Farrell Simon, PharmD/MBA, is a graduate of the University of Florida with his Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters of Business Administration. Farrell is currently working for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in Madison, NJ. In addition to his schooling, he has coached and refereed youth soccer in Coral Springs and Gainesville, Florida for a number of years as well as volunteered in many organizations. He has completed Ironman Arizona in April 2007 and the Escape from Alcatraz in June 2009. Farrell received the Inspirational Person Award from Procter & Gamble in January 2009 and was featured in the University of Florida Young Alumni Newsletter for his accomplishments.
Joseph Vargas, PharmD/MBA, is the president of Vargas Healthcare Management Group, Inc., a firm specializing in hospital pharmacy management and consulting. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and is a charter member of the Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Vargas has also served as a delegate to the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, has served on the Communications Council of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) for two years and is currently serving on the FSHP Organizational Affairs Council. He currently serves on the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board as well.
Jay Levy is a Co-Founder & Principal of Zelkova Ventures an early stage entrepreneur focused venture capital firm based in New York. Prior to Zelkova Ventures, Jay founded and worked at several early stage companies. The companies focused on a range of industries including financial services, consumer security & college services all with a technology angel. Jay has also spent several years working in large industry for Morgan Stanley and MasterCard. At MasterCard he worked to launch their affluent programs specifically targeted at increasing their market share vs. the competition. In 2007 Jay received the 40 under 40 award from Westchester along with top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York from Crain’s. Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis and running.
Cathy Simon Retired from Social Security Administration after over 39 years of employment. I was a technical expert in charge of training and mentoring. Also sat as an officer in the P.T.A. and also was on the Advisory Board for several schools in the South Florida Area. Now currently assisting in the fundraising for the foundation.
Joshua Walker, Growing up in a military family, I truly can’t claim a home town, but I have been able to enjoy a lot of the US and much of Europe. It was an interesting coincidence that placed us near to Johns Hopkins when I was diagnosed with cancer at 12 and we were able to get care at their pediatric facilities. The treatment was great, my recovery was quick, and one thing has impacted me more than anything was the love of the medical staff. They encouraged my quick recovery and supported my parents with an unwavering resolve. I truly have one desire, to be able to give even a little inspiration to those who have endured what I did and give them a chance to excel in their lives. Presently, I work in Washington, DC and recently began pursuing a graduate degree in healthcare at Johns Hopkins.
The Simon Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation designated by the IRS (EIN: 20-3089282)
The Simon Cancer Foundation was created in honor of Harvey Simon and his struggle with cancer. Due to his Multiple Myeloma, he endured chemotherapy as well as a stem cell transplant. Harvey represents the true meaning of the human will and his spirit and accomplishments will live on through this foundation.
The impact of cancer poses a financial burden to many individuals and also changes the daily activities of many lives. The goal of The Simon Cancer Foundation is to financially assist cancer patients by awarding scholarships and making charitable donations to camps and educational programs. Although the foundation does not provide funding directly to patients for reimbursement of their medical expenses, we hope to make an impact by providing funding through educational assistance.