OFFICERS

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan

Chairman
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David Mack

Vice Chairman
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Debra Gentz

Treasurer
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Juan Ros, CFP

Secretary
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Bradley Sniderman, Esq.

Bradley Sniderman, Esq.

Business Affairs
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Chris Woo

Marketing Chair
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brian Sullivan

Becky Buck

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Ivette Dunlop

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Jack Edelstein

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Henry Eshelman

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Heywood Friedman, Esq.

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Gary Gentile

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Stacie Henry

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Jessica Julian, LMFT

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David S. Kestenbaum, Esq.

David S. Kestenbaum, Esq.

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 Dr. Lorne S. Label

Dr. Lorne S. Label, MD, MBA, FAAN, CPE

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Marietes "Tes" Macaraya

Marietes “Tes” Macaraya

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Dr. Gina Meyer

Dr. Gina Meyer

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Alissa Morton

Alissa Morton

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Anita Pressman, CPT

Anita Pressman, CPT

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Rona Reithmayr

Rona Reithmayr

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Mona (Bahar) Solasi

Mona (Bahar) Solasi

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Dr. Michael Shore, DC

Dr. Michael Shore, DC

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TRIBUTE

David Adelman, Esq.

Co-Founder

David had a colorful life and career. A firm believer in the importance of community involvement, Mr. Adelman was a business lawyer assisting a variety of clients with real estate, corporate, and intellectual property needs by developing business strategies, providing business counsel, and helping to structure, negotiate, and document business deals. Referred to as a “Renaissance Lawyer,” Mr. Adelman, was a partner at Greenberg & Bass LLP in Encino and selected to Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016.

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STAFF

Cindy Rakowitz, SCTE (ACE)

Cindy Rakowitz, SCTE (ACE)

Founder & Executive Director

PR Guru, philanthropist, author, lecturer and ACE certified Fitness Pro, Cindy Rakowitz is a highly respected, award-winning top level executive with over 30 years of experience. Known for her tenure as Division President for Playboy Enterprises, she ran global public relations, marketing, advertising, as well as the modeling agency for over 15 years. She sat on the Playboy Foundation Board and became very involved with AIDS education and fundraising. As a premier media trainer, she has a unique ability to help her clients deal with the press during unanticipated crises. She is dedicated to wellness education.

Emily Barry

Executive Assistant

Emily is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast! She is a certified 500-hr Yoga instructor, Nutrition coach, and soon-to-be Personal trainer.  Originally from Baltimore, MD, she moved to SoCal a few years ago for sunshine and new beginnings. She currently splits her time between working as Cindy’s executive assistant, working at the front desk at Agoura Fitness and managing the gym’s social media. In her spare time, she’s studying for her PT certification and exercising horses. She is passionate about kettlebells and functional fitness, creating in the kitchen, growing food, and the microbiome. She hopes to one day combine all of her interests into a Longevity focused health practice to help clients lead stronger, longer, and more abundant lives. Her motto is “Body as guide,” because she believes our bodies are our most direct connection to nature, and nature can teach us everything there is to know.

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Reanna Joy Duenas

Reanna Joy Duenas

Junior Executive Director

This philanthropist brings passion and important skillsets to Fit 4 the Cause. Her experience includes work at Symantec and Deloitte in audit services, compliance, fraud prevention, payment processing and authentication. Initially joining Fit 4 the Cause as a volunteer, Reanna has also worked with Second Harvest Food Bank, Gilroy Compassion Center and The Pawdestrian. Reanna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Sonoma State University and is a NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer. Her family will always be a part of Fit 4 the Cause’s founding volunteer team.

Geraldine Kimball

Social Media Specialist

Geraldine (Gerry) was born in and raised on Long Island in New York before making her way to Ventura County in 1985. Gerry has studied music, dance and musical instruments. Gerry has worked with the public and children for over 20 years as a Trade Show Exhibit Manager, in Marketing and Business Development. Gerry Has worked closely with NASA in supporting NASA’s Mission of keeping children interested in Math and in the Sciences. She is a licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor, Zumba® kids and Zumba Kids Jr., and Zumba Gold Instructor. Gerry hopes to bring the joy of dance to more students.

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Hallie Blau

Hallie Blau

Founding Board Member

Professionally, Hallie has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. For the majority of the past three-plus decades she as successfully managed all aspects of the Law Offices of Howard Blau, from administration, organization, case-work and fiduciary responsibility to client relationships and financial planning. Hallie’s past Board of Directors positions include the North Ranch Homeowners Association and Bridgehaven Homeowners Association. She also spent over six years on the Board of Directors for Hillel International, where she wrote several winning grants for the local chapter at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.

Eric Hunt, CPA

Eric Hunt

CPA

Eric has nearly 20 years of experience in taxation including tax planning, compliance and tax provision services. Prior to joining Glass Malek in 2018, Eric gained extensive tax and accounting experience through management roles for CPA firms located in Southern California. His experience includes providing comprehensive tax services and managing client relationships for medium and small businesses in Media & Entertainment, Technology, Real Estate and Professional Services. He also works with high net worth individuals.

Eric Hunt, CPA

Stephen J. Landsman

CPA

Stephen is a Tax Partner with Baker Tilly US, LLP. Stephen’s 20 years of experience feature client-oriented tax planning, preparation, and compliance services for real estate, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retail, professional, entertainment, and service industry clients. He is one of the most frequently recognized Trusted Advisors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Stephen’s tax planning and preparation expertise includes tax structuring for real estate entities and his financial reporting includes the audit, review, and compilation of financial statements and governmental “yellow book” auditing, compliance testing, and reporting. As a leader and active participant in engagements of due diligence, agreed-upon procedures, and forensic investigations, Stephen prepares and provides custom reports, court declarations, and expert testimony.

SUPERSTAR CONSULTANTS

Hallie Blau

Sarah Wild

Grant Coordinator
Christine Hines

Christine Hines

Comptroller