Kristi L. Barens

Principal Mullin Barens Sanford Financial

Kristi is Principal of Mullin Barens Sanford Financial, a national consulting firm specializing in executive benefit planning. Kristi is based in the Los Angeles headquarters, where she is responsible for new business development. Before moving to her current post, Kristi served as Mullin's Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, she builds on 15 years of developing strategic client relationships. With particular expertise in life insurance benefits and products, she consults with clients from a variety of industries on executive benefit strategy and design.

Kristi was responsible for the initial design and implementation of MIDAS, an Internet-based system that monitors and administers non-qualified executive benefit programs for Mullin's clients. Kristi continues to provide input and direction for the design and implementation of new e-business opportunities.

A frequent seminar speaker, Kristi has made presentations at many life insurance conferences. She also has published articles on executive benefits and life insurance in The Journal of Compensation and Benefits, The Journal of Accountancy, Director's Monthly, and The CPA Journal.

Kristi serves on the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors and is a member of its Campaign Committee and Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Orange County and serves on the Leadership Council of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received nominations for Philanthropist of the Year and Executive of the Year for the 2003 Los Angeles Business Journal Women Making a Difference Awards.

Kristi graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences.

Peggy Bloomfield

In Memoriam

Peggy was born in Escondido, California, and lived on her parents' citrus ranch until she was 17 and came to the Los Angeles area for college. Peggy accepted an honor scholarship to Occidental College, later transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, and finished up at Wright MacMahon Secretarial School. She worked in the purchasing department of a small defense firm and later became a one-woman office for her former boss in his new company.

Peggy married William E. Bloomfield, and together in 1947 they founded Web Service Co., a coin-operated laundry business. This venture was when automatic washers first appeared, and the business grew rapidly. Peggy was the "office," and her husband managed everything else. They spread out gradually, until the company finally covered all of the Sun Belt across the country. She is still active on the Board of Directors, as Secretary and Chair of stock records. Web Service's national headquarters is located in Redondo Beach.

Peggy has one stepdaughter, Carole, and Bill and she have two children: Joanne Hunter and William Bloomfield, Jr. Together, they have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 2004.

At UCLA, Peggy is active as a member of the Board of Councillors of The UCLA Foundation, Chair of the Chancellor's cabinet of the Chancellor's Associates, a member of Women & Philanthropy, and participates with other groups. She serves on the board of the Westwood Village Rotary Club Auxiliary and the Concern Foundation. Also, Peggy is active in her Bloomfield Family Foundation, plus being a supporter of the Jonsson Cancer Center at UCLA, KCET, the Music Center, and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. She is a member of the Mayflower Society and the D.A.R, as well.

Linda J. Bozung

Retired Partner

Linda is a Retired Partner of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP in Los Angeles. She Graduated with a B.S. degree from Purdue University in 1969, focusing on Computer Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Linda earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review from 1976-1977. She received her LL.M. degree at Harvard University in 1979, with an emphasis on Land Use Planning, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law.

Linda's practice includes land use planning, zoning, and entitlement acquisition and protections. Specifically, she manages, general plan and zoning amendments; all types of land use permits, such as variances and conditional-use permits; and the drafting and negotiation of development agreements. She has 27 years of experience overseeing the preparation and certification of Environmental Impact Reports and all California Environmental Quality Act documents. Linda also is involved with Fifth Amendment takings law and regularly provides endangered species and wetlands counsel. She has extensive negotiation experience regarding environmental and development project approvals, and interacts regularly with a wide range of governmental agencies.

In addition to being a frequent speaker at land use, zoning, planning, and environmental conferences, Linda has served on the governing council of the Urban, State, and Local Government Law Section of the American Bar Association and chaired the ABA Land Use Committee for several years. Los Angeles Business Journal named her one of "The 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law." Los Angeles magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers recognized her as a "Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004 and 2005" and one of "The 50 Super Women Lawyers in 2004." Also in 2005,  Real Estate Southern California, a publication of the commercial real estate industry, cited Linda as one of "Southern California's Most Influential Women." She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as well.

