Officers

 

Douglas Jeffe

President

Doug Jeffe heads Issues Management Network, a Los Angeles-based public affairs and communication firm. His consulting work includes education, healthcare, transportation and environmental issues. He is an expert on crisis management. Doug also serves on the Advisory Board for the Venice Family Clinic.

 

Aviva Covitz

Vice President

Aviva owned and operated Teuscher Chocolates and Café in Beverly Hills for more than 25 years. An avid collector of contemporary art, she was a Founder and on the board of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for many years. She is also a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

 

Vicki Pearlson

Secretary

Ms. Pearlson has served as LATW’s Managing Director since 2006. Previous to LATW, she was Director of Development for the Los Angeles office of Facing History & Ourselves, and Grants Manager and Community Relations Director for KKJZ/88.1FM. Ms. Pearlson has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from California State University, Long Beach.

 

Alan Finkel 

Treasurer

Mr. Finkel is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Prior to joining Connolly & Finkel LLP, he practiced for many years at Proskauer Rose LLP. Mr. Finkel practices business tort litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and business litigation with an emphasis in construction and real estate.

 

 

Members

 

Annette Blum

Annette Blum is involved in sponsorship in the area of media, global social action and arts activism. She is a member of the Synergos Global Philanthropist Circle and the Artists and Educators Board at Center Theater Group, an International Trustee of Religions for Peace in New York and on the Board of American Friends of Hebrew University.  

 

Héctor Elizondo

Héctor Elizondo is known for television work, including Chicago Hope and Last Man Standing, and movies like The Princess Diaries and Pretty Woman. Theatre includes: Broadway debut in The Great White Hope and OBIE Award-winning performance in Steambath. Other accolades: Golden Globe nomination, Emmy Award, two ALMA Awards, five SAG Award nominations.

 

Gary Jacobs

Gary Jacobs has had an extensive corporate and legal career, focused primarily on corporate strategy, U.S. and international business development, and mergers and acquisitions, with particular experience as a senior executive in the health care and hospitality industries.

 

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe is a Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and an internationally recognized political analyst. She holds a Ph. D. in government from Claremont Graduate University, and a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University.

 

Linda Lichter

Linda Lichter, founding member and partner at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc., was the first female lawyer to be a named partner in an entertainment law firm, and one of the first lawyers to work in the independent film world. She represents studio talent in all aspects of the expanding entertainment business.

 

Susan Albert Loewenberg

Susan Albert Loewenberg is founder and Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she is a Board member of The Center for Public Integrity, a Fellow of the LA Institute for the Humanities at USC, and a contributing author to various professional journals. 

 

Karen Rothenberg

Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA is the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, Founding Director, Law & Health Care Program and former Dean, University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Her publications cover diverse research interests including gender in health care, AIDS, research ethics, the right to forego treatment, emergency care, and reproductive technologies.

 

Alyson Sattler

Alyson Sattler has been with Capital Group for the past fifteen years and leads the Corporate Charitable Giving and Volunteering programs. Prior to joining Capital Group, she was employed at the American Arbitration Association's Los Angeles office. Alyson graduated from Vassar College with a degree in anthropology.

 

Beegie Truesdale

After graduating from USC, Beegie Truesdale began a career in electoral politics. She also served as Speech Writer, Press Secretary, and DC Office Director for Governor Richard Riley of South Carolina and later worked with George Furth producing the play "Fixin to Die." Currently, she has reverted to old habits and works with Carrick Consulting.

 

Artist Advisory Council

 

Edward Asner

Actor

 

Rosalind Ayres

Actor/Director

 

Doris Baizley

Playwright

 

Ed Begley Jr.

Actor

 

Emily Bergl

Actor

 

Seamus Dever

Actor

 

Sarah Drew

Actor

 

Richard Dreyfuss

Actor

 

Simon Helberg

Actor

 

Martin Jarvis

Actor/Director

 

Stacy Keach

Actor

 

Shirley Knight

Actor

 

Marsha Mason

Actor/Director

 

Richard Masur

Actor/Director

 

Alfred Molina

Actor

 

Amy Pietz

Actor

 

Larry Powell

Actor

 

David Rambo

Playwright

 

Charlie Robinson

Actor

 

David Selby

Actor

 

Josh Stamberg

Actor

 

Eric Stoltz

Actor

 

Susan Sullivan

Actor

 

Jocelyn Towne

Actor

 

JoBeth Williams

Actor/Director

 

Charlayne Woodard

Actor/Playwright

 

 

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