Executive & Administration Staff
Child & Family Support Groups
Hortencia Rojas Hernandez
L.A. Troupe Safety Smart
Teen Program Manager
Careful, That’s Hot! Program Educator
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)
Douglas Mancino (Chair Emeritus)
Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw
Lynda Fadel (Vice Chair)
Attorney, Community Leader
Barbara Pratt (Secretary)
Council President, Community Leader
Senior Real Estate Investment Consultant
Chief William R. Bamattre
Fire Chief LA City, Retired
Russell Reynolds, Global Real Estate
Barnes and Company Investment Council
William Barrett, Jr.
Fiduciary Trust International of California
Chief Gregory Barton
Beverly Hills Fire Departmennt
The Council President
Attorney, Butler and Dodge, LLP
Fiduciary Trust International
Attorney, Epstein, Becker & Green
Healthcare Nonprofit Executive
Kara Lew Larew
Vice President of Investments Community
Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc.
Sr. VP Investments & Sr. Financial Advisor Wealth Mgt
Ann Marie Mortimer
Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams
Managing Director & Co Founder
California Real Estate Regional Center “CaRE”
John K. Nickoll
Charles A. Pratt, Jr.
Writer, Television Producer
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Carol Mancino, Chair
Matt Ruderman, Chair
Development & Public Relations
Kate Freeman, Chair
Prevention & Education
Chief William Bamattre, Chair
Lynda Fadel, Chair
Michael Palmer, Chair
Kathy Toppino, Chair
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
Lily Fukuda Crummy
Mary Nguyen Kayne
Dana Kraft Kitaj
Tracy Berliner Smith
*Board Members of The Council