Our Leaders

Our Board of Governors

A. Greig Woodring,
LLF Chairman, President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America,  Incorporated  

Greig Woodring is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. Prior to becoming President, Greig served as Executive Vice President of General American Life Insurance Company (now GenAmerica Financial L.L.C.), in charge of all reinsurance business. Learn more. 


Larry Shapiro, MD,
LLF Vice Chairman, 
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs Dean, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

 
Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., has been executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, dean of the School of Medicine and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor since July 1, 2003. Since that time, he has steered tremendous growth and advanced the school’s research endeavors in St. Louis’ biomedical research industry, and clinical programs of the Washington University Faculty Practice. Learn more. 


Robert M. Musen,
Executive Vice President, RGA Reinsurance Company
As Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff of RGA Reinsurance Company, Robert Musen performs a multifaceted job that includes leading several of RGA’s corporate initiatives, both domestically and internationally. Learn more.


Our Administrative Core 

Dr. Dominic Reeds, with the administrative support of Joan Heins and Rachel Hauck, provides overall supervision of the Longer Life Center (LLC).  Dr. Reeds also directs the Longer Life Foundation (LLF) Enrichment and Dissemination Program and works with Dr. Phil Smalley on education programs, position papers and opportunities for hosting international fellows.  Dr. David Alpers directs the Research Program, including chairing the Scientific Review Committee (SRC), presenting the SRC’s reports to the LLF Advisory Group and mentoring grantees who are young investigators. Learn more about the Foundation's administration. 


Our LLF Team

Phillip Smalley, M.D., FRCPC
Managing Director, Longer Life Foundation, 
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Medical Officer, 
RGA International Corporation


David H. Alpers, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Longevity Research Program
William B. Kountz Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine


Dominic N. Reeds, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Longer Life Foundation

Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine


Joan Heins, RD, CS
Coordinator, Longer Life Foundation

Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine