Children's Burn Foundation

Children’s Burn Foundation

5000 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 210

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Email: info@childburn.org

Phone:       818-907-2822

Fax:            818-501-4005

To contact a specific staff member, see Staff.

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Executive & Administration Staff
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Executive Director

Sharon Townsend

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Director of Development

Kirstin Clink

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Communications & Creative Content Manager

Julie Beers

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Chief Program Officer

Tanya Sorkin

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Event Manager

Yekaterina Vaganyan

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Program Coordinator

Kami Collins

Program Team

Child & Family Support Groups

Linda Garcia
Hortencia Rojas Hernandez
Maria Tome

L.A. Troupe Safety Smart​

Nick Dalton-Pawle
Koni McCurdy

Teen Program Manager

Marc Osadchey
Emily Frank

 

Careful, That’s Hot! Program Educator

Debbie Karaman

Program Volunteers

Patricia Betancourt, Shanna Hart

Board of Trustees

 

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

Board leadership, professional expertise and generous support make it possible for the Foundation to sustain and expand services to meet the needs of the children and families we serve.

Kathleen Toppino (Chair)

Community Leader

Douglas Mancino (Chair Emeritus)

Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw

 

Lynda Fadel (Vice Chair)

Attorney, Community Leader

 

Barbara Pratt (Secretary)

Council President, Community Leader

 

Members

Dennis Alfieri

Senior Real Estate Investment Consultant

 

Adriana Balaban

Community Leader

 

Chief William R. Bamattre

Fire Chief LA City, Retired

 

Debra Barbanel

Managing Director

Russell Reynolds, Global Real Estate

 

Canard Barnes

Managing Principal

Barnes and Company Investment Council

 

William Barrett, Jr.

Chairman, retired

Fiduciary Trust International of California

 

Chief Gregory Barton

Beverly Hills Fire Departmennt

 

Ellen Danna

The Council President

 

Karen Dodge

Attorney, Butler and Dodge, LLP

 

Sam Elliott

Actor

 

Kate Freeman

Managing Director

Fiduciary Trust International

 

Richard Frey

Attorney, Epstein, Becker & Green

 

Brindell Gottlieb

Community Leader

 

Michael Koch

Healthcare Nonprofit Executive

 

Kara Lew Larew

Vice President of Investments Community

Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc.

 

Carol Mancino

Community Leader

 

Pedro Marti

Sr. VP Investments & Sr. Financial Advisor Wealth Mgt

Wells Fargo

 

Ann Marie Mortimer

Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams

 

Michael Palmer

Managing Director & Co Founder

California Real Estate Regional Center “CaRE”

 

John K. Nickoll

Retired CEO

 

Charles A. Pratt, Jr.

Writer, Television Producer

 

Eric Reimer

Attorney

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP

 

Matt Ruderman

Financial Consultant

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

 

 

Committees

Governance 

Carol Mancino, Chair

 

Finance     

Matt Ruderman, Chair

 

Development & Public Relations   

Kate Freeman, Chair

 

Prevention & Education 

Chief William Bamattre, Chair

 

Full Recovery

Lynda Fadel, Chair

 

Audit

Michael Palmer, Chair

 

Executive 

Kathy Toppino, Chair

 

The Council

 

The mission of Children’s Burn Foundation is furthered by the efforts of The Council, a dynamic volunteer group of 73 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 $18 million since 1996.

One of The Council’s annual activities is the Holiday Party, where Council Members invite our CBF families to come together for a day of festivities at Fire Station 84. This day is filled with music, treats, games, gifts and of course community.

 

Members of The Council of the Children’s Burn Foundation
2019-20 President

Ellen Danna*

Founding President

Carol Mancino*

Members

 

Gwen Aldridge

Adriana Balaban*

Leanna Balaban

Fay Bass

Marjorie Bender

Catherine Berger

Suzanne Bonafede

Alexandra Brand

Shawna Clark

Lily Fukuda Crummy

Ellen Danna*

Barbara Deming

Lexi Fadel

Lynda Fadel*

Pamela Fluor

Barbara Fodor

Kate Freeman*

Ruth Gilliam

Lindsey Gordon

Brindell Gottlieb

Mary Hambric

Betty Hollingsworth

Celia Kahn

Sally Kanin

Lauren Katz

Mary Nguyen Kayne

Kate Kennedy

Dana Kraft Kitaj

Sandra Krause

Beth Lane

Lisa LaPorta

Janet Leahy

Tracey Letteau

Tamara Lowensohn

Susan Lynch

Carol Mancino*

Joan Mangum

Adria Marti

Patty Nickoll

Barbara Nicola

Christine Ofiesh

Nina O’Hern

Mara Palmer

Lianne Pinder

Judy Piro

Sandra Post

Barbara Pratt*

Annette Rasmussen

Deena Regan

Sandra Rosenbaum

Ellie Salamat

Jennifer Shpilsky

Minoo Simantob

Kandus Simpson

Rebeka Sinclair

Laurie Sischo

Yvonne Skillings

Tracy Berliner Smith

Jill Stein

Robin Swartz

Ginny Sydorick

Susan Tivoli

Kathleen Toppino*

Amanda Tunnell

Sherry Tunnell

Elinor Turner

Alexis Vourvoulis

Lynelle Wagner

Heidi Widelitz

 

*Board Members of The Council