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February 18, 2020

Executive Compensation at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2018)

by Anne Paddock

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Rye Brook, New York with 1,291 employees who received total compensation of $104 million, which equates to an average of $81,000 per individual. However, the IRS Form 990 (for the year ending June 30, 2018) reports that 187 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation.

The most highly compensated individuals (12) were compensated $4.6 million (an average of $383,000 each):

  • $673,287:  Louis J Degennaro, President and CEO
  • $401,050:  Rosemarie A Loffredo, EVP and CFO
  • $399,533:  Gwen Nichols, EVP Chief Med Officer
  • $395,704:  Andrew S Coccari, EVP, Chief Prod Officer
  • $372,089:  Lee M Greenberger, SVP, Chief Science Officer
  • $368,709:  Claude Edkins, VP Information Tech (end 3/31/2017)
  • $393,076:  Alice O’Rourke, EVP, Chief Development Officer
  • $359,217:  Kathy Grisenbeck, EVP, Chief Res Officer
  • $308,604:  Gordon Miller, Jr, SVP, Finance
  • $297,247:  Marcie Klein, EVP, Communications
  • $283,803: Elisa Weiss, SVP, Patient Access
  • $282,043:  Carson Jacobi, SVP Healthcare Part

6 of the 12 most highly compensated individuals are male while 6 are female.

Severance payments of $220,000 (included above) were made to Claude Edkins.

Caitlin Proctor, daughter of a board member, received $29,239 in compensation (from 8/2017-3/2018 as an employee)

146 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation with the five most highly compensated being:

  • $7.6 million:  INC Research of Chicago, Illinois for clinical trial
  • $6.6 million:  Patient Advocacy Foundation of Hampton, Virginia for patient assistance procedures
  • $6.1 million:  Resource One of Tulsa, Oklahoma for direct marketing
  • $3.9 million:  TargetCW of San Diego, California for temp staffing
  • $2.9 million:  Northgate Digital Corporation of Newtown, Pennsylvania for software development

To read the IRS Form 990 (2017) for the year ending June 30, 2018, click here.

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