LRF Experts

The Lymphoma Research Foundation experts are available to speak with members of the press…

Meghan Gutierrez, CEO


Chief Executive Officer

Meghan Gutierrez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and education, advancing both the study of new cancer therapies and improved patient care.

Thomas Habermann, MD, SAB Chair


Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Thomas M. Habermann, MD serves as Chair of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He received his MD from Creighton University before completing his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Michael Werner, Board Chair


Chairman, Board of Directors

Michael Werner of Chicago, Illinois is a follicular lymphoma survivor and serves as Chairman of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Board of Directors. Michael Werner is the Founder and CEO of Chicago-based Home Experience, LLC, a digital and services company enhancing the home ownership experience.

Peggy Ann Torney, Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer


Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer

Peggy Ann Torney is the Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Ms. Torney plays a critical role in the strategic direction of the Foundation’s communications and mission programs. She has been invaluable in building national brand recognition for the Foundation and connecting patients and their loved ones to the resources they need to make informed decisions regarding their health.


The Lymphoma Research Foundation Ambassador program is comprised of individuals from around the country, each with a personal lymphoma story. LRF Ambassadors represent several subtypes and treatment options for the disease. The group includes current patients, caregivers of patients, and survivors. The LRF Ambassador program has been instrumental in raising awareness for lymphoma and providing hope to others affected by the disease. Ambassadors are able to share their individual stories and experiences navigating this diagnosis.  Read more.


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Nichole Musumeci
Manager of Digital Communications