Home » Ned Torian named chairman of Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Advisory Board
Ned Torian, a 40-year veteran of the Houston real estate brokerage business, was recently named chairman of Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Advisory Board. The Advisory Board consists of community members who have a desire to engage in local and national pediatric awareness regarding the center. As supporters of Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the board members participate in fundraising efforts and in events that encourage community involvement, and raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Torian’s dedication to medical community service spans more than 30 years and first began when he was invited to join the board of the Ronald McDonald House of Houston in 1982. Two years later, he became president of RMH Houston. He was a board member until 2015.
A sale of land for the Gillson Longenbaugh Foundation (GLF) in 2001 allowed Torian to become active on the board of the foundation which supports biomedical research. Torian now serves on the foundation’s board as vice president. In past years, the GLF has supported a number of researchers at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
“I am thrilled Ned has been selected to lead our Advisory Board,” said Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and head of the hematology/oncology section at Baylor College of Medicine. “As an integral member of our Advisory Board for 10 years, he has consistently shown his strong commitment to children with cancer, pediatric cancer research and our community.”
While serving as chairman, Torian hopes to continue the important work the Advisory Board has accomplished for 15 years. He succeeds Stephen Arnold who served in the role for 10 years.