OFFICERS

Becky Buck

Chairman
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Debra Gentz

Treasurer
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Juan Ros, CFP

Secretary
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Chris Woo

Marketing Chair
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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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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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Stephen J. Landsman, CPA

Stephen J. Landsman, CPA

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Dee Levy

Dee Levy

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Marietes "Tes" Macaraya

Marietes “Tes” Macaraya

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David Mack

David Mack

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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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Mona (Bahar) Solasi

Mona (Bahar) Solasi

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Dr. Michael Shore, DC

Dr. Michael Shore, DC

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Bradley Sniderman, Esq.

Bradley Sniderman, Esq.

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Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan

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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.

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.

Reanna Joy Duenas
Geraldine Kimball

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 license Zumba® Fitness Instructor, Zumba® kids and Zumba Kids Jr. , and Zumba Gold Instructor. Gerry hopes to bring joy of dance to more students.

Stacey Lopez

Volunteer + Community Outreach Coordinator

Stacey recently graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Sociology. While at UCLA, Stacey co-founded a campaign to minimize sexual assaults on campus and provide support for survivors of abuse. She was a catalyst for new policies and programs that aimed to protect women on campus and break the cycle of rape culture UCLA. Stacey has developed her experience in the non-profit sector through her work at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Of Ventura County, Justice Rising International, and Third Street Community Center. Stacey is passionate about social justice and intends to begin law school Fall 2022 to further develop her legal knowledge and become a better advocate.

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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.

SUPERSTAR CONSULTANTS

Hallie Blau

Sarah Wild

Grant Coordinator
Christine Hines

Christine Hines

Comptroller