Susan Burnett

Managing Director Private Banker U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Susan is a Managing Director and Private Banker in U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Susan has more than 22 years of financial services and commercial real estate experience. Susan was Managing Director and Private Banker in Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management's Los Angeles office, where she served ultra-high-net-worth clients, with an emphasis on real estate entrepreneurs and financial sponsors, as well as the technology and entertainment industries. She was also Managing Director and Relationship Manager at Citigroup Private Bank in Los Angeles. While at Citigroup's real estate division, she was a portfolio manager of distressed commercial real estate debt on the West Coast and in Mexico. She restructured more than $1 billion of real estate debt utilizing the CMBS market, debt restructures, and loan sales to investors. Prior to that endeavor, Susan was the President of Ninth Square Association, where she co-managed the development of a $124-million real estate venture in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The Yale Endowment participated in Ninth Square investment by purchasing $50 million in Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority Bonds.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, Susan holds a Master's in Business Administration in finance and marketing from UCLA.

Iris Cantor

CEO, Amethyst LLC President & Chairman, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

A Voice for Healthcare

Iris Cantor is Chairman and President of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and CEO and President of Amethyst, Inc., a financial holding company. She and her husband B. Gerald Cantor (1916-1996) established the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in 1978 to fund the visual arts and medical, educational, and cultural institutions and programs in the United States and abroad. Her passion for advancing women's health care has shaped her innovative philanthropic goals and has made her an admired figure among her peers.

Mrs. Cantor's commitment to women's health began when her beloved sister died from breast cancer.  She founded the Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging at UCLA, which offers state-of-the-art subsidized and regular mammography screenings. In July 1995 UCLA opened the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center, recognized internationally as a center of excellence that integrates research and education with high-quality primary care.  Mrs. Cantor has been involved in The UCLA Foundation since 1989. She was on the Board of Trustees from 1989-1997, Board of Governors from 1997-2000, and Board of Councillors from 2000-2006 and has been a UCLA Foundation Governor from 2005-present.

In April 2002, Iris Cantor created the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  The Center operates according to her vision of providing "one-stop shopping" for women's health care, fitness, and nutrition.  The Center has been a huge success and its philosophy has been emulated world-wide.

In New York Mrs. Cantor serves on the Board of Governors of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Lying-In Hospital, where earlier the Cantors had provided funds to create the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Ambulatory Surgery Center for outpatient care and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Laboratory for Immunological Research in Diabetes. In 1996, Mrs. Cantor donated funds to the Hospital's OB/GYN Department to provide eleven birthing rooms, two operating rooms, and a new waiting room.

Mrs. Cantor and the Cantor Foundation have also funded research, facilities and services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, at Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research, at the Rogosin Institute, and at Discovery Eye Foundation.  In each of these important institutions she has had a leadership role in providing funds for research and patient services.

A partner with her husband in amassing the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculpture in private hands, Iris Cantor continues to carry out Mr. Cantor's legacy of sharing Rodin's achievements with a world-wide audience.  At one time she and her husband owned more than 750 large- and small-scale Rodin sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia. During the last two decades the Cantors and their Foundation have donated more than 450 Rodin sculptures and ephemera to at least 70 institutions around the world.  Nearly ten million people have seen the traveling exhibitions of Rodin sculptures organized by the Cantor Foundation. They endowed numerous galleries, sculpture gardens, and scholarly chairs at major museums and universities. Mrs. Cantor has also provided leadership and vision as a trustee of major museums, among them the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Most recently Iris Cantor also has championed the education of future artists.  Currently she sits on the Board of Exploring the Arts, Inc., the support organization for the new Frank Sinatra School for the Arts in Queens; she is also a member of the Dean's Committee of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.  She is the recipient of many awards, among them the National Medal of Arts (from President and Mrs. Clinton), the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Award from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts from ArtTable, and the UCLA Medal (the University's highest honor).  She is a Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor and holds an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross.  She recently received a second such degree from Laguna College of Art + Design. 

