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.
   
Dina Truedell-Crow
Director of Programs & Events
Dina is an experienced program manager and accountant with over 15 years of governmental and non-profit knowledge. Her expertise spans from government auditing, grant management, revenue accounting to program management, as a Projects Coordinator and Director of a governmental cultural programming department. Additionally, Dina has a passion for helping those less fortunate in the community, providing countless hours of community service to various non-profit organizations through her work with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dina’s diverse background, experience, and empathy for helping others, keenly aligns her with the mission and goals of Fit 4 The Cause. She is committed to helping those in need.
   
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.