Zimmer Children's Museum

Board of Directors

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

Susan Amster
Managing Director, Andersen Tax

Kevin Beggs
Chairman, LIONSGATE Television

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson
Founder, The Braintrust

Karey Burke
EVP Programming and Development, Freeform

Jennifer E. Cohen
Community Leader

Patrice Courtaban

Stephen J. Davis
EVP-Chief Content Officer, Hasbro

Choiwan Hin Essey
Financial Office Director, Essey Construction Company, Inc.

Vanessa Frank
Community Leader

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

Scott Greenberg
Co-founder and Principal, Bento Box Entertainment

Matt Hanover, Secretary
President, Hanover Group, Inc.

Amy Kestenbaum
Lawyer, Community Leader

Heather Lindsey
Strategic Business Consultant

Dick Lippin, Vice Chair
CEO, The Lippin Group

James Mandelbaum, Vice Chair
Partner, Jackoway Tyerman Wetheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

Andy Meyers
President, M3 Creative

Jeremy Mittman
Counsel, Global Employment, WME/IMG

Courtney Mizel, Vice Chair
Founding Director, Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Dana Pachulski
Community Leader, Banker

Benyamin Ross
Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Alon Shtruzman
CEO, Keshet International

Richard A. Smith
Business Executive

David Straus, Vice Chair
CEO, Critical Mass Studios

Eileen Stringer
Talent Manager, Rain Management Group

Fernando Szew
CEO, MarVista Entertainment

Sheryl Wachtel
SW Photography

Rayni Romito Williams
Co-Founder, Williams & Williams Estates

Grant Withers
Senior Vice President, The Capital Group


Board of Advisors

Wrenn Chais
Jerry Friedman
Jean Kaplan
Karen Lehmann-Eisner
Julie Simms Liebman
Dara Schnee
Jonathan Swerdlow
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
Allison Berg
Adele & Gordon Binder
Stanley Black
Marilyn Brown
Bruce Corwin
Darryl Frank
Beth Friedman
Jenna Grosfel
Mark Itkin
Wendy Moss Klein

Gary E. Knell
Barbara Lazaroff
Norman Lear
David Madden
Sharon Sacks
Annette Shapiro
Fred Silton
Jeff Wachtel
Cynthia Sikes 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
Heather Braun*
Shainaz Donnelly Burg
Julie Monkarsh Gadinsky
Jenna Grosfeld*
Halle Hammond
Sydney Holland
Ronnie Kassan
Sharon Meron
Denise Vasi Mandler

*Past Chair

Heidi Monkarsh
Sheila Nazarian*
Corrine Sands
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


Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Front Desk: (323) 761-8984
Fax: (323) 761-8990
Email: info@zimmermuseum.org

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12:30pm-4:30pm
VIB Hour (under 2 only):
Wed., 9am-10am
Members Only : Fri., 9am-10am
Saturday: CLOSED

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