On September 27, 2018, Iris Cantor, a longtime UCLA donor and a champion of women’s health, has made a $10-million commitment to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Of the visionary gift, $2 million will establish the Iris Cantor Endowed Chair in Women’s Health, and $8 million will advance the training and education of generations of clinicians and scientists in women’s healthcare. In recognition of Cantor’s philanthropy, UCLA named the Iris Cantor Auditorium, located on Level 1 of Geffen Hall, and unveiled the signage commemorating the newly named auditorium.

For more information about Iris Cantor or the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, please visit the Foundation's website at:

Robin Carnesale

Founder, RGA, Inc.
Founder, RGA, Inc.

Mary Ann Cloyd

Director Bellerophon Therapeutics

Mary Ann Cloyd is the Director of Bellerophon Therapeutics. Mary Ann was a senior Partner with PwC until her retirement in June 2015. Most recently she was the Leader of PwC's Center for Board Governance. The Center’s mission is to help directors effectively meet the challenges of their critical roles by sharing governance leading practices, publishing thought leadership materials, offering forums on current issues, and meeting with boards of directors, audit committees, and executives to share insights into significant governance challenges and developments.

Mary Ann has over 39 years of public accounting experience serving multinational corporate clients in a variety of industries. She has served on both PwC's Global and US Boards of Partners and Principals. Mary Ann also has substantial operational experience. She was the Tax Market Leader for the Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas tax practices for many years.

On the US Board Mary Ann chaired the Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance Committee and the Partner Admissions Committee. She was also on the Management Executive Compensation Committee, Finance and People Committees. On the Global Board she served on the Risk and Operations Committee and the Clients Committee.

Mary Ann currently serves on the board of Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. She is chair of the Audit Committee and also on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Active in professional and community organizations, Mary Ann is on the Board of Trustees of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation, Inc. and was President of the Foundation for many years. She is also Chair of the UCLA Iris Cantor Women's Center Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for the GeffenPlayhouse. She has previously been a member of the United Way of Southern California Women Leaders' Steering Committee and the Baylor Business School Advisory Board. In addition, she has been on the Boards of the California Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.

Mary Ann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Jan Cloyde

Retired Bank Executive

Jan Cloyde is a Retired Bank Executive. As the former executive Vice President and Director of Banking Services at City National Bank, Jan was responsible for many of City National Bank's fundamental client service activities, including check processing, statement production, coin and currency, and ATM operations. She also oversaw information systems, loan service and underwriting, and international cash management, e-commerce, and investment operations. She served on the five-member Strategy and Planning Committee and the Executive Committee, as well.

Before joining City National Bank, Jan worked for two years at Home Savings of America, where she was Executive Vice President and Director of Banking Services. In addition to overseeing banking operations and cash management, she was responsible for major productivity improvements to the bank's residential mortgage lending business and was a member of the Management Committee and Asset/Liability Committee.

Between 1984 and 1996, Jan was a Senior Executive at First Interstate Bancorporations, serving on the company's Administrative Committee and the Managing Committee of First Interstate Bank of California. From 1980 to 1984, Jan was Vice President at Crocker Bank.

Jan received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma State University. She is a life member of the university's Alumni Association, and was recently honored as the Outstanding Arts and Sciences Graduate. She also sits on the University of Redlands Board of Trustees as well as the board's Executive Committee, and chairs the Advisory Board of the University's business school.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Jan is an emeritus board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, and Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of its predecessor, Big Sisters of Los Angeles. She also is a founding board members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and a member of the President's Council of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Suzanne Fisher

Trustee Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Audree Fowler

Retired Ph.D. UCLA Protein Sequencing Research Group

A Los Angeles native, Audree retired from UCLA in 1999. She had been a research biological chemist in the Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and while at UCLA became involved in a number of areas including the Molecular Biology Institute, the UCLA Protein Microsequencing Facility and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. At UCLA, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1956 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1963. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and then in the Department of Biological Chemistry at UCLA from 1965 to 1966.

Her professional memberships include the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Protein Society, Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), Sigma Xi, Association of Academic Women (UCLA), and Chemists Association (UCLA). In 1984, she was one of five founding members of the ABRF, which now is an international organization of 1,100 members.

