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Tom NealonPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas F. Nealon III is Vice Chairman and Director of Legal Affairs for LNR Partners, LLC. LNR Partners, LLC is the largest special servicer in the CMBS industry. Mr. Nealon joined LNR’s predecessor in 1992. Since then Mr. Nealon has been actively involved and instrumental in helping LNR achieve its position as the leading Special Servicer in the CMBS industry. In his role as General Counsel, Mr. Nealon is involved in the day-to-day management of all legal issues related to LNR Partners’ special servicing activities. He is also actively engaged in and oversees all legal issues relating to workouts, creditor’s rights litigation and bankruptcy matters, including the retention and supervision of all outside counsel. Mr. Nealon is also an active participant in industry groups addressing significant CMBS issues.

Mr. Nealon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches “Securitization of Commercial Real Estate” and “Distressed Property Workouts” as part of the University’s LL.M. in Real Property Development Program. He is also a Co-Author, together with Talcott J. Franklin of “Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook” (Thomson West). Mr. Nealon is also a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Mr. Nealon currently serves as the chair of the national board of directors of the American Liver Foundation.

Mr. Nealon is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Florida.

Lynn Gardiner Seim, MSN, RNExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Gardiner Seim is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at the American Liver Foundation where she leads the organization’s national education, advocacy, support services, research, communications and development initiatives, supporting the operations of 17 divisions located throughout the country.

She has decades of experience in the nonprofit health care sector. As Vice President of Business Development and Community Programs for St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, Ms. Seim managed clinical and business operations, quality improvement and education for its extensive network of community services, with an operating budget of $50 million. St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children serves more than 1,500 patients throughout New York City, Queens and Long Island.

Ms. Seim spent more than a decade at The Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and, as Senior Vice President, helped build a national network of programs that delivers essential primary care and services to medically underserved children and families in disadvantaged communities within urban and rural areas throughout the United States. The network provides more than 250,000 health care encounters annually.

She also led CHF’s Post-Disaster Recovery Team that mobilized along the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, in New York City after September 11th and in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, providing clinical and mental health counseling to displaced children and families. Ms. Seim also established three permanent primary care programs serving medically underserved children and families in Gulfport, MS, and Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA.

She started her career on the clinical side. At the Stony Brook University Hospital, she directed in-patient pediatric nursing services and quality assurance programs to deliver, monitor and evaluate patient care. She managed a $1.6 million operating budget supervising a staff of 60.

Ms. Seim has spoken at numerous national conferences on the health and welfare of children, public health education, electronic medical records and the state and role of nursing.

She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from Adelphi University.

David TickerExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David Ticker is the Executive Vice President, and assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer of the American Liver Foundation on February 11, 2008. He was nominated and confirmed as Treasurer in October 2008. Mr. Ticker graduated from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business in 1980 with a degree in Accounting and received his CPA from Pennsylvania in 1982. After graduation, Mr. Ticker embarked on a career which as has included stints in public accounting, private industry and not-for-profits.

Mr. Ticker brings to ALF a broad base of experience solving problems and applying common sense to the accounting and finance process. His public accounting background includes 5 years in New York City with Price Waterhouse & Co. and Kenneth Leventhal & Co. performing audit, tax and consulting assignments for closely held clients. His work for Kenneth Leventhal & Co. in the real estate industry served as stepping stone to his next position with the global real estate developer Olympia & York. At O&Y, his financial analyst portfolio included the World Financial Center and One Liberty Plaza with his primary responsibility being the interpretation of the 99 year ground lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

After gaining a solid background in accounting, taxes and finance in the public accounting field, Mr. Ticker accepted a Vice President position in private industry with a domestic textile firm. For the next 13 years, he was responsible for operations, back office support, supply chain management, sales, advertising and product development for the company as it expanded into importing yarn for U.S. distribution from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, South America and Indonesia. Upon leaving the textile industry, Mr. Ticker transitioned his career to the not-for-profit sector when he accepted the position as Director of Finance for The First Occupational Center of New Jersey, New Jersey’s largest and oldest sheltered workshop retraining displaced workers and providing workplace solutions for the handicapped.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Ticker is involved with social action issues in Northern New Jersey through his temple, the UJA Federation of Metrowest, and in Morris County NJ. He has served on the Boards of his temple, nursery school and men’s club.

