Board of Governors: Officers

Barbara Saltzman

President

Co-Founder, The Jester & Pharley Phund
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Joe Saltzman

Vice President

Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Los Angeles, CA

Amy Forte

Vice President

Director of Administration / Chief of Staff
Assistant Vice Chancellor’s Office
California State University

Allan C. Jones, D.D.S.

Vice President

Dentist & Children’s Health Advocate
Torrance, CA

Liz Mitchell

Secretary

Broadcast news journalist
Studio City, CA

James Vasquez

Treasurer

Associate Dean, Operations
USC Annenberg School
Los Angeles, CA

Board of Governors: Members

Craig R. Fox

Harold Williams Professor of Management
Anderson School of Business, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Mandaar Gokhale, M.D.

Mendocino Coast District Hospital
Fort Bragg, CA

Mauricio Heilbron Jr., M.D.

St. Mary Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

Beth Kleid

Educational Advocate
Los Angeles, CA

David Odaka

Businessman/Entrepreneur
Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Glimpse Saltzman

Free-Lance Writer
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Saltzman

Film and Television Writer/Producer
Los Angeles, CA

Mark Wiedenmann

Director, Upper School
Chadwick School
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Deborah Zwelling

Children’s Health Advocate
Santa Monica, CA

Board of Advisors

Rebecca Avila

Assistant Dean, School of Social Work
UC Irvine, CA

Jonathan Bernstein, M.D.

Director, Hematology
Pennsylvania State University, PA

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.

Professor, Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Katy Castagna

United Way, President & CEO
Monterey County, CA

Emma Course

Reach Out and Read Coordinator
American Academy of Pediatrics
Orange County, CA

Dorothy Courtney

Former Executive Director
Richstone Family Center
Hawthorne, CA

Wendy Fachon

Producer, “Story Walking Radio Hour”
East Greenwich, RI

Patricia Ferguson

Principal, Vermont Ave. Elementary
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph W. Gordon

Former Deputy Dean, Yale College
New Haven, CT

Rita Goshert

Director, Child Life Department
Miller Children’s Hospital
Long Beach, CA

Jeff Miller

Associate Vice President
Cornerstone on Demand
Los Angeles, CA

Julia Parton

Assistant Vice President
Malaga Bank
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Sean Phipps, Ph.D.

Chair, Psychology Department
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Hanan Thornton

Assistant Superintendent, Education
Magnolia School District
Anaheim, CA