Rocky Wagonhurst serves as Co-Founder, Vice President and Chairman of the Board of the Claire Marie Foundation. More importantly, he is Claire’s Dad and strives to share her story. With Claire’s passing, Rocky’s launched a personal awareness campaign and solo bicycle journey of 620 miles to symbolically “take Claire to college” in September of 2015. A marathon runner, Rocky leads and promote’s CMF’s involvement as a Charity Team in the Baltimore Running Festival. A media executive of nearly 35 years in Los Angeles, Denver, Sacramento and Baltimore, Rocky is the Director of Sales for WJZ TV, a CBS O&O.
Hillary Wagonhurst is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Claire Marie Foundation and most importantly, Claire’s sister. An events professional with Entercom Media in Los Angeles, Hillary uses her expertise to set the tone for CMF’s events and social media marketing campaigns to connect with the young people most at risk for melanoma. Hillary is a former D-1 athlete and a graduate of Arizona State University
Christina Ottone is a Supervisor in the Accounting Group at Ellin & Tucker. She not only sits on the Board of Directors of CMF, but also serves as the Treasurer – Secretary. With 17 years of corporate experience, her major responsibilities include performing 401k audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements for manufacturing, service, wholesale, and not-for-profit industries. Christina also prepares tax returns for a variety of business entities including corporations and partnerships, and has experience in forensic accounting.
Dr. William H. Sharfman, M.D.
Dr. William H. Sharfman serves as the Director of Cutaneous Oncology and Clinical Co- Director for Oncology at Johns Hopkins Melanoma Program. Dr. Sharfman is an associate professor of oncology and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include cutaneous oncology, dermatology, gastrointestinal cancers and immunotherapy. Dr. Sharfman’s research interests include novel therapies for high risk and advanced melanoma and lung cancer patients. Dr. Sharfman helped create the well- established Melanoma Program at Johns Hopkins in 1994.
Dr. Eva Simmon-O’Brien, M.D., FAAD
Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her in medicine and dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as full time faculty for both departments. Dr. Simmons-O’Brien is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Morganna Freeman, D.O.
Dr. Morganna Freeman is a skin cancer specialist at City of Hope, an internationally recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed Internal Medicine training & Chief Residency at the University of Florida and Hematology/Oncology fellowship at H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, she is dual board-certified in Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine, and completed a formal health policy fellowship followed by a 3-year tenure with the ASCO Government Relations Committee. In addition to her scientific interests, she is a devoted public health advocate with a special focus on preventing skin cancer in teens & young adults, and an honored recipient of the 2018 Melanoma Research Foundation Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Meg R. Gerstenblith, M.D.
Dr. Meg R. Gerstenblith is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University and a Clinical Associate in the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerstenblith completed her medical degree and Dermatology residency from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her expertise was enhanced with a Fellowship in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gerstenblith is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and her clinical and research interests include melanoma and pigmented lesions and the genetic epidemiology of skin cancer.
Dr. Diane Orlinsky, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Diane Orlinsky is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Cum Laude, and her medical degree with honors from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in both internal medicine and dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Orlinsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She has served as the Alpha Omega Alpha Councilor for The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Vice-Chair for the Maryland chapter of the Dermatology Foundation. Currently, she is Vice-President of the Board of the The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Alumni Association.
April V. Moran, LCSW-C, MSW, ACT
April Moran has been in private practice for 20 years in Lutherville, Maryland as a psychotherapist. She works with adolescent and young adults in navigating depression and major life changes such as a chronic illness diagnosis. April received her Masters of Social Work at The Catholic University of America with advanced training and certification at The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dennis Kurgansky, M.D.
Dr. Dennis Kurgansky has been practicing dermatology for nearly 30 years in both private practice and through the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System. Dr. Kurgansky received his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and a Dermatology Fellowship at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. He serves on the Finance and Budget Committee of the Medical Alumni Association, University of Maryland Medical School and has contributed countless hours as a philanthropist and advisor to numerous academic and religious organizations in Maryland.