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2014 Burke Award Winners

Marc  Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President, The Rockefeller University

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D. is President of The Rockefeller University, where he is also Carson Family Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair. Prior to joining Rockefeller, he served as Executive Vice President for Research and Chief Scientific Officer at Genentech. Originally from Trenton, Ontario, Canada, he holds degrees from McGill and Oxford Universities and a Ph.D. from University College London (UCL). A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Tessier-Lavigne is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine. He is also a member of the corporate boards of Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Agios Pharmaceuticals and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

 J.J. Buchanan, Wellness Coach & Patient Advocate and  Stephen Buchanan, Retired Financial Executive & Former Professional Athlete

Jennifer (J.J.) Buchanan grew up in the California Bay Area, where competitive swimming was a big part of her life. After receiving her Fine Arts degree in Art History from Arizona State University, she studied in Italy and pursued a career in global logistics specializing in the Italian trade lanes. She is passionate about travel and physical fitness, and is currently a certified fitness coach and travel concierge. In her commitment to her husband’s full recovery, J.J. is an example of grace and strength to all caregivers in the face of adversity.

Stephen Buchanan, who grew up in Valhalla, attended Archbishop Stepinac High School and College of the Holy Cross. He graduated from Holy Cross with a B.A. in Political Science and, in 2012, was elected to the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame for his achievements as a running back. After college, he was drafted by and played briefly for the Denver Broncos. He then attended Columbia University for his M.B.A., and his career on Wall Street spanned many disciplines, from research to sales. He currently resides in Stamford with his wife, J.J.

Laurane Magliari, Entrepreneur, Financial Executive & Retired Corporate Executive

Laurane Magliari strategically led both human resources and marketing organizations at multinational companies that included JPMorgan Chase, Gartner, and A & P. After retiring in 2004, Magliari founded ethiKids, inc., a company dedicated to building character in children. Magliari holds a B.A. from Pace University and continued her education at Stanford University, Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

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