Staff

Cindy Rakowitz
Founder & Interim 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.
   
Shannon Cain
Community Relations Director
Shannon Cain is a marketing, communications, and business development professional with over 15 years of brand engagement expertise. Her non-profit experience includes directing marketing and communications initiatives for After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger; and subsequently overseeing strategies for a national health and wellness foundation. As a lead director for these charities, she was responsible for marketing, branding, public relations, strategic partnerships, communications and building a community of supporters to increase the organizations’ capacities to support deserving individuals. 
   
Reanna Joy Duenas
Assistant to the 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.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Sonoma State University and is currently interested in pursuing her fitness certification. Her family will always be a part of Fit 4 the Cause’s founding volunteer team.
   
heather Heather McLeod
Administrative Assistant
Heather has a passion for helping others and working in the non-profit sector. Her past experience include working at Many Mansions, which provides well-managed, service-enriched, affordable housing to low-income residents of Ventura County and its surrounding communities. Heather came to Many Mansions to assist with their Community Outreach, in-kind donations and social media. She had a passion for bringing nutrition and fitness to those less fortunate and connected Fit 4 the Cause and Food Forward with Many Mansions so their residents could be educated and healthy.