Among Audree's academic honors are the National Tuberculosis Society Predoctoral Fellowship and NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship and the American Society of Biological Chemists Travel Award to the 8th International Congress of Biochemistry. She has co-authored 84 publications, but the highlight of her career as a protein sequencer was the publication in 1978 of seven papers in the "Journal of Biological Chemistry" on the complete sequence of beta galactosidase - the longest protein ever sequenced directly (1,023 amino acid residues).

In addition to Audree's educational and professional ties to UCLA, she is also involved as a volunteer. She was on the Chancellor's Equal Opportunity/Academic Affirmative Action Compliance Committee, Faculty Center Association and Board of Governors, Fire and Safety Committees for the Center for the Health Sciences and the School of Medicine, UCLA Radiation Safety Committee, and JCCC Leadership Advisory Committee. Audree is a true-blue-and-gold Bruin.

Karren Ganstwig

Women’s Health Advocate

Karren is a long-time Bruin, having graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History in 1974. She and her husband Howard Welinsky, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Distribution who is also a Bruin ('72), were even married on campus. Upon graduation, Karren began a successful career in retail, later becoming an executive in the field before retiring during her own battle with breast cancer. Her personal experience and great compassion have made her a dynamic advocate for women's health and inspired her to participate in a number of organizations.

In addition to serving on the Iris Cantor-Women's Health Executive Advisory Board, Karren is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance. She is a member of Team Survivor which offers exercise and support programs for women with past and present breast cancer diagnoses. Karren was nominated to the post of California Advocate Observer on the Innovative Treatments/ Earlier Detection Committee, which serves the California Breast Cancer Research Program sponsored by the University of California, Office of the President. She is also an advocate for the National Breast Cancer Coalition, including participation in Project LEAD, an extensive four-day program designed to help breast cancer activists influence research and public policy processes.

Karren and her husband are very involved in the Jewish community, including affiliation with the American Technion Society, supporting Technion University in Israel. She is an avid tennis player, enjoys dragon-boat racing, and has run two marathons in Ireland and Italy. She is an active health buff and chocolate lover, which she insists is not an oxymoron. Karren, Howard, and Moishe (their Shar-pei/ Rhodesian puppy) live in Toluca Lake.

Denise Goldfarb

The Pergo Foundation

Eileen Goodis

Partner stateJEK Associates

Eileen is Partner at stateJEK Associates. Eileen was formerly President/CEO of Home Pharmacy of California, which provides infusion therapy, nutritional support, specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as hospice medication services to patients in the home setting. Founded by Eileen in 1986, the company is a regional provider to patients throughout Southern California. Previously, she founded Patient Care Pharmacy (in 1983) that offered pharmaceutical services to long-term care facilities. In 1993, she sold the company to Integrated Health Services and developed it nationally.

Eileen received her undergraduate training at UCLA and her doctorate in pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy, where she is currently Chair, Board of Councilors, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pharmacy.

She participates in a number of professional and community organizations, including Adaptive Business Leaders of Southern California; World Presidents Organization; Chief Executives Organization; Board member, John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation; UCLA Executive Health Council; and Board of Overseers, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since 1995, Eileen also has been an active participant with the Fulfillment Fund, in which she provides one-on-one mentoring.

Julia Gouw

Retired President & Chief Operating Officer East West Bank

Julia Gouw is Retired President & Chief Operating Officer of East West Bank, the fourth largest commercial bank based in Los Angeles. She joined the bank in July 1989 as Vice President and Controller and was later promoted to Chief Financial Officer. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 1997. During her tenure, the Bank grew from $400 million in total assets to more than $4.6 billion and became one of the top performing banks in the country.

Born and raised in Indonesia, Julia came to the United States in 1978, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in Accounting with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She later became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP as a Senior Audit Manager. She left the accounting firm to join East West Bank.

Julia serves on the Board of Visitors of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Board of Directors of Huntington Hospital, Board of Trustees of Saint John's Health Center Foundation, Board of Governors of City Club, and Board of Overseers of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She is a member of the Financial Executives' Institute and California Society of CPAs. She is a Past President of the Financial Managers Society - Los Angeles Chapter.

