Founders & Board of Directors

Overview

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.

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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 Powers

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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 

Page Adler*
Chairman of the Board

Lou Adler*
Producer

Tom Amster
Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital

Glenn Bozarth
Volunteer

Larry Brown*
Basketball Coach

Shelly Brown*
Philanthropist

Melanie Cook
Partner at Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Janet Crown*
Owner of Burn 60 Fitness Studio

Jessica Curran
Managing Director of Marketing & Client Relations at Oaktree Capital Management

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

Steve Gaggero
Director of Pacific Coast Management

John Gilbert
President of Van Law Food Products, Inc.

Helen Graves
Philanthropist

Laurentius Harrer
Investor & Philanthropist

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

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

Nicole Mather
Founder & CEO of House of Sillage

Seth Miller
Co-Founder & General Partner of Fearless Ventures

Carolyn Powers*
President of MOCA Board of Trustees & Philanthropist

Eric Pulier
Vice President & General Manager of Cloud

Tony Ressler*
Executive Chairman of Ares Management LP

Joseph Rice
Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company

Mike Van Wyk
Vice President of Customer Research at Capital Group