Board Members

Board of Directors

Carol Kurland (Chair)


Patricia Kennedy (Treasurer)

Senior Advisor

Asia Pacific Land Ltd.

Elisabeth Lesser (Secretary)

Co-Founder and CFO of Mattagan Properties, LLC

J. Jeffrey Assaf

Senior Managing Director

ICG Advisors, LLC

Jonathan Bluth

Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Cynthia Chen McTernan


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Susan Dost


Sheridan In-Home Health Care

Mitch Golant, PhD FAPOS

Fellow, American Clinical Psychologist

American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Aaron De Los Reyes

Vice President, Softtek Industrial Solutions/ Product Management Services

Steven Rosen

President Creative Marketing and Publishing

Regime Music Group

Ruth Salk

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professional Advisory Board

  • Paula Anastasia, RN, MD, OCN — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Arash Asher, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Anita Bajpai, MD — Nutrition Medicine
  • Rachel Beller, MS, RD — Beller Nutrition                                                                                             
  • Anton Bilchik, MD — Providence Saint John’s Cancer Institute
  • Alice Chung, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Richard Essner, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Armando Giuliano, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Mitch Golant, PhD. — Private Practice Psychologist
  • Melanie Goldfarb, MD — Providence Saint John’s Cancer Institute
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Omid Hamid, MD — The Angeles Clinic
  • Ronald Hurst, MD — California Oncology Research Institute
  • Scott Irwin, MD, PhD. — Cedars-Sinai Health System, Cedars-Sinai Cancer
  • Beth Karlan, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS — UCLA, Simms Mann
  • Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD —  Neuro-Oncology Pacific Neuroscience Institute
  • Laura Kruper, MD — City of Hope
  • Delphine Lee, MD — Dermatological Center for Skin Health/Los Angeles Biomedical Institute
  • Alexandra Levine, MD — City of Hope
  • Daniel Lieber, MD — The Angeles Clinic (ret.)
  • Jennifer Linehan, MD — Providence Saint John’s Cancer Institute
  • Janice Lu, MD, PhD — USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Robert Maurer, PhD — Science of Excellence/ UCLA
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD — Tower Hematology Oncology
  • Parvin Peddi, MD — Providence Saint John’s Cancer Institute
  • Lucy Postolov, Lac — Private Practice Acupuncturist
  • Heather Richardson, MD — Bedford Breast Center
  • Lee Rosen, MD — UCLA Hematology/Oncology
  • Lisl Schweers, LCSW — Cancer and Blood Disease Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD — UCLA, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Annette Stanton, PhD — UCLA Dept. of Psychology 
  • Zul Surani — Cedars-Sinai Cancer, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
  • Marilou Terpenning, MD — Santa Monica Hematology/Oncology
  • Michael Van Scoy-Mosher, MD — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • David Wellisch, PhD — UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • Deane Wolcott, MD — Emeritus Psychiatrist, Cedars-Sinai Health System