Among her philanthropic activities, Julia established the Endowed Chair for Mood Disorders Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is a strong supporter of the United Way Women Leaders Bridging the Gap and a member of the California Gold Society of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Julia was named in the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by US Banker Magazine in October 2003. She also received the Women Making a Difference Award, Philanthropist of the Year from Los Angeles Business Journal, and the first Philanthropist of the Year Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2003.

Patricia Dunn Grey

Retired V.P. Bankers Trust

Patricia Dunn Grey is Retired V.P. of Bankers Trust. Patricia has a broad and rewarding background. She was raised in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, in 1980; and moved to New York to begin a 15-year career in employee benefit consulting and sales.

She started at Mutual of New York, in the New Business Underwriting Department, then moved into pension investment sales at CAN, and from there worked in consulting at Johnson & Higgins. This position led to a partnership opportunity in 1986 at the Wyatt Company, an international consulting group specializing in employee benefits. In 1991, Patricia was hired to run the U.S. Sales & Marketing for an international subsidiary of Bankers Trust.

In 1995, she retired and married Ricahrd E. Grey, UCLA '56, long-time Chairman and CEO of Tyco Toys, Inc., now retired. Since, then, Patricia has been managing her own investments and focusing on philanthropy, in 1999, she and her husband created a UCLA Basketball Endowed Grant-in-Aid Fund. In 2000 she established the Patricia Dunn Grey Endowed Fund at Wheaton College for the Filene Center for Work and Learning in honor of her 20th reunion. She also joined the Board of Women & Philanthropy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Patricia's commitment has been directed to Dr. Gary Small's Alzheimer's disease research at UCLA's Center on Aging, in memory of her father.

In 2001, she was selected to become a Trustee of Wheaton College. Also, that year, she was nominated to the Board of the Center on Aging at UCLA. In 2002, Patricia was appointed to The UCLA Foundation Board of Councillors. In 2003, she co-chaired the ICON Award Dinner, raising $350,000 for the Center on Aging. She chaired the 2004 and 2005 ICON award events, as well. In 2003, Patricia was elected to The UCLA Foundation Board of Governors and, in 2004, was appointed to the Board's Volunteer Stewardship Committee. Also, she was made co-chair of Wheaton's Advancement Committee. Patricia is a member of the Blue Ribbon and the Board of Overseers at the Music Center of Los Angeles and Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Moreover, she is a Patron of the Los Angeles Opera. A former competitive figure skater (1966-1976), Patricia enjoys the arts and travel. In addition to their home in Los Angeles, the Greys maintain a residence in New York City.

Patricia Dunn Grey

Chair MLK Health and Wellness CDC

Linda is an entrepreneur with a career that encompasses civic leadership, business management, and government service. She is the Chair of MLK Health and Wellness CDC and the President of Griego Enterprises, Inc., a producer of television programming aimed at the young Latino market. Linda also serves as the Managing General Partner of Engine Co. No. 28, a successful downtown Los Angeles restaurant that she founded in 1988, and participated in the development of that landmark firehouse into offices.

From 1990 until January 2000, Linda held public services assignments, including Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank, a $430-million federally funded development bank. From 1994 until 1997, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rebuild LA (RLA), created in 1992 to spearhead a five-year riot recovery plan. From 1991 to 1993, Linda served as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles.

From 1998 until 2003, Linda served as a Los Angeles Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of US Bank. Until the respective mergers of First Interstate Bank and Tokai Bank, Linda served on their Boards of Directors. In 1998, she was a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy. She was a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blockbuster, Inc., Granite Construction, Inc., and Southwest Water Company. From 1995 until 2003, Linda was a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Currently, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and is a founding board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Linda has received several leadership awards, including those from the City of Hope, the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican Bar Foundation, and the San Francisco Hispanic Foundation. Born and raised in New Mexico, Linda comes from a Mexican American family of bakers and railroad workers. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in History in 1975 from UCLA.

Susan Isacoff

Retired Superior Court Judge

Susan Isacoff is a native of Los Angeles. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA as an undergraduate and earned her law degree at Loyola Law School. After her admission to the California State Bar, Judge Isacoff worked in a small law firm specializing in criminal law (1971-1975) and then joined the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Most of her six years as a Deputy City Attorney were spent in the criminal division, but she also briefly served in the Department of Water and Power. Judge Isacoff was involved in a pioneering domestic violence unit, where she prepared the guidelines for the prosecution of child-abuse cases. In addition, she was the Supervising Attorney of the City Attorney's West Los Angeles branch.

