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.
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.
Adine Nicholson, Treasurer
Adine recently rejoined the Judy Nicholson Foundation board and is currently serving as Treasurer. Adine has over 20 years of experience of administration, financial planning and fundraising for start-up non-profits. Currently, she is the Director of Development for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the Wild Animal Health Fund. Adine remains passionate about finding a cure for kidney cancer and providing kidney cancer patients with important information to help them through their journey to a long health life.
Walter Johnson, Director
Seasoned Pastor offering 40 years of experience in pastoral care and spiritual leadership to growing church. Committed to creating thriving community and guiding individuals transformed by the gospel. Prepared to bring background in organizational leadership, ministry program development, and mission-oriented strategic planning to growing church. Accomplished leader bringing more than 40 years' expertise in cultivating and shepherding community. Successful providing discipleship, welcoming new members, facilitating pastoral care and preaching to community.
Other Board Committee Chairs
SBDP, Swindell, Bohn, Durden & Phillips, PL
Alex Parker, PhD
Winston Tan, MD
Consultant / Advisor
Chair of Marketing & Social Media
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