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.
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.
Alison Brown, Treasurer
Alison Brown recently joined the Foundation Board and is currently serving as Treasurer. Alison is a C.P.A. and has an MBA in Business Administration from UNF. Alison has over 30 years of experience in Railroad Operations, Accounting, Internal Audit, Customer Service and Human Resources. The majority of her career was spent with CSX where she served in a variety of positions including Vice President-Accounting, Vice President-Customer Service and Vice President-Human Resources. Alison looks forward to using her background and experience to help the Foundation continue to grow.
Walter Johnson, Director
Other Board Committee Chairs
SBDP, Swindell, Bohn, Durden & Phillips, PL
Alex Parker, PhD
Winston Tan, MD
Consultant / Advisor
Co-Chair, Young Adult Kidney Cancer
Patient Support Advocate
Chair of Facebook Support Group
Chair, Patient Support Committee
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 Jaime Merchan, MD
Director of the Phase I program at the University of Miami,
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
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