Judge Isacoff was appointed to the bench by then-Governor Jerry Brown in 1981. For her first 16 years, she served in the criminal division. In January 1997, she moved to the civil division and ultimately spent two years as one of four judges in the appellate division of the Superior Court. Her administrative positions during her judicial career included Supervising Judge of the Municipal Court's criminal courthouse, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court, Acting Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court, and Supervising Judge of a civil unit in the Superior Court. She served a total of 23 years on the bench, retiring in 2004.

During the past years, Judge Isacoff has been a supporter of the Fulfillment Fund, Center Theatre Group, the Children's Institute Incorporated, Hebrew University, and several cancer research organizations. Recently, she was appointed to the Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission, which is charged with the evaluation of individuals seeking appointments to judicial office or candidates up for election to judicial office. Her term begins February 2008.

Krystyna L. Jamieson

Attorney Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

Lisa Richards Keston

Lisa Richards Keston

Lisa Richards Keston

Retired Shareholder Bird, Marella, Boxer, P.C.

Jason is a retired shareholder of the law firm of Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Lincenberg & Drooks, P.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1966 and graduated with a JD degree from George Washington University Law School in 1969. From 1969 to 1970, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Andrew Hood, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Jason was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1983, where he prosecuted federal and state criminal offenses and defended the government in civil suits. Among Jason's criminal cases that had a broad impact was a rape case in which Jason successfully argued that the victim's prior sexual behavior was not admissible. Jason was then asked by Representative Elizabeth Holtzman's office to consult on the drafting of what became Federal Rule of Evidence 412, which limits the admission of evidence of a victim's prior sexual behavior in the federal courts. During this time Jason also created and taught a course on the subject of expert witnesses at George Washington University Law School.

From 1983 to 2010, Jason's civil practice at Bird Marella focused on business litigation. His criminal practice concentrated on the defense of individuals and entities in white collar investigations in the federal courts. Jason authored or co-authored six articles, several addressing legal ethics about which Jason made a number of presentations to law firms and at bar association programs.

As the Chair of the Brentwood Glen Association's Transportation Committee, Jason led the multi-year opposition to Caltrans' proposal to add a southbound lane on the 405 Freeway near UCLA. At the end of the process Caltrans abandoned its effort to add this lane.

Jason believes that good health for women is good for men's health.

Elaine S. Lasnik-Broida

President Lasnik-Broida Consultants, Inc. An Affiliate of the Croner Company

Elaine brings more than 30 years of compensation and performance managements experience to serve client needs. She facilitates the design and implementation of variable compensation, performance management, and recognition programs that reinforce clients' business strategies and priorities.

While her experience crosses industries, Elaine consults extensively with grant-making foundations and major public charities. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from the University of Southern California and a Professional Designation of Personnel Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an active supporter of UCLA women's health center and women's basketball. In addition to varied charitable work and financial giving, she is providing funds for the building of a no-kill animal shelter under the auspices of the Eastern Madera County SPCA.

Lauren Leichtman

CEO and Founding Partner Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc.

Lauren B. Leichtman, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, co-founded Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 1984. Ms. Leichtman has been a private equity investor for more than 32 years. LLCP currently manages in excess of $7.5 billion in institutional capital. Prior to founding LLCP, Ms. Leichtman practiced law for approximately ten years, including three years with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Leichtman received a B.A. from California State University Northridge (1972), a J.D. from Southwestern Law School (1977) and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (1982). She currently serves on the boards of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Southwestern Law School and the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. She has been married to Arthur Levine for 37 years, they have 3 children and 1 grandson.

Lois Magnin

Lois Magnin
Vice President The Magnin Group

Lynn McKenzie

Partner KPMG LLP

Joan and Lily Sutantyo

Retired General Counsel Teledyne, Inc.

