Founders & Board of Directors
The Painted Turtle was founded by a truly remarkable group of business people, philanthropists, and families. Beginning with Page and Lou Adler and Paul Newman, the generosity of the following Founders has helped to make the dream of creating a life-changing environment for children with serious medical conditions a reality.
Page and Lou Adler
Lani and Herb Alpert
Shelly and Larry Brown
Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler
Joan and John Hotchkis
Martha and Bruce Karsh
Nancy and Howard Marks
Sue Ann and Richard Masson
Ann and Jerry Moss
Our Board of Directors
The Painted Turtle is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 28 prominent and influential business and community leaders who are committed to our mission. Board members attend three board meetings each year, serve on committees, make governance decisions, support The Painted Turtle financially, and are proactive ambassadors of The Painted Turtle.
Founder/Chairman of the Board
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
President and CEO, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California
Board Member, Child Advocates & the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, PA
Head Basketball Coach, Southern Methodist University
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Partner, JMK Productions; Owner, Burn 60 Fitness Studio
Dr. Lorry Frankel, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, California Pacific Medical Center
Managing Director, Pacific Coast Management
Entertainment Industry Executive
Senior Vice President, Capital Guardian Trust Company
David M. Hernand, Esq.
Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
John F. Hotchkis
Chairman and CEO, Ramajal LLC
President, Van Law Food Products, Inc.
CEO, Eastdil Secured, LLC
Portrait Artist and Author
Sue Ann Masson
Co-Founder, Green Lantern Stables LLC
General Partner & Investment Committee, DBL Investors
Partner, Ares Management LLC
Executive Vice President, Head of Operational Risk, Wells Fargo & Company
Dr. Cynthia Telles, PhD.
Director, Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic – UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager, Hernreich Family Investments