Board of Directors
Linda Ostoski, President
Linda Ostoski was a dear friend and colleague of Judy Nicholson and has been affiliated with the Foundation since its inception. Linda currently serves as President of the Board and is proud to bring awareness to kidney cancer in Judy's honor. For the past 12 years, Linda has worked at Watson Realty Corp and is a top producer as a luxury real estate agent in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. In addition to Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation, she has been involved with multiple charities including the Hunger Fight and Watson Cares. Linda looks forward to continuing to give back and growing the Foundation under her leadership.
Nick Nicholson, Founder
Nick Nicholson is the founder of Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. He is also the founder of Nicholson Properties, Inc. (dissolved) and Coldwell Banker Commercial, Jacksonville, FL. He is a Principal at Century 21 First Coast Realty, Jacksonville, FL. He was President of the Beaches Chamber of Commerce in 1993. He is a retired, Special Agent in Charge, Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), Mayport (1986). Nick is an Eagle Scout and a Grandfather to 10 wonderful children.
GEORGE MAYFORTH, VICE President
George Mayforth currently sits on the Board of Directors for Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation as Vice President. He assists the Foundation by supporting the various subcommittees as needed. This is George's first position as a volunteer in an organization. George is a licensed Civil Engineer currently providing Forensic Engineering services throughout the nation.
Lauren Davis, SECRETARY
Lauren Davis is the current Secretary for Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. She currently works as an Associate Professor of Health Care, Psychology, Counseling, and Gerontology. She is a past Clinical Therapist for foster care children. She has worked extensively in Hospice and Palliative care as a Psychosocial Specialist. She has also worked as a Parent Advisor serving children who are hearing and/or visually impaired and often medically complex. She is a certified Infant Toddler Development Specialist. She has served on the Family Advisory Boards for the March of Dimes, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, and Nemours Specialty Clinic.
Hunt Ozmer, Chair of Symposium Sub Committee
Hunt Ozmer is the current Chair of the Symposium Sub Committee for the Judy Nicholson Kidney
Cancer Foundation. Hunt currently works as the Southeastern Regional Territory Account Manager of Industrial Packaging for PARC Packaging of Jacksonville, FL. Hunt has previously served as Board Chairman for the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation. As Board Chair, Hunt also served on the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Research Sub Committee coordinating research grant proposals with the guidance and recommendations of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. As board chair Hunt also worked closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director to facilitate all subcommittee work including fund raising, research, grant writing, patient and family support as well as the annual family conference.
Dr. winston tan, Chairman Emeritus md, facP
Dr. Winston Tan, MD, FACP is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Hematology /Oncology for Education, Associate Chair of Faculty Development Department of Medicine, and an Associate Chair for Education Mayo Cancer Center & the Chair of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Mayo Clinic, Florida.
Scott Nicholson, ONLINE PRESENCE CONSULTANT
Scott Nicholson is a volunteer Online Presence Consultant for the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. He worked as Creative Director of Black Sheep SMG where he oversaw the creative process of digital media content creation. He is now the self-proclaimed Head Nerd of IAmTechSavvy.com and provides his customers with website management and content creation services.
Susan Poteat, Committee Chair of JNKCF clinical trials initiative
Susan Poteat is a volunteer supporting Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation Clinical Trials Initiative as Co-Chair. She worked as an oncology medical physicist for 25 years. Since her husband was diagnosed with a genetic metastatic kidney cancer in 2007, she has assumed multiple roles as an advocate in the kidney cancer community. She provides technical content, speaking and website content for patient clinical trial education for JNKCF. In addition, she serves as an NCI Patient Advocate, FDA Patient Representative and CDMRP grant reviewer.
Other Board Committee Chairs
- Rhonda Boyles
SBDP, Swindell, Bohn, Durden & Phillips, PL
- Alex Parker, PhD
- David Thiel
- Winston Tan, MD
- Deb Maskens
Consultant / Advisor
- Mallory Douge
Co-Chair, Young Adult Kidney Cancer
Patient Support Advocate
- Lauren Davis
Honorary Board of Directors
- Dr. Naomi Haas, MD
Prostate and Kidney Cancer Program
Associate Professor of Medicine at the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Dr. Roberto Pili, MD
Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology
Professor of Medicine, Urology
Pharmacology and Toxicology;
Indiana University, School of Medicine-
Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN