Derek Alpert serves as full-time President of the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research since September 2001. He became actively involved in 1979 as one of the original founders of Concern 2, the "young adult" second generation of Concern. He served as the Concern 2 volunteer President for over 12 years. He oversees all aspects of the organization including fundraising and fund development, donor development, developing new business strategies and alliances, event organization and planning, community outreach programs, developing and maintaining private and corporate business partnerships, working with Concern's Scientific Review Committee and Concern's Finance, Oversight and Investments committees and develop in-house all marketing materials, social media campaigns.
Before taking on the role of full-time President at Concern, Derek had a very successful 27-year career as a music industry executive and Vice President of Motion Picture Music at Rondor Music Publishing the music publishing division of A&M Records.
Husband, father and grandfather, Derek is also a board member of several other non-profit organizations both within and outside the cancer community. His board activities include active membership on the advisory councils of both the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and Executive Board Member of the Kevin Cordasco Something Yellow Foundation.