Laurie Gordon

Laurie is the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Laurie established the Max Gray Fund for Treatment of Mood Disorders in October 2014 in loving memory of her son Max. She raises funds for post-doctoral fellows in the Child and Adolescent, and Adult Mood Disorders Clinics at the Semel Institute at UCLA. Laurie also serves on the Leadership Council of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge.

In October 2018, Laurie and her husband Steven created the UCLA Laurie and Steven Gordon Commitment to Cure Parkinson’s Disease at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This initiative will provide funding for multidisciplinary research, establish five endowed chairs in fields related to Parkinson’s, and support a new PET/MRI facility where the mechanisms of the disease will be more closely examined.

Laurie is also a member of the UCLA International Services Advisory Committee and is a UCLA Health Innovation Advisor. She is also an Ambassador of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Community and, she serves on the Board of the Women’s Guild at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Laurie earned her J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law in New York. She was formerly Vice President of Warner Bros. International Theatres.