Founders & Board of Directors

Our Founders

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
Janet Crown
Gil Friesen
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
Paul Newman
Bill Powers
Carolyn Powers

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.

Page Adler
Founder/Chairman of the Board

Lou Adler
Producer

Tom Amster
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Mary Brown
President and CEO, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California

Shelly Brown
Board Member, Child Advocates & the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, PA

Larry Brown
NBA Coach

Melanie Cook
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Janet Crown
Partner, JMK Productions; Owner, Burn 60 Fitness Studio

Dr. Lorry Frankel, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Steve Gaggero
Managing Director, Pacific Coast Management

Helen Graves
Philanthropist

James Griffiths
Entertainment Industry Executive

Laurentius Harrer
Senior Vice President, Capital Guardian Trust Company

David M. Hernand, Esq.
Partner, Cooley LLP

John F. Hotchkis
Chairman and CEO, Ramajal LLC

Matthew Jones
President, Van Law Food Products, Inc.

Bruce Karsh
President, Oaktree Capital Management LLC

Barbara March
Philanthropist

Roy March
CEO, Eastdil Secured, LLC

Nancy Marks
Portrait Artist and Author

Sue Ann Masson
Co-Founder, Green Lantern Stables LLC

Seth Miller
General Partner & Investment Committee, DBL Investors

Carolyn Powers
Philanthropist

Tony Ressler
Partner, Ares Management LLC

Joseph Rice
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer,  Wells Fargo and Company

Dr. Cynthia Telles, PhD.
Director, Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic – UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital

Roger Wittlin
Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager, Silver Lake Financial