Who We Are

Our Staff

Susan Holland Executive Director 
Susan first joined the Cancer Schmancer team in July 2008 as a Special Events Coordinator. She volunteered the organization at its inception because she lost her father to cancer in addition to having many friends also touched by the disease. She moved from events and marketing into Vice President and now, her present position as Executive Director. She is a health advocate in her own right and has passion for developing relationships and connecting people through events that entertain and make a difference in women’s health. Before joining Cancer Schmancer, Holland executive produced a travel series with her former husband. She holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Business and specializes in fashion buying, media sales, public relations and event production. She is the mother of two daughters and is a dedicated martial artist and spin cyclist.

Al Sophianopoulos Director of Communications
Al joined Cancer Schmancer in January 2012 with more than 20 years of video production experience under his belt. In addition to his position at Cancer Schmancer, Al is currently the president and owner of the Los Angeles- based film production company, Greenbriar Entertainment Inc. and has a range of production and screenwriting credits to his name. Al is also an accomplished producer of radio news and entertainment features and holds an MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California.

Rob Ornstein Fundraising & Finance Consultant
Rob joined Cancer Schmancer in June 2009 and provides fundraising consulting services with a focus on individual and foundation giving. In addition he handles general administration and operations. Rob has 19 years of nonprofit experience, with 10 years at Gay Men's Health Crisis in NYC.

Board of Directors

Fran Drescher, President
Uh-Oh Productions

Reid Drescher, Treasurer
Spencer Clarke LLC

Elizabeth Munson, Secretary
Rockefeller Trust Company

Lori Levine
Flying Televison

Founding Members

Ami Aronson
Roberta Ashkin
John Paul and Eloise DeJoria
Itchko Ezratti
Erika Glazer
John and Susan Hess
Twyla Littleton-Shabtai
Rosie O’Donnell
Rick and Vicki Wuest
Martin and Barbara Zweig

Honorary Board of Directors

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Former Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Sherry Lansing

Advisory Boards

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Zachary Bush, Board Certified Endocrinology & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care
Dr. Hyla Cass, Integrative Medicine, Addiction, Psychiatry
Dr. Mercedes Castiel – Head of General Gynecology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Aly Cohen - MD, FACR, FABoIM, Founder & Medical Director, The Smart Human, LLC
Margaret I. Cuomo – M.D., Board certified radiologist, Author of A World Without Cancer
Dr. Beth Karlan – Director, Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
Dr. G. Larry Maxwell, COL (ret) U.S. Army  Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC – CEO, FitorWHAT, Inc.
Dr. Cary Presant – Hematologist & Oncologist - Wilshire Oncology Medical Group
Dr. Elizabeth Poynor – Gynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Antonio Jimenez, Hope4Cancer.comt
Dr. Pam Taub, Dir. Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellnes Center, UC San Diego Health System
Dr. Nalini Chilkov – Founder of IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com

Nutrition Advisory Board

Kathryn A. Allen, MA, RD, LD, CSO – Manager of the Department of Nutrition, Moffitt Cancer Center
Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS – Nutrition Consultant, Beverly Hills Cancer Center
Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN – Senior Clinical Nutritionist - Adult Cancer Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Insititute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD – National Director of Nutrition, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Amanda Luekenga, RD, CD, CSO – Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center
Alisa Vitti – Founder & Director of the Laughing Sage Wellness Group
Sharyn Wynters ND – Sharyn Wynters is a Naturopath, nutritionalist, raw-foods expert, holistic healer, and author.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bragg – Executive Director Optimum Health Solution
Lilly Padilla, Holistic Health

Advocacy Advisory Board

Eben Britton, retired NFL offensive linesman, canabis advocate, co-Founder, Be-Tru Organics

Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group
Jill Rathbun – Galileo Consulting Group, Inc.
Patricia Russo – Women's Health Research at Yale University
Joel Segal – Office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Finance Advisory Board

Reid Drescher – Cape One Financial Advisors
Audrey Newton – Johnson Lambert & Company
Steve Shapiro – City National Bank
Joseph E. Storzinger – Ameriprise Financial

Legal Advisory Board

Roberta Ashkin, Chair – Ashkin Law
Susan Brooks – William Morris Agency
The Honorable Gray Davis – Former Governor of CA, Loeb & Loeb, LLP

Marketing/PR Advisory Board

Glenda Bailey – Harper's Bazaar
Jason Binn – Niche Media
Linda Roth Conte – Linda Roth & Associates
Janet Donovan – Washington Life Magazine
Scott Elberg – Air America
Nina Kaminer – Nike Communications
Lori Levine – Flying Television
Fran McMahon – The Hill
Debbie Sansevero – Desan Productions

