Board of Directors
Guided by experts
Meet the people who continue to generously give their time to advance our mission to destroy pancreatic cancer.
Howard Young, Chairman
In addition to being a dear friend of John Couvillon, Destroy Pancreatic Cancer’s founder, Howard is a long-time advocate and financial supporter for pancreatic cancer research. He has battled the disease three times himself and now is a 15-year survivor. Howard serves as president of General Wholesale Beer Company in Atlanta, GA, and draws on his astute strategic growth skills to help Destroy Pancreatic Cancer advance its mission to fund research and clinical trials so that all patients have “Hope and a Plan.”
Michael P. Broxterman, Vice Chairman
Mike was more than John Couvillon’s business partner; they were dear friends and fully supported one another. Their successful partnership spanned more than 20 years, during which they have grew Pinnacle Health Group to become a leading national physician search firm. Mike now leads the company as President and CEO and brings a practical and strategic approach to organizational growth and sustainability.
Douglas B. Evans, MD, Scientific Medical Advisor
Douglas B. Evans, MD, is arguably one of the foremost authorities in pancreatic cancer research and care. A doctor’s doctor, he is the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Evans’ research interests focus on translational laboratory research in the biology of pancreatic cancer and in clinical trial development for patients with localized disease.
He has authored or co-authored 262 journal articles and has edited seven books. He has delivered more than 70 invited lectureships nationally and internationally.