Advisory Board


Advisory Board

The Painted Turtle is grateful for the many individuals who give of their time and talents to serve on our Advisory Boards to help guide decisions, raise funds and spread awareness about Camp.


Medical Advisory Board

The Medical Advisory Board guides the direction and development of our medical program, ensuring that the medical care provided at The Painted Turtle is of the highest quality. The Advisory Board is comprised of many of the Pediatrics Department Chairs in our Founding Hospitals or their selected representatives. Their commitment to the advancement of care for pediatric patients with serious medical conditions is demonstrated by their many contributions to our organization.

Medical Advisory Board Members

Andy Blanscet, PT
Ensign Therapy

Robert Byrd, MD, MPH
University of California Davis Medical Center

Greg Dunkel, RN, BSN
UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Lorry Frankel, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Sutter California Pacific Medical Center

Alan Gianotti, MS, MD, ABEM
Emergency Medicine, Mills Peninsula Hospital. Primary Care, Crescendo MD

Blaze Gusic, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, The Painted Turtle
Chair of Medical Advisory Board

Deborah Holder, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Mimi Kim, MD, FAAP
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Jennifer Lee, RN, CCTC
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Michelle Melendez, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CNS
Health Center Director, The Painted Turtle

Doris Quon, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Orthopedic Hemophilia Treatment Center, Los Angeles

Laurie Reyen, MSN, CNS, RN
UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Susan Shannon, MSN, CPNP
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital – Long Beach

Autumn Stoflet, RN
Nurse Manager, The Painted Turtle

Jorge Vargas, MD, FAAP
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Deb Winn-Hom, MSN, RN
Kaiser Oakland