Merchandise Advisory Board

Judi Mann – Judith Autumn Interiors

Philanthropic Advisory Board

Ami Aronson
Pennie Abramson
Beth Dozoretz
Donna Dixon
Aviva Drescher
Maya Ezratti
Lonni & Scott Glickson
Anne Hearst
Susan Hess
Abigail Pollak

Production Advisory Board

Adam Drescher – SuiteSpotNYC
Emily Frances – CW11 New York
Dana Richie – Backlot Productions
Jen Rothlein – Speedway Films

Web/Graphic Design Advisory Board

Jennifer Ann Walsh - Jennifer Ann Walsh Designs
Ranjan Chari – BigAppleDesigns.com
Garyson Golden, Gray Golden Marketing & Graphics

Sponsors & Supporters

Where would we be without our angels?

Golden Circle Donors

Gary and Pennie Abramson
Dan and Donna Aykroyd
Darren Bechtel
The Gross Family Foundation
Edward F. Heil
John Karubian
Jana Kohl
Margaret Keyes
Roy and Barbara March
Elaine and Allan Rich
Jay Rosenberg
Tom and Susan Santefort
Prudence and Robert Sternin
Bradley J. Sugars
Trefethen Family Vineyards

Our Corporate & Foundation Supporters

A Better World
Anne Fontaine
Dr. Cheryl Saban, Author of What is Your Self-Worth? A Woman’s Guide to Validation
Gross Family Foundation
Heinz Family Philanthropies
Hess Corporation
Hess Foundation
Hotel Sofitel
JetBlue Airways
Kathi Casey Pilates
Maggie Norris Couture
Marquis Los Cabos
Meshuga Notes
NBC Universal
Nick at Nite
Orly SpaRituals
Paul Mitchell
Matisse Footwear
Patron Spirits Company
Paul Mitchell Schools
Paul Mitchell Systems
Zestra Essential Arousal Oils

Pro Bono Services

Media, Marketing & Design

Ann Hampton Callaway
Backlot Productions
Betsy Low Design Inc.
Caitlin Crosby
Conde Nast Publications
Creative Digital Imaging - Alex Kwiat
Deluxe Digital Media - Gray Ainsworth & Christopher Childs
DuJour Magazine
Health Beauty Life Magazine
Klink & Co.
Lifetime Entertainment Services
Lurssen Mastering
Mambo Bob Productions - John Rynski
Matthew Colchamiro, editor
Media Management Group
Red Carpet Runway
Max Silver
Scott Stewart, Illustrator
Stephen Gould Corporation - Billy Hyde
Syndicated Worldwide/Film Magic - Jill Ann Spaulding
The Hill
UpTheSide Productions - Armen Ohannesian

Public Relations

Linda Roth Associates
Nike Communications
The Patton Group 
JoAnne Geffen

Events/Event Planning

Alligator Soup
Borgata Atlantic City
Castle Brands
Dennis Dorsey
DeSan Productions
Duggal Visual Solutions
Flying Television
Glenn Barnett Photography
Jennifer Naylor
Paul Mitchell Hair Systems
Rocky Nash Photography
Roxanne Lowit Photography
SAPA Restaurant
Tainted Blue Studio
Winston Retail Solutions

Financial & Business Services

City National Bank
Klink & Co.
Vault Consulting

Photography Credits

Russell Baer Photography
Firooz Zahedi, Photographer
Gregory Arlt, Make up Artist
Chris McMillan, Hair Stylist
Phillip Bloch, Stylist

Online Store

Brian Nice, Photographer
Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Make up Artist
John Ruggiero, Hair Stylist
Erica Torriello, Stylist
Judi Mann, Wardrobe

The Cancer Schmancer "Franthem"

Ann Hampton Callaway, Executive Producer, Writer, Performer
Andrew Koss, Producer
Cindy DaSilva, Associate Producer
Tainted Blue Studio, Recording Studio

Our Partners

Strategic Partners

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Breast Cancer Fund
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Environmental Working Group
Foundation for Women's Cancer
Inner Images, Inc.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Media Partners

Air America
Conde Nast Publications
Cookus Interruptus
Ezra Productions
Jennifer Ann Walsh Design
Lifetime Television
Niche Media
The Hill

Merchandise Partners

Adventures in Advertising
California Hi Lites Inc.