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 Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Sherry Lansing

Advisory Boards

Medical, Health & Wellness Advisory Board

Dr. Zachary Bush, Board Certified Endocrinology & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care
Dr. Hyla Cass, Integrative Medicine, Addiction, Psychiatry
Dr. Mercedes CastielHead of General Gynecology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Nalini Chilkov, Founder of IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com
Dr. Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, FABoIM, Founder & Medical Director, The Smart Human, LLC
Margaret I. CuomoM.D., Board certified radiologist, Author of A World Without Cancer
Russell Feingold, Heart Wisdom
Dr. Beth KarlanDirector, 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 PresantHematologist & Oncologist - Wilshire Oncology Medical Group
Dr. Elizabeth PoynorGynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Antonio Jimenez, Hope4Cancer.comt
Dr. Pam Taub, Dir. Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellnes Center, UC San Diego Health System
Debora Wright, Inner Images

Nutrition Advisory Board

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bragg – Executive Director Optimum Health Solution
Lilly Padilla, Holistic Health
Sharyn Wynters ND – Sharyn Wynters is a Naturopath, nutritionalist, raw-foods expert, holistic healer, and author.

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.

Media Advisory Board

Anonymous Content
Conde Nast
Steve Golin
Tim Horton Photos
Neat Edit
Roxanne Lowett Photograpy
Max Silver
Susan Vizvary Photography

Financial & Legal Advisory Board

Maureen Otis, Law Offices of Maureen E. Otis, P.C.
City National Bank
Vault Consulting

Marketing/PR Advisory Board

Jason Binn, Niche Media
Linda Roth Conte, Linda Roth & Associates
Janet Donovan, Washington Life Magazine
JoAnn Geffen, JAG Public Relations
Nina Kaminer, Nike Communications
Lori Levine, Flying Television
Fran McMahon, The Hill
Debbie Sansevero, Desan Productions
Local Pulse Marketing

Merchandise Advisory Board

Judi Mann, Judith Autumn Interiors

Philanthropic Advisory Board

Ami Aronson
Pennie Abramson
Beth Dozoretz

Web/Graphic Design Advisory Board

Betsy Low, Betsy Low Design
Garyson Golden, Gray Golden Marketing & Graphics
Jennifer Ann Walsh, Jennifer Ann Walsh Designs

Sponsors & Supporters

Where would we be without our angels?

Golden Circle Donors

Gary and Pennie Abramson
Dan and Donna Aykroyd
Darren Bechtel
Ann Hampton Callaway
The Gross Family Foundation
Roy and Barbara March
Elaine and Allan Rich
Jay Rosenberg
Tom and Susan Santefort
Prudence and Robert Sternin

Our Corporate & Foundation Supporters

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
JetBlue Airways
Matisse Footwear
Orly SpaRituals
Patron Spirits Company
Paul Mitchell Schools
Paul Mitchell Systems

The Cancer Schmancer "Franthem"

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