CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY LAWFORD
The late Mr. Lawford was an early advisor of the foundation. He provided the spark and critical early guidance. He spent much of his life in Washington and Hollywood, navigating these two worlds as an actor, writer, lawyer, activist and public speaker. Mr. Lawford worked with the United Nations, the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse, and the World Health Organization in efforts to raise awareness globally about addiction steps and hepatitis. His uncle, the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, authored the 21st Century Cancer Access to Life-Saving Early Detection, Research and Treatment (ALERT) Act, a comprehensive bill to address the broad issues the nation faces in combatting cancer. Mr. Lawford was an extremely intelligent and compassionate man. He will be sorely missed.
Mr. Hagelstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the independent advertising agency RPA. His career as a renowned advertising and marketing executive includes work for some of the most prominent brands in the world, including Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Yokohama Tire Corporation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Men’s Health, and DirecTV. He is also active in a range of civic and professional organizations that include the World Presidents’ Organization, the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Performing Arts and Music Center of Los Angeles County,
and the AD Council.
Mr. Peyton is Vice President of Marketing for American Honda and earned his MBA at the University of Southern California. Mr. Peyton joined Honda in 2001 as the senior manager of marketing operations. Later, he served as senior manager of Honda Advertising, directing Honda brand advertising and marketing, which included creative strategy, media, digital, social and event marketing.
SCOTT WALL, ESQ.
Mr. Wall is Chairman of the Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Practice Group and is a member of the Business and Real Estate Transactions Practice Group. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. Before starting his law practice, he was a Certified Public Accountant He received his J.D. degree from the University of California–Hastings College of Law in 1986.
DR. JEFFREY D. ARMSTRONG
Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong began his tenure as Cal Poly's (San Luis Obispo, CA) ninth permanent president on February 1, 2011, with a determination to enhance the University's renowned Learn by Doing teaching approach. Dr. Armstrong brings to Cal Poly a blend of experience as an honored teacher, respected researcher, and experienced administrator. At Cal Poly, he has focused on ways to improve graduation rates. To further bolster student success, he has sought to expand university-industry partnerships to attract more applied research to the campus, thus increasing professional development experiences for faculty in order to enrich classroom instruction.
PATRICK KERANS, board
Patrick Kerans has over 20 years of experience leading marketing teams for companies in Silicon Valley and as a consultant at Arthur D. Little, A.T. Kearney, and his own firm, Omnimarc. He is a cancer survivor and huge believer in the power of lay people to partner with medical professionals.
SUE ANDERSEN, board
Sue Andersen is Vice President and CFO for Dignity Health Hospitals on the Central Coast of California, including French Hospital Medical Center, Marian Medical Center, St John’s Regional Medical Center and St John’s Pleasant Valley.
WILLIAM YOAST, HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Mr. Yoast is the honorary chair of the board of directors for the End Kids' Cancer Foundation. A legendary high school football coach with a career spanning more than 40 years, Yoast is best known for being portrayed in the 2000 film Remember the Titans.
GUY RATHBUN, board
Mr. Rathbun is a radio host at KCBX Public Radio, Public Radio Exchange, Independent producer for Public Radio Exchange, and former Program Manager for KCBX Public Radio, 1986-2011. Guy began his career in broadcasting as a field reporter in 1975. From 1983 to 1991 and again between 1999 and 2011, he taught Broadcasting, Audio Production and Broadcast Writing at Cuesta College
FRANK KALMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER
Mr. Kalman is Executive Director and Founder of the End Kids Cancer Foundation. He founded the organization in response to witnessing the devastating pain and loss endured by so many children and their families, by cancer, while caring for his daughter during her prolonged cancer battle. Also, during this time he learned that the researchers on the cutting edge at the leading cancer centers are on their own when it comes to raising funds for their research. Frank received his undergraduate degree in Marketing/Business from California Polytechnic State University and worked in the marketing department of American Honda Motor Corporation for several years.