Founders & Board of Directors


Founders & Board of Directors

The Painted Turtle Board Members

The Painted Turtle was founded by a remarkable group of business men and women, 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.


Our Founders

Meet Our Founders

*In Memoriam

Page and Lou Adler
Lani and Herb Alpert
Shelly Brown
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 Moss
Jerry Moss*
Paul Newman*
Bill Powers
Carolyn Clark Powers


Our Board of Directors

The Painted Turtle is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 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.

Meet Our Board

*Founder of The Painted Turtle 
^Emeritus Director

Page Adler*
Chairman of the Board

Lou Adler*

Tom Amster
Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Capital

Gina Bibby
Partner at Withers Bergman LLP

Glenn Bozarth

Nicole Brockway
President, Biologicals and Chemicals Division, BioProduction, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Larry Brown*
Basketball Coach

Shelly Brown*

Janet Crown*
Owner of Burn 60 Fitness Studio and Brewery X

Dr. Lorry Frankel, M.D.
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center

Steve Gaggero
Director of Pacific Coast Management

Helen Graves

Justin Guichard
Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager at Oaktree Capital Management

David M. Hernand, Esq.
Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Sue Ann Masson*
Co-Founder of Green Lantern Stables LLC

Douglas McNeely
Managing Director and Partner at The Carlyle Group

Seth Miller
Co-Founder & General Partner of Fearless Ventures

Tina M. Pompey
Principal Counsel, Intellectual Property at The Walt Disney Company

Carolyn Clark Powers*
President of MOCA Board of Trustees & Philanthropist

Eric Pulier
Founder & CEO of Vatomic

Tony Ressler*^
Executive Chairman of Ares Management LP

Joseph Rice
Executive Vice President of Operations at Nammi Therapeutics, Inc. 

Dr. Jorge H. Vargas, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Professor at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital