About Us


Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, is a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, U.S.A. His research interests include translational research, targeted therapies and early detection of lung cancer.

Dr. Hirsch holds a degree from the Copenhagen Business School, as well as a medical degree and doctorate from the University of Copenhagen. His specialty is medical oncology.  He became the CEO of IASLC in November 2013.

Pia Hirsch

Director of Education, Corporate Relations and Governance

Pia Hirsch joined the IASLC in 2003 and is responsible for corporate relations, including fundraising and arrangements of IASLC meetings, workshops and educational activities. She attended medical school at the University of Copenhagen and has a B.A. in Public Health Administration from Copenhagen Business School. She speaks Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French and Hebrew. She is the IASLC staff liaison for the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Educational Committee and Awards Committee.

Kristin M. Richeimer

Director of Membership

Kristin Richeimer is responsible for increasing IASLC's membership and expanding the membership base to include new specialties and treatment providers from around the world.  She joined IASLC in 2010 after nearly nine years at USA Rugby. She has a bachelor's degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and speaks German and French.

Murry Wynes, PhD

Scientific Projects Manager

Murry supports the mission of the IASLC through project management, research and technical assistance related to the current science, advances and trends in thoracic malignancies, and helping define deliverables. He will additionally assist IASLC management develop means to improve content and distribution of its educational products and services to achieve the organization’s strategic goals. Murry brings to the IASLC a strong history in project and fiscal management, clinical, translational and basic research, as well as scientific writing and presentation.

John Skadow

Director of Finance

John Skadow joined the IASLC in 2015 and is responsible for financial planning and the daily financial management of the IASLC and the IASLC Foundation. He is also responsible for contracts management, tax and audit processes, and financial risk management. John graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S in Accountancy and from the University of Colorado at Denver with an M.S. in Finance.  He is also a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado.

Jeffrey Wolf

Director of Communications

Jeffrey Wolf supports the mission of the IASLC by directing our communications strategy and helping the public understand our role in helping physicians and patients. Jeffrey previously worked for a multi-state hospital system, where he played a key role in moving the online presence from one platform to another, and he spent 11 years working for television news. He graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Journalism Studies.

Jeffrey Wolf

Pamela Freelon

Membership Coordinator

Pamela ensures accurate and efficient day-to-day operations within the membership department.

Before joining the IASLC in 2011, she coordinated medical education programs in pathology and radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She can be reached via email at Pamela.freelon@iaslc.org or by phone at 720-325-2956

Paul Silvey

Education Programs Coordinator

Mary Todd

Managing Editor, JTO

Mary Todd is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology with more than 20 years experience in journal management. She has managed Journal of Thoracic Oncology since its inception. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. She can be reached via email at Mary.Todd@iaslc.org or by phone at 720.325.2947.

Mary Todd

Vengie Lau

Asia Support

Vengie Lau works out of the IASLC Asia Office. She provides support to the IASLC by seeking educational opportunities and corporate sponsorship in the region. Lau has a Masters in Biochemistry from the Chinese University in Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.  

Becky Bunn

Projects Specialist

Becky Bunn works with the directors of Education and Communications and has a background in politics, public relations and international business. She teaches Global Affairs at the University of Denver and previously advised Fortune 500 clients. Becky also has experience in state and federal government.

Becky has a M.S. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College and a Certificate of International Trade and Professional Experience from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Becky Bunn