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The Team

Kirstin Clink
Executive Director
Tanya Sorkin
Chief Program Officer
Kevin Brown
Director of Development
Yekaterina Vaganyan
Development and Event Manager
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Mara Palmer Madsen
Marketing Director
Debbie Karaman
Burn Prevention Educator
Kami Collins
Program Manager
Rosalind Auzenne
Office Business Manager
Lainie L'Orange
Program Manager
Linda Garcia
Psychosocial Coordinator

Children’s Burn Foundation is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees comprised of business and community leaders, philanthropists, and child advocates.

The Board 

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Kathleen Toppino, Chair
Community Leader

Lynda Fadel, Vice Chair
Attorney, Community Leader

Barbara Pratt, Secretary
Community Leader

Douglas Mancino, Chair Emeritus
Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw

Chief William R. Bamattre, Advisor to the Board
Fire Chief LA City, Retired

Board of Trustees

Dennis Alfieri
Real Estate Developer and Management

Adriana Balaban
Community Leader

Deb Barbanel
Managing Director
Russell Reynolds, Global Real Estate

William Barrett, Jr.
Retired CEO

Chief Gregory Barton
Fire Chief, Beverly Hills Fire Dept.

Fritz Coleman
Channel 4 Weatherman, retired

Karen Dodge
Butler and Dodge, LLP

Sam Elliott

Kate Freeman
Managing Director
Fiduciary Trust International

Richard Frey

Attorney, Epstein Green Becker

Dana Kraft Kitaj

Community Leader 

Kara Lew Larew
CEO, Sentient Advisors, Inc.

Carol Mancino
Community Leader

Pedro Martí
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
The Martí Group, Rockefeller Capital Management

Ann Marie Mortimer
Managing Partner
Hunton & Williams

Dr. Vimal K. Murthy
Burn Surgeon
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

John Nickoll
Retired CEO

Michael Palmer
Managing Director & Co Founder
California Real Estate Regional Center “CaRE”

Charles A. Pratt, Jr.
Writer, Television Producer

Eric Reimer
Attorney, Partner, Milbank

Matt Ruderman
Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Virginia Stevenson
Community Leader

The Council

The mission of Children’s Burn Foundation is furthered by the efforts of The Council, a dynamic volunteer group of 67 dedicated members who work to support the Foundation’s fundraising and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1996, The Council hosts the annual Giving New Hope Benefit, where they bestow the Giving New Hope Award to a community leader who has demonstrated significant commitment to improving the lives of children. Through the Giving New Hope Benefit, The Council has raised more than $24 million since 1996.


One of The Council’s annual activities is the Children's Holiday Party, where Council Members invite our CBF families to come together for a day of festivities. This day is filled with music, treats, games, gifts, and of course, community.


Kandus Simpson

Adriana Balaban
Julie Barker
Fay Bass
Marjorie Bender
Alexandra Brand
Katheryn Chinski
Shawna Clark
Amber Cohen
Lily Fukuda Crummy
Ellen Danna
Barbara Deming
Ester Demorest
Kathleen Dohrmann
Theodora Dolotta
Lexi Fadel
Lynda Fadel
Pamela Fluor
Cindy Gaytan
Ruth Gilliam
Lindsey Gordon
Elaine Hawkes
Betty Hollingsworth
Dori Howell
Heidi Jackson
Maralee Kanin, MD
Sally Kanin
Lauren Katz
Mary Nguyen Kayne
Kate Kennedy
Jackie Park Kim
Dana Kraft Kitaj
Sandra Krause
Marie Krueger
Beth Lane
Lisa LaPorta
Tracey Letteau
Janna Lowensohn

Tamara Lowensohn
Angela Mabon
Mara Madsen
Carol Mancino
Joan Mangum
Dorrie Markovits
Adria Martí
Shannon Minor
Patty Nickoll
Christine Ofiesh
Nina O’Hern
Jessica Pashkow
Sandra Post
Barbara Pratt
Rosetta Purcell
Annette Rasmussen
Deena Regan
Sandra Rosenbaum
Ellie Salamat
Heather Shuemaker
Minoo Simantob
Laurie Sischo
Amy Siskind
Yvonne Skillings
Tracy Berliner Smith
Jill Stein
Jessica Jones Studholme
Robin Swartz
Sherri Sylvester
Kathleen Toppino
Sherry Tunnell
Elinor Turner
Shana Veiseh
Lynelle Wagner
Sandra Walder
Andrea Jordan Walker
Cindy Williams

Carol Mancino
Founding President

Council Downloadable Membership Form
and Spring 2022 Council Newsletter

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