Leadership

President/CEO

John W. Lowe has been with the Foundation since 1988 and has been its president and CEO since 1990.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served as a lieutenant in the 7th Infantry Division in Korea and a medical-evacuation helicopter pilot in the U.S. and Germany. He later served as the executive officer to the Army Surgeon General and from 1980 to 1983 he commanded the 44th Medical Brigade based at Fort Bragg, N.C. His last active-duty assignment was chief of staff of the 7th Medical Command, U.S. Army Europe. While in the Army, he received a master’s in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C., and attended both the Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

After joining the Foundation as program director for the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in 1988, Mr. Lowe helped the program focus on aspects of the epidemic that pose a threat to U.S. military readiness.

As president and CEO, Mr. Lowe directs the provision of scientific management services to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and more than 70 military research institutes and treatment facilities across the country. He is responsible for a staff of more than 2,400 employees serving 1,000 medical research programs at 156 sites around the world, including several East African countries, Germany, Japan, South Africa and Thailand.

Executive Team

Craig Anderson, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, serving HJF since 1989.

Mr. Anderson joined the Foundation in 1989, rising from controller to senior vice president and CFO. He is responsible for the Foundation’s financial activities and serves as acting chief executive when needed. In addition, Mr. Anderson acts as director and treasurer of HJF Medical Research International, a wholly owned subsidiary.

Prior to his work at the Foundation, Mr. Anderson served as the youngest director of finance for the Town of Herndon, Va., solving infrastructure and fiscal problems. He attended Graduate Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Folk, Vice President, Office of Sponsored Programs and Acquisitions, serving HJF since 1992.

Ms. Folk leads HJF’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Acquisitions, which serves as the central point of contact for administrative activities for grants and contracts awarded to HJF including award set-up, management and compliance, procurement of supplies and services and negotiation and management of agreements with collaborating institutions. She is also in charge of the Foundation’s Ethics and Business Conduct program.

Before joining HJF as manager for the Finance Department, Ms. Folk worked for Deloitte for five years. She has held various roles at HJF, including director of Financial Planning and Vice President of Program Services. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Stephen E. Goodwin, Vice President, Operations, serving HJF since 1993.

Mr. Goodwin manages the Foundation’s information technology and communications functions. He joined the Foundation in 1993 to lead the U.S. Military HIV Research Program’s IT team, came to the HJF's headquarters in 1999 and was appointed vice president of operations in 2003.

Prior to joining HJF, Mr. Goodwin held in a variety of positions within the information technology industry. He worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses, taught mathematics in an independent secondary school and served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer with a specialty in explosive ordnance disposal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University.

Arthur W. Hapner, Vice President, Program Management, serving HJF since July 2000.

As Vice President of the Program Management Office, Mr. Hapner supervises a team of research program mangers who are responsible for the administration of complex scientific programs around the world. He has held various positions, including executive director/chief operating officer and administrative director of one HJF’s largest programs, ensured compliance, developed budgets and mentored personnel.

Prior to his position, Mr. Hapner led teams in daily activities for joint medical operations and engineering integrated processes. He formulated and enforced work standards, communicated policies and assigned responsibilities. He was a chief executive officer for the U.S. Army, directing activities of multi-site medical emergency evacuation organizations throughout Europe. He holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified project management professional.

William E. Slade, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Legal Department, serving HJF since 2004.

Mr. Slade serves as vice president, general counsel, and secretary, a position he has held since October 2008. Prior to that, he served as an assistant general counsel with HJF since March 2004. Mr. Slade manages the HJF Legal Department, which includes the Technology Transfer Department, and advises senior management on all legal matters affecting the Foundation, including government contracts and assistance agreements, corporate law, intellectual property, technology transfer activities, employment law, corporate compliance and litigation matters.

Before joining HJF, Mr. Slade was a vice president and senior corporate counsel with ACS Government Services, Inc., in Rockville, Md. Prior to joining ACS, he was a partner at the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group. Mr. Slade began his career on active duty with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from St. Lawrence University, a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School, and a Master of Laws in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University National Law Center.

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