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Meet the Fab Five–Board Members That Is

As a nonprofit organization, the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation has a Board of Directors that oversees JCCF fund-raising activities and takes an active role in contributing gifts as well as time and talent to help further the mission of supporting cancer research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

At its June 14 meeting, the Board approved five outstanding new members who bring a range of skills and experiences to the Board. The five new Board members, who officially began their three-year terms on July 1, 2007, are: Charles F. (Chuck) Adams, Leslie A. Cohen, Anita Green, Joshua T. Hofheimer and Randall (Randy) Katz.

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. Charles Adams Charles F. (Chuck) Adams

Charles Adams' search for better medicine is of critical importance to him and is at the core of what he seeks for his clients as Managing Director and Head of West Region Healthcare Banking for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Adams received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from UCLA and attained his Masters in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of St. John's Hospital Next Generation Charity Group and active in planning events for Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Village School in Pacific Palisades.

. Leslie Cohen Leslie A. Cohen

Leslie Cohen feels the JCCF is a great organization with a most worthy cause, and she has demonstrated her support in several ways, including her membership in Lifeline Connection. Ms. Cohen joined the Special Events Committee in Fall 2006 and has hosted the committee's meetings at her office in Westwood. A partner in the law firm of Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP, she successfully solicited her firm to both purchase a table for Taste for a Cure and contribute an auction package. Ms. Cohen earned her undergraduate degree from UCSD and her law degree from the UCLA Law School. She also serves on the boards of UCLA Law Alumni and University Synagogue. She and her three daughters live in Santa Monica.

. Anita Green Anita Green

Anita Green has a strong personal commitment to giving and encouraging others to support cancer research at the JCCC. She lost her husband Richard to esophageal cancer in 2006. Mrs. Green and her late husband were instrumental in Westfield’s decision to name the JCCF as beneficiary of The Producers world premier hosted by Westfield Century City. She has inspired others to support the JCCF by example: She was a Table Sponsor for Taste of Napa 2006 and purchased the event's largest live auction item. Mrs. Green also supports the UCLA HAMMER Museum, serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Special Olympics of Southern California, and chaired a fund-raising campaign for the Jewish Community Center in Malibu.

. Joshua Hofheimer Joshua Hofheimer

Joshua Hofheimer is committed to cancer research and dedicated to ensuring that Los Angeles remains one of the nation's focal points in this battle. He demonstrates his commitment by organizing a Revlon Run/Walk team for his law firm Sidley Austin that benefits Women's Cancer Research at the JCCC. He also participates in his law firm's annual support of the JCCF's signature fundraiser. Mr. Hofheimer joined Lifeline Connection in 2006 and has been working closely with the JCCF to recruit new members and upgrade other donors into the Lifeline Connection. Mr. Hofheimer serves on the Advisory Board of the Zimmer Children's Museum. He also founded a Young Leadership Committee at his synagogue that achieved 100% executive committee participation each year he led the project. Mr. Hofheimer graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife Lisa, a five-year survivor of breast cancer, have two children.

Board Randy Katz Randall (Randy) Katz

Randy Katz strongly supports the work of the JCCC at all levels–from the lab to clinical care. He believes that, despite significant advances, the JCCC is only beginning to realize its potential to revolutionize cancer care. Mr. Katz and his family have been active supporters of lymphoma research at the JCCC since 2003. Through the Ron and Maddie Katz Family Foundation, he has provided funding for investigator-initiated lymphoma clinical trials that are now underway. Mr. Katz received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale College. He also serves on the Board of Managers for the Westside YMCA and the Advisory Board for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy in addition to numerous other philanthropic interests. Mr. Katz, who is President of Milestone Entertainment, a television production company, lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Kathy and two children.

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