Founders & Board of Directors

Our Founders

The Painted Turtle was founded by a truly remarkable group of business people, 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.

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 and Jerry Moss
Paul Newman
Bill Powers
Carolyn Powers

Our Board of Directors

The Painted Turtle is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 25 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.

Page Adler
Founder/Chairman of the Board

Lou Adler

Tom Amster
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Larry Brown
Basketball Coach

Shelly Brown
Board Member, Child Advocates & the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, PA

Melanie Cook
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Janet Crown
Owner, Burn 60 Fitness Studio

Dr. Lorry Frankel, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, California Pacific Medical Center

Steve Gaggero
Managing Director, Pacific Coast Management

John Gilbert
President,Van Law Food Products, Inc.

Helen Graves

Laurentius Harrer
Senior Vice President, Capital Guardian Trust Company

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

John F. Hotchkis
Chairman and CEO, Ramajal LLC

Barbara March

Roy March
CEO, Eastdil Secured, LLC

Sue Ann Masson
Co-Founder, Green Lantern Stables LLC

Nicole Mather
Founder and CEO, House of Sillage

Seth Miller
General Partner & Investment Committee, DBL Investors

Carolyn Powers

Eric Pulier
VP & GM, Cloud

Tony Ressler
Partner, Ares Management LLC

Joseph Rice
Executive Vice President, Head of Operational Risk, Wells Fargo & Company

Dr. Cynthia Telles, PhD.
Director, Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic – UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital

Roger Wittlin
Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager, Hernreich Family Investments