on the boards of Road Recovery and the Felix Organization.
Joseph C. Papa | Chairman and CEO, Bausch Health Companies Inc.
Mr. Papa has been serving on the Board since May 2016 as Chairman and Chief Executive. He has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and specialty pharmaceutical industries, including 20 years of branded prescription drug experience. Mr. Papa’s past positions have included CEO of Perrigo Company, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services Business, President and COO of Watson Pharmaceuticals, President of Global Country Operations for Pharmacia’s North American Business, and President of Searle’s U.S. Operations. During his pharmaceutical industry career, he led teams that successfully launched several blockbuster pharmaceutical products including Lotrel, Diovan and Celebrex. He is a past member of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors and past member of the Smith & Nephew Board of Directors.
Dr. Christopher E. Starr | Ophthalmologist, Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Starr is an associate professor, director of ophthalmic education and director of the refractive surgery service, and former director of the residency and cornea fellowship programs at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Honored as a “Best Doctor” by multiple organizations, he serves on the editorial boards of several ophthalmic journals, is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is a medical correspondent to CBS This Morning.