Our Leadership

The Vesalius Trust is managed by a Board of Directors, informally known as the Trustees, along with a professional executive director. The Trustees serve without compensation or remuneration and are elected for three year terms.

Nominations for election to the Board are made by the Trust’s Executive Committee, who consider the objective criteria of professional experience:

  • AMI, GNSI, AAA or other biocommunications organizational involvement
  • academic and professional affiliations
  • the intangible qualities of life experience, leadership ability, dedication, commitment, and zeal

Through the Trustees, the Trust supports both students and professionals in visual communications for the health sciences; the Trustees act independently of any professional association.


Joan Tycko – President
Wil Hamilton – Vice President
Richard Weaver – Treasurer
Wendy Beth Jackelow – Secretary
Allison Buck – Member at Large


Michael Boasso
Christine Branche
Danielle Burgess
Chelsea Canlas
Laura Garrison
Deborah Haines
Scott Holmes
Grace Hsu
Derek Ng
Ashley Ulm


Council members come from not only biomedical and allied fields, but also from related professions and industries. Physicians, librarians, publishers, computer scientists, educators, archivists, public relations specialists, artists, photographers, and writers have been invited to become members of the Advisory Council. Membership on the Council is by invitation of the Board of Trustees. There are no dues, nor is travel required.

Bill Andrews
Amanda Behr
Donald E. Biggerstaff
Jennifer Fairman
Lydia Gregg
Wil Hamilton
Wayne Heim
David Killpack
Nick Klein
Crista Mason
James Netter
Michael Parker, MD
Jim Perkins
Roy Schneider
Gary Schnitz
Mark Schornak
Linda Warren


Karen Adsit
Anne Altemus
Bill Andrews
Brent Bauer
Charlotte Bauer
Joan Beck
Amanda Behr
Mike Belknap
Don Biggerstaff
Scott Bodell
Renee Cannon
John Craig
Ranice Crosby
Marie Dauenheimer
Carrie DeLorenzo
Robert Demarest
Zina Deretsky
Marsha Dohrman
Lionelle Elsesser
Jennifer Fairman
Philip Flagler

Harry Germagain
David Goodsell
Craig Gosling
Susan Hakola
Wil Hamilton
Steve Harrison
Marcia Hartsock
Wayne Heim
Tim Hengst
Margaret Henry
Charlotte Holt
Joel Ito
Marsha Jessup
Alice Katz
Bernie Kida
Stu Kirkland
Taina Litwak
George Lynch
John Martini
David Mascaro
Teri McDermott
Gael McGill

Gael McGill
Frank Netter
Tim Phelps
Jill Rhead
David Rini
Lewis Sadler
Roy Schneider
Gary Schnitz
Mark Schornak
Sue Seif
Michael Sheridan
Brad Smith
William Stenstrom
Pat Thomas
Joan Tycko
Linda Warren
Richard Weaver
William Westwood
Linda Wilson-Pauwels
Ed Zilberts


To better recognize exceptional individual contributions made to the study and effective use of visual communications in medicine and the health sciences, the Board of Trustees has established an additional class of Trustee: Honorary Trustee.

Honorary Trustees have unlimited terms and are not required to attend meetings. They do not vote on official business or affairs of the Trust, but enjoy all of the other rights and privileges of Trustees.

Ellamay Breckenridge
Betty Jane Browning
Elon H. Clark
Ranice W. Crosby
Melford D. Diedrick
Charles E. Henry
Margaret H. Henry
Eila Hopper-Ross
Lucille C. Innes
Paul D. Malone
Francine M. Netter Roberson
Rose M. Reynolds
Leon Schlossberg
Eleanor A. Sweezey
Mary Wick-Thompson


To further heighten the prestige and value of the scholarship program, the Board of the Vesalius Trust voted to make the recipient of the annual Inez Demonet Scholarship a non-voting (ex officio), one-year member of the Board of Trustees.