Judith received her undergraduate degree from La Sierra University in Riverside, California, and was awarded a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Southern California Law School. From 1968 to 1997, she worked at Teledyne, Inc., becoming Corporate Secretary in 1987 and General Counsel, as well, in 1990. Judith was responsible for the legal affairs of the firm's insurance and finances subsidiaries, and also was involved in securities, taxation, product liability, and administrative law. While in active law practice, she was a panelist or speaker at the American Bar Association and Practicing Law Institute programs.

For several years, Judith served on the Boards of Directors of the Social and Public Arts Resource Center, Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Semtech Corporation, and Argonaut Group, Inc. In addition, she maintained an organic farm in Brazil, which was an extremely difficult endeavor. Having contracted a tropical illness there, she has chosen to leave the farm in the hands of others - but it was a memorable experience in many ways.

Kathleen Peacock

Kathleen Peacock

Azar Sagheb


Azar arrived in the U.S.. from Iran, newly married, in November, 1956.  She had been a student at the University of Tehran with a major in chemical engineering, wanting to continue her education at UCLA, and to Azar's great surprise, UCLA discouraged her from continuing that path because women didn't study engineering in U.S. in the 50's.  She enrolled in Immaculate Heart College and graduated with a degree in Chemistry; years later, Azar received a M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science.  During her college years, she had two children, the older, an attorney, and the younger, an investment banker (retired).

The first 7 years of her career, Azar worked in research centered on blood issues, and the correlation between fatty foods and heart disease.  Then, she worked in clinical laboratories for 9 years, and after Azar completed her Masters then worked for the State Department of Public Health.  She is proud of her work, not only because it was important to the field, but also because while her children were growing up, she was in a very small group of professional women who had careers while simultaneously raising their children.  After retiring, Azar took French classes at UCLA and enjoyed learning a new language; after her grandchildren were born, she focused on being a doting grandmother.


Azar enjoys spending her free time helping with Women's Health because, since she immigrated to this country, it was obvious that women were not treated with the same focus and importance as men.  It's time to level the playing field.

Joan and Lily Sutantyo

 Joan and Lily Sutantyo
Multi Investiments Associates Corporate Member

Roslyn Holt Swartz

Roslyn Holt Swartz
President & CEO Leader Properties, Inc.

Josie Tong

Realtor Sotheby's International Realty

Josie is a realtor at Sotheby's International Realty—Beverly Hills. She represents local and international buyers and sellers who rely on her local knowledge and exceptional research and marketing skills. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Cantonese and has a BA in accounting and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Josie recently represented the American Red Cross in the sale of their historic mansion and a Cultural Heritage Landmark, the Cravens Estate in Pasadena, California. Josie and her partner donated 100% of their 6-figure commissions and all marketing expenses back to the Red Cross from this significant sale.

Prior to real estate, Josie had 20+ years of experience in consulting including with Price Waterhouse and in the electronic payment industry. She held management positions at a wholly owned subsidiary of multi-national Deluxe Corp. including positions as GM/Director of Asia Pacific Operations and VP/Controller overseeing operations with annual revenue of over $140 million.

Josie enjoys travel, current affairs, art, and architecture. She is actively involved with the community, especially the American Red Cross. She is the Chair of American Red Cross LA Region Tiffany Circle and a member of the National Council of the Tiffany Circle. She served on the Board of the American Red Cross Santa Monica Bay Chapter. Josie is a member of the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club and chaired its 2017 Holiday Boutique. She is a former trustee of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. She is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, LA World Affairs Council, Asia Society, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce.

Cari Wolk

Cari Wolk
President Athena Parking, Inc.

Sue Yang

Independent Consultant Susan Zolla

Sue Yang, Ph.D currently consults and helps multi-national companies develop international strategies, especially in China. After nearly two decades in banking, Sue held various leadership positions at Bank of America and East West bank. As Senior Vice President at Bank of America Sue led the strategic investment of the company in China Construction Bank which generated billions of investment gains for Bank of America. She was Executive Vice President with East West Bank before she left in 2013 to pursue her other career interests.

She earned her Ph.D in Economics with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor at Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China from 1988 to 1990.

Susan Zolla

Susan Zolla
President Horizon Buildings, Inc.