Board of Directors
Patricia George, MD, Board President
Dr. Patricia George is a PH pulmonologist, Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at National Jewish Health, and President/Co-founder of Team PHenomenal Hope.
Harrison Farber, MD, Vice President
Dr. Farber is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the Boston University/Boston Medical Center.
Carl Hicks, Treasurer
Carl Hicks has served the pulmonary hypertension community in a wide variety of roles since his daughter was diagnosed with what was then called “primary pulmonary hypertension” in 1994. Initially serving as a caregiver for Meaghan, he began to serve the greater community as a patient advocate and was invited to join the PHA Board of Trustees. There he served on every committee, became more deeply involved in advocacy and fundraising at the national level. Representing PHA he has spoken extensively worldwide increasing awareness. While serving as the PHA chairman of the board his daughter Meaghan lost her battle and became a PH Angel. Undaunted, Carl continued to serve raising funds and awareness for the fight as he stepped off the board to join PHA as the executive vice-president. Following four years at PHA he was asked to join industry where he serves as vice-president for patient advocacy and community support. Recently he was honored as the first and only honorary lifetime member of the PHA board of directors. In addition to his board servce for Team Phenomenal Hope he has just been asked to become a PHA Support Group Co-leader near his home in Gig Harbor Washington. Carl has dedicated his life to the fight against pulmonary hypertension.
Merle Jones, Secretary
Ms. Reeseman is Vice-President of Patient Relations. Aside from being on the Board of Directors for Team PHenomenal Hope, Merle is a PHighter, and a Super Hero (long-term survivor) of this Dastardly Disease known as Pulmonary Hypertension.
Raymond Benza, MD
Dr. Benza is the Program Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, MCS and Pulmonary Hypertension at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
William (Bill) Fairey
Bill is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at ChemoCentryx. From 2001 to 2017, Mr. Fairey served in numerous pharmaceutical sales and marketing positions at Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., most recently as President, where he led Actelion’s sales, marketing, medical and regulatory activities in the United States. Mr. Fairey started his pharmaceutical career with Parke-Davis US, where he held various positions on
the commercial side of the business. Mr. Fairey received his BS in Biology from the University of Oregon and his M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College, California.
Updated: February, 2018