Mr. Ticker lives in Morristown, NJ and has 3 children.


Nicholas J. DeRoma
Chairman of the Board
New Canaan, CT

Daniel E. Weil
Treasurer and Member of the Board
Alliant America’s
Bannockburn, IL

Thomas F. Nealon III
Chief Executive Officer
Miami, FL

Lynn Gardiner Seim, MSN, RN
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
New York, NY

David Ticker
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
New York, NY

Eugene “Gene” Cautillo
Secretary and Member of the Board
The Guardian Life Insurance Co
Holmdel, NJ

Board of Directors

Caroline Berlinger (Mid-Atlantic Division)
Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
Philadelphia, PA

Mike Braunstein
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Boston, MA

Robert Brickman (Greater Los Angeles Division)
Los Angeles, CA

Joshua A. Butler
ASU Foundation
Tempe, AZ

Eugene “Gene” Cautillo (Greater New York Division)
The Guardian Life Insurance Co
Holmdel, NJ

Eddie Cheung, MD, FACG (Northern CA Division)
UC Davis/California Northstate University
San Francisco, CA

Brian Christie (Pacific Coast Division)
Brian Christie Productions
San Diego, CA

Edgar Delgado
General Services Administration
Chicago, IL

Nicholas J. DeRoma
Chairman of the Board
New Canaan, CT

Allan J. Doerr
Marmora, NJ

T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS (Upper Midwest Division)
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Sanjiv “Sonny” Harpavat, MD PhD (Texas Division)
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Mary Ann Huang, MD, MS (Rocky Mtn Division)
Porter Hospital
Denver, CO

Michael Kerr
Optimum Solutions Corp.
Woodsburgh, NY

Elizabeth Leesmann (Mid America Division)
The Boeing Company
Florissant, MO

Robert Leventhal, MD, FACP, AGAF (Connecticut Division)
Naugatuck Valley Gastroenterology Consultants
Waterbury, CT

Rohit Loomba, MD
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Robert Merowitz (New England Division)
Universal Reality Corp.
Newton, MA

Thomas F. Nealon III (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Miami, FL

Sammy Saab MD, MPH
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Susan Sherman Stone, CPA, MST, CFP
Hingham, MA

Nicole Smith, PhD
U.S. Public Health Service, Retired
Bainbridge Island, WA

Karen Snyder (Desert Southwest Division)
KJC Land Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Emmanuel Thomas, MD, PhD (Southeast Division)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Traci Tigue (Heartland Division)
Cleveland, OH

Hillel Tobias, MD, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Daniel E. Weil
Alliant America’s
Bannockburn, IL

Rockford Yapp, MD (Great Lakes Division)
Digestive Health Services
Downers Grove, IL


Executive Committee

  • Nicholas J. DeRoma, Chair
  • Michael Kerr
  • Thomas F. Nealon III
  • Susan Sherman Stone
  • Daniel E. Weil

Finance Committee

  • Michael Kerr, Chair
  • Susan Sherman Stone
  • Daniel Weil

Audit Committee

  • Nicholas J. DeRoma, Co-Chair
  • Susan Sherman Stone, Co-Chair
  • Mike Braunstein

Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Talal Adhami, MD
Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health Center

Jasmohan Bajaj, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Douglas Dieterich, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital

Joshua Friedman, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

John Goff, MD
Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates

Robert Herring, Jr., MD
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Blaine Hollinger, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Kris Kowdley, MD
Swedish Medical Center

Mauricio Lisker-Melman, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Rohit Loomba, MD, MH Sc
University of California, San Diego

Andrew Muir, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Daniel Pratt, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Nancy Reau, MD 
Rush University Medical Center

Adnan Said, MD
Wisconsin School of Medicine

Sammy Saab, MD (co-chair)
University of California, Los Angeles

Rohit Satoskar, MD
Georgetown University Hospital

Coleman Smith, MD
Georgetown University Hospital

Tamar Taddei, MD (co-chair)
Yale University

Hillel Tobias, MD, PhD 
NYU Langone Medical Center

Hugo Vargas, MD
Mayo Clinic

John Vierling, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Xaralambos “Bobby” Zervos, DO
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Rockford Yapp, MD, MPH, AGAF
Digestive Health Services

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