Our Leaders

Board of Directors

Andy Kaplan, Chairperson
President, World Wide Networks, Sony Pictures Television

Susan Amster
Managing Director, Andersen Tax

Kevin Beggs
Chairman, LIONSGATE Television

Jennifer E. Cohen
Community Leader

Patrice Courtaban

Stephen J. Davis
EVP-Chief Content Officer, Hasbro

Deborah Dragon, Secretary
Owner, Treat LA

Barbara Fisher, Vice Chair
SVP Programming, UP TV

Carl Freed
CEO, Trevanna Entertainment

Rodney Freeman
President and CEO, Freeman Construction

Jean Friedman, Founding Chairperson
Community Leader

Aryeh Goldberg, Treasurer
Director of Corporate Strategy, S&F Management Company, LLC

Matt Hanover
President, Hanover Group, Inc.

Mary John
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Dick Lippin, Vice Chair
CEO, The Lippin Group

David Madden
President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company

Andy Meyers
President, M3 Creative

Sanford Michelman, Vice Chair
Founding Partner, Michelman & Robinson LLP

Jeremy Mittman
Counsel, Global Employment, WME/IMG

Courtney Mizel, Vice Chair
Founding Director, The CELL

Dana Pachulski
Community Leader, Banker

Eli Portnoy
GM and Co-Founder of ThinkNear

Benyamin Ross
Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Richard A. Smith, Vice Chair
President, Banc of California

David Straus, Vice Chair
CEO, Critical Mass Studios

Fernando Szew
CEO, MarVista Entertainment

Sheryl Wachtel
SW Photography

Board of Advisors

Marilyn Brown
Wrenn Chais
Lisa Cohen
Jerry Friedman
Noralee Gold
Jean Kaplan
Karen Lehmann-Eisner
Julie Simms Liebman
Atoosa & Alex Nehorai
Barbara Prober
Nathan Raizman
Dara Schnee
Alice Weit

President’s Advisory Board

The President’s Advisory Board represents a critical component in both our educational outreach and development programs. It is comprised of a very select group of leaders recognized for their exemplary dedication and support for children, education and community.

Dan Adler
Tom Barad
Adele & Gordon Binder
Stanley Black
Bruce Corwin
Bram Goldsmith
Brian Henson
Andy Heyward
Arthur Hiller
Mark Itkin
Gary E. Knell

Barbara Lazaroff
Norman Lear
Gloria Lushing
Jeanne Newman
Ellen & Scott Sassa
Annette Shapiro
Jeff Wachtel
Harold Williams
Bud Yorkin
Richard S. Ziman

Women’s Leadership Council

Women’s Leadership Council is an eclectic mix of women from varying professional and cultural backgrounds. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and wives. In addition to being the backbone of our families, we are professionals, philanthropists, visionaries and change-makers. We share a passion for instilling young people of all ages with the confidence and the desire to shape their own lives and the world around them for the better. We think outside of the box when it comes to solving social issues, filling a need in the community, and guiding our next generation to a brighter and more sustainable future. Most importantly, we are living example of this work through our support of innovative programs that improve the lives of children and families in Los Angeles and beyond.


The WLC meets quarterly to consider and support innovative programming offered for children and families through the Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles. Our fundraising efforts go to support ongoing programs and launch new ones both within the walls of the museum and out in the community. Our events bring together some of the most philanthropic women in the region under a shared mission to help grow the next generation of global citizens with a strong sense of community values and social responsibility.Join us in our efforts to change the world, one program at a time.

Allison Berg, Founding Chair
Erees Beyda
Heather Braun*
Jasmine Danielpour
Choiwan Essey
Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin
Jenna Grosfeld*
Amy Kestenbaum
Sharon Meron
Hillary Milken

*Past Chair

Heidi Monkarsh
Sheila Nazarian*
Talia Rimokh
Lynn Segal
Ronnie Stabler
Nadina Szew
Shari Weiner
Jacqueline Winnick
Shirin Yadegar*
Leah Yari

Max & Pauline Zimmer Family Foundation

Edith & Jack Flier, Rosanne Keynan & Jonathan Flier, Linda & David Krems,
Evelyn & Nathan Krems, Charles Lieberman, Ruth Lieberman


The Zimmer Children’s Museum is a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation

About Zimmer

The Zimmer Children's Museum's mission is to make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children and families.We are dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Read More

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