Who We Are

Meet the members of Defeat Melanoma’s executive board.

Claudia Dulude

Claudia Dulude is the founder and CEO of Defeat Melanoma and the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation. She currently works with BioAccel, a biotech business accelerator in Arizona, as Business Development  Advisor.   Previously, she was in the telecommunications industry, founding IdealDial, IXL Telecommunications and T1 Systems.  Claudia holds a BA from Simmons College and a MBA … Continue reading Claudia Dulude

Dr. Alexandra Dulude Donovan

Dr. Alexandra Dulude Donovan is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She earned her MD and Masters of Public Health in May 2015.  Alexandra has completed her residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. She will begin her oncology fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock in summer 2018.

Richard Dulude

Richard Dulude is a 2015 graduate of Harvard Business School.  Richard is in venture capital with underscore.vc.  He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Engineering.

Blake Snyder

Blake Marleau Snyder is a University of Colorado medical student. Snyder graduated with honors from the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and is a current MD candidate at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. He joins Defeat Melanoma with many years of research experience and clinical volunteer experience under … Continue reading Blake Snyder

Jim Long

Jim Long currently works with startups while ramping down Partner duties for Gabriel Venture Partners second fund.  Jim has years of experience and success in building business in the high technology industry, as well as in developing new technologies and patents for the Internet and PC environments.  He has been a co-founder or CEO in … Continue reading Jim Long

Dr. Gary Meller

Dr. Gary Meller has developed multispecialty group practices, founded managed care companies, and has helped to create innovative technology for health care care and medical education.  Gary was one of the early developers of urgent care centers in the US. He built a chain of ambulatory care centers in the Midwest and consolidated them in a regional … Continue reading Dr. Gary Meller

Leslie Stern

Leslie Stern is a Board Advisor for Defeat Melanoma. For more than 25 years in art and design, Leslie has worked as a commercial artist in the domestic and fashion industries, including scarf design bedding and menswear.  As Design Director of LeslieSternMuralArt, she currently takes mural art commissions for interior designers in Sydney.  Leslie holds a … Continue reading Leslie Stern