Marlene Malek, R.N., President of Friends of Cancer Research. As President, Ms. Malek works to mobilize support for increased cancer research funding. In 1993, Ms. Malek received a Presidential Appointment to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also serves on the Community Board at the Kennedy Center. In addition, Ms. Malek is an active member of the Collectors Committee at the National Gallery of Art and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Ms. Malek is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Marymount University. Ms. Malek has worked as a home care volunteer for Hospice, where she has provided physical and emotional support to terminally ill cancer patients and their families. Marlene Malek, married to Frederic V. Malek, Chairman of an investment‐banking firm, resides in McLean, Virginia and have two grown children.