Executive Team

Sherry L. Lansing, chair: Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group, Los Angeles; Regent, University of California; board of directors, Teach for America, Stop Cancer, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Music Center of Los Angeles, and the American Film Institute; board of governors, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Entertainment Industry Foundation, American Red Cross, RAND Graduate School; board of trustees American Museum of the Moving Image

Ron Burkle: Founder and managing partner of The Yucaipa Companies; co-chairman, Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA; trustee, J. Paul Getty Trust, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; board member, Carter Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Executive Committee of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence, Children's Scholarship Fund; executive board member, Medical Sciences at UCLA, Advisory Board, RANDOs Education; founder, National Urban League; founder and chairman of the boards of trustees of the Ralphs/Food4Less Foundation and The Fred Meyer, Inc. Foundation

Sharon Davis: Former First Lady of California, Sacramento; spokesperson, California Healthy Families Program; honorary chair, Governor's Book Fund, Governor's Mentoring Partnership, Girl Scouts of America, and Crocker Art Museum Extension Build; advisory council member, School-to-Work Advisory Council; Founding Member, Los Angeles BUDDY Committee of NOW Legal Defense Fund; host, Governor's Conference for Women; children's book author

Gary Erickson: president, CEO, The Erickson Group, Los Angeles; consulting services to medical and health care non-profits; president-elect, UCSB Alumni Association; member, UCSB Foundation Board of Trustees; former executive vice president, United Way of Los Angeles

Linda Griego: president, Griego Enterprises, Los Angeles; acting director, The Los Angeles Community Development Bank; member, Federal Reserve Bank Board, San Francisco; former head of Rebuild Los Angeles; former Deputy Mayor, Los Angeles

Judith Guggenheim: phlilanthropist, volunteer, San Francisco; member, board of trustees, San Francisco General Hospital; former president, board of trustees, CORO Northern California

Barbara Hopper: real estate associate, Prudential California Realty; president, auxiliary to the Sinkler Miller Medical Association; State president, auxiliary to the Golden State Medical Association

Dr. Cornelius Hopper: emeritus vice president for Health Affairs, University of California System; Board of Regents Chair, Samuel Merritt College; board member, Meharry Medical College; board member, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center; board member, East Bay Community Foundation; vice chair, Kaiser Permanente Arbitration Oversight Board

Jan Greenberg Levine:Attorney, Fogel, Feldman, Ostrov, Ringler & Klevens, Santa Monica; Member, Advisory Council Los Angeles Conservation Corps, former board member; Ex Officio member, Access to Justice Commission of the State Bar of California; member, Advisory Council, Breast Cancer Legal Project, California Women’s Law Center; breast cancer survivor.

Dr. Susan Love: Susan Love, MD MBA, is currently president of the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Foundation; Clinical Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and founder and senior partner in LLuminari, a multimedia women's health company. Dr. Love is on the boards of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, and was appointed by President Clinton to the National Cancer Advisory Board. She is the author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book and Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book (second edition 2003) as well as the Founder of www.SusanLoveMD.org.

Lucy McCoy: partner, Garcia McCoy & Lee Consulting, Los Angeles; public affairs, real estate and advocacy for public, private and non-profit sectors; board of directors, Library Commissioners, California Science Center and Para Los Ninos; former vice president and secretary, Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Dr. Maria C. Pellegrini: program director, W.M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles; one of nation's largest philanthropic organizations in medical research, science and engineering; former Dean of Research, USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and professor of biological sciences; author, 50 scientific journal articles; grant reviewer, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and American Cancer Society

Dr. Marilyn Rosenwein: physician, educator and activist, San Mateo; private practice ob-gyn with specialization in menopause; clinical faculty, UCSF; advisory board, Women's Health at Stanford University; breast cancer survivor

Steve Soboroff: president, Playa Vista, Los Angeles; real estate and community land-use development projects in Los Angeles' westside, former president, Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission

Previous Members

Faith Fancher: (deceased) journalist and news reporter, KTVU FOX television network, Oakland; "Journalist of the Year," Beverly Johnson Award for Bay Area Black Media Coalition; taken from us by breast cancer

Director's Statement

Our Executive Team will spearhead fundraising and outreach efforts over the next year. In their front-line capacity, they will compliment our development and marketing campaign. We are truly grateful for their commitment to action.

Throughout the year, we'll also make it easy for you to personally participate in the campaign, or stay up to date on news and events. You can start by taking a look at our redesigned Web site, As you'll see, it is a new bridge of communication between scientists and the public, addressing the needs and interests of both. In a broad sense, the Website echoes an overriding theme you heard at our last symposium: From Research To Action.

As we continue our campaign and launch the Community Partners Program, I find myself remembering what this effort means to achieving our mission, and why it's so important.

We are providing the people of California—who are directly responsible for the funding and future of the CBCRP—with a tangible vehicle to support and participate in the CBCRP.

I urge you to join me in supporting the Community Partners Program in any way you can—personally and with people you know who may be interested—and I encourage you to contact us with your ideas.

— Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, Director

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