Board Members

  • Tracy Cockerham

    Co-Founder, President

    Tracy has a deep passion for the mission to eradicate Melanoma from the world. She lost her son Connor, also known as “The Ginger,” in January, 2014 to Melanoma. He was 20 years old. The Melanoma Coalition will live in his honor.

    Tracy worked in the private sector for 25 years and became a Melanoma advocate, co-founding The Melanoma Coalition after her son’s death in 2014. […]

  • Scott Bauhofer


    Scott has a deep passion for this cause and the mission of The Melanoma Coalition following the loss of his step son, Connor, at the age of 20 from this horrible disease.

    Scott is Senior Vice President, E-Business, for Advance Auto Parts. He became involved in Melanoma advocacy and co-founded The Melanoma Coalition after the death of his beloved step-son in 2014. […]

  • B. Michael McFarland


    B. Michael brings years of successful fundraising for non-profit organizations to The Melanoma Coalition. He is the Director of Development for Foundation for a College Education in East Palo Alto, CA. Most recently, he served as development director for Trinity School in Menlo Park, institutionalizing a culture of philanthropy and facilitating a capital campaign to support construction of the new Learning Center. […]

  • John A Dunning, Jr. (Jad)


    Jad is General Manager and Vice President of MotoShop Technology Tools. He is a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded 3 venture-backed startups that ultimately sold to Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Intuit and Advance Auto Parts). He brings entrepreneurship, marketing, management and business development expertise to The Melanoma Coalition. His experience with raising capital for and within startup organizations is crucial to The Melanoma Coalition.

  • Jeff Smith


    Jeff is a finance executive with 25+ years of experience and he specializes in business development. He is Director of E-Business Performance at Advance Auto Parts and is Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board for CustomsNow, Inc., that provides importers an on-demand solution and end-to-end support to file ISFs and import entries with the US Customers. He has deep experience in financial management as well as raising capital and brings with him a passion for the cause.

  • Timothy D. Dattels


    Timothy Dattels serves as the Managing Partner for TPG Asia based in Hong Kong and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Dattels served as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he advised several of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs and governments as head of Investment Banking for all Asian countries outside of Japan from 1996 to 2000. […]

  • Paul Gourley


    Paul is a seasoned product management and marketing executive with a background in financial services. He is currently VP Product Innovation for First Data. Prior to that, he held various senior leadership positions with ADP and Equifax including his most recent role as VP International managing all direct to consumer businesses outside of the U.S. (including Canada, UK, Argentina, Chile, Peru, India and Russia). […]

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