Advisory Board

The Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology’s Advisory Board is comprised of individuals interested in making a significant impact on the care of patients with cancer and their families, supporting the mission of the Simms/Mann Center and helping to expand the resources to support the Center.

Goals of the Advisory Board

  • To raise awareness in the community of the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology as a national model for providing integrative patient care for individuals and families touched by cancer.
  • To support the free psychosocial and educational programs offered by the Center through Advisory Board contributions of a minimum of $10,000 annually, per member.
  • To increase the base of support for the Center to enhance its ongoing programs and expand services.

Time/Service Commitment

  • Three meetings per year as needed.
  • Board service for a three-year term (renewable).
  • Willingness to recruit and orient new Advisory Board members and to serve as a link to the community, articulating the Center’s mission, accomplishments, and goals.

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact Stephanie Witte, Senior Executive Director  Health Sciences Development; Margaret Steele, Executive Director of JCCF; Sheila Henry, Director of Special Gifts; or Anne Coscarelli, PhD, Founding Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, (310) 794-6644.

Current Board Members

Anne Coscarelli, PhD

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Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Adjunct Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine Hematology/Oncology Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA

Charlene Andersson

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Advisory Board Member

Jeff Dinkin, Chair

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Principal and Managing Director, Regent Properties
Board of Directors, Camp Kesem
Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees for the Affordable Living for the Aging
Board Chairman Emeritus, PS #1

William J. Ellison

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Chairman and CEO of Ellison Machinery of Arizona
Former Chairman, Ellison Technologies.
Chairman of the Board, Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA
Philanthropist

Lauren Geisler Fite

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Advisory Group Member

Phillip Gonzales

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Senior Vice President and Credit Risk Manager,
Bank of America

Sara Hurvitz, MD

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Director, Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program
Co- Director, Santa Monica – UCLA Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Practice
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Lori Jacobson

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Principal of Lori Jacobson Consulting, Planning and Exhibits

Michele Kaplan

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Advisory Board Member

J. Ronald King

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Chairman and CEO, Centaurus Financial, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Federation of Financial Services, Inc.

Jo Ann Meth

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Advisory Board Member

Richard Miller

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Shareholder, Greenwald Pauly Foster & Miller (GPFM)

Lori Newman

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Advisory Board Member

Allan Orenstein, MD

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Advisory Board Member

Saul Rosenzweig

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President, RZGroup, Inc.

Mary Saltzburg

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Advisory Board Member

Victoria Mann Simms, PhD

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Founder and President
Simms/Mann Family Foundation
Simms/Mann Institute

Larry Spiegel

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Independent Investment Advisor

Jeff Tirengel, PsyD, MPH

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Advisory Board Member

Zev Wainberg, MD

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Co-Director UCLA Gastro-Intestinal Oncology Program;
Medical Director, UCLA Colorectal Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Marjorie Bach Walsh

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Advisory Board

Harry Zimmerman

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Advisory Board Member