Pablove Staff

Kerstin Lynam

Chief Executive Officer
Kerstin was appointed CEO of Pablove in July 2019 to lead the foundation to new heights in the fight against childhood cancer. She is an accomplished non-profit and business executive with 20 years’ experience in organizational leadership, Board relations and operations, including four years as the CEO of the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research and eleven years as the President and CEO of the Veterans Medical Research Foundation of San Diego, as well as on the executive team of a Silicon Valley startup. She earned an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a summa cum laude double major BA in Political Science and German from the University of New Mexico. She enjoys performing arts and ethnic food with her husband Eric and college-age daughter.

Bart Verry

Vice President of Development

Bart manages all of the fundraising efforts for Pablove and works closely with volunteers throughout the country to share the pablove nationally. Bart has been in the development field for 20 years in Southern California, having worked for a variety of organizations such as Global Green USA, the Make-A Wish Foundation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and AIDS Project Los Angeles. Bart and his husband Mark live in LA (and escape to Palm Springs as often as possible) with their gorgeous English Springer Spaniel, Laci Jae.

Anna Lisa Caraveo-Flores

shutterbugs program director
Anna Lisa has the great honor of working as our Shutterbug’s Program Director. Originally from Northeast Los Angeles, Anna Lisa comes to Pablove with over 10 years of experience working in underserved communities with a focus on critical pedagogy through her work as a bilingual elementary teacher in Houston.TX and through her work as a teacher educator in McAllen, TX and Phoenix, AZ. She received her Masters in Social and Cultural Pedagogy from Arizona State University and her BA in Spanish Literature with a minor in Education from UC Irvine. She is beyond thrilled to be working for The Pablove Foundation as our mission is very close to her heart. In 2006, her younger sister was laid to rest after battling childhood cancer for almost 15 years. Because of this, Anna Lisa is committed to working relentlessly to fight childhood cancer with love. When she isn’t working, Anna Lisa enjoys carne asada Saturdays with family and showing her 1 year old son everything that the great City of Angels has to offer.

Kerry Quakenbush

Director of Pablove Sports

Kerry is the Director of Pablove Sports. He oversees endurance/racing events where teams of dedicated athletes raise funds on behalf of the organization while training and participating in events. In addition to overseeing Pablove Across America (PAA), our amazing week-long fully supported cycling event, he builds groups of charity athletes to participate in other types of sporting events that take place all over the US and abroad. Certified by USA Track and Field as well as Road Runners Club of America, Kerry has completed over 60 marathons, two full Ironman races as well as numerous races of shorter distances. He has been a fundraising professional and athletic coach in the nonprofit sector for 15 years focusing on endurance events. Kerry is a world traveler and is multilingual which makes conquering races with teams in other countries his specialty. Are you ready for a fitness challenge? Team Pablove is open to EVERYONE (complete beginners as well as experienced athletes).

Leah Reichman

Grants Administrator

Leah Reichman is the Program Leader for our Powered by Pablove Research Grants Program. She oversees all of our grant programs and guides our grant initiatives. As the main contact person for our research grants, she works with researchers, hospitals, our Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure we are making the most worthwhile investment of research dollars.  Leah received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Touro College and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University. Prior to joining The Pablove Foundation, she worked in the pediatric cancer research world on both coasts. A native New Yorker, Leah has fully embraced LA as her home city. When not running our grants program, Leah can be found running after her three active boys or wandering in one of the few bookstores that still exist!

Ashley Blakeney

Pablove Shutterbugs Senior Manager of National Programs
As Senior Manager of National Programs, Ashley oversees the Pablove Shutterbugs programming in cities across the country including Boston, New Orleans, New York, Denver, Seattle and Houston. Working closely with a dedicated national team of Master Teaching Artists, Ashley engages local communities on an in-depth level. Ashley earned a BA in Creative Writing and Photography from the University of Southern California and is a certified Social Emotional Arts (SEA) facilitator through UCLA’s Arts & Healing Initiative. Hailing from New Haven, CT, Ashley is the ultimate pizza snob, a music enthusiast and a photographer. She loves dancing to 90s hip-hop music and enjoys a good Lord of the Rings marathon. She also prides herself on being the best hugger around!

Aubrey Rotino

shutterbugs national programs assistant

As Pablove Shutterbugs National Programs Assistant, Aubrey will be helping support our National Expansion, maintaining and organizing materials in the LA office, and curating national gallery shows and Shutterbugs projects. She is originally from Orange County, but after living in San Francisco for almost seven years, she made her way back to LA to be closer to her family. Aubrey earned her BFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute and also studied Printmaking. She loves using her own photography to explore her surroundings and experiments with different alternative photography methods. On the weekends, you can find her at a local music/art show or taking her Yoshika D twin lens out for a photo adventure!

Carron V. Leon

executive assistant to the CEO + board liaison

As the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board Liaison, Carron joins the Pablove team from the banking world, which for many years supported her volunteering and fundraising avocation. She has worked with Citibank, the New York International Festival of the Arts, and MasterCard (back when it was a non-profit). She is a long-time volunteer for New York City Ballet and now volunteers as the gift shop buyer and manager with Los Angeles Ballet. She is a member of the AIDS Walk New York VIP Volunteer Hall of Fame and chaired the NYCB AIDS Walk Team fundraising efforts until her return to Los Angeles where she continues volunteering with AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Carron is pretty darn thrilled to be a part of Pablove’s inspirational mission and team!

Jared Ross

marketing + communications manager
Jared manages Pablove’s marketing efforts to raise awareness for its programs and research grants. Jared was born and raised in Colorado, where he graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 . He moved to Los Angeles later that year, and has been working in the non-profit sector ever since. When he’s not fighting the good fight, Jared is a photographer (deeply inspired by Shutterbugs!), an avid book reader, music-lover of almost every genre and traveler. He currently lives in West Hollywood.

Jesse Schoeffling

development manager

Jesse Schoeffling is the Development Manager for Pablove Foundation, working closely with the team to support programming and operations. His previous work experience includes business development roles with several LA-based start-ups and nonprofit fundraising with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Jesse received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Cal State University, Los Angeles and has previously blogged arts & culture for TimeOut Los Angeles. He and his wife Julia reside in the Mid-City neighborhood with their precocious daughter and two very active pups.

John Sanders

assistant program manager

As Assistant Program Manager, John ensures the continued effectiveness of the Shutterbugs program by contributing to the artistic and educational needs of the Pablove Shutterbugs team. John also oversees the operation of the Pablove print shop. John graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills earning a BA in Digital Media Arts, with an Audio Recording option. John brings years of experience in youth development, and arts education to the Pablove team, having previously worked for a nationally recognized non-profit, and an arts education non-profit. Growing up in Long Beach, Ca, John loves being out and enjoying the sun. When not working, you could find John on the beach playing in flag football leagues and enjoying Taco Tuesdays!

Lara Nassar

Senior Manager of Events + Stewardship

Lara produces a full calendar of fundraising and cultivation events, including our national gallery shows, and manages Pablove’s donor stewardship program. After earning her B.A. in English from Occidental College in 2012, she began her career in the non-profit world and has years of development and event production experience under her belt. Although this Oregon native misses having four seasons, she enjoys taking in the LA sunshine through beaching, brunching, and the occasional hike — and can be seen at her local farmers market picking flowers every Sunday.

Lauren Aufiero

social media specialist

Labeled a “social butterfly” since childhood it’s no wonder that Lauren is the chatty master behind Pablove’s Social Media channels. With 10 years of agency and in-house experience managing social strategy and creative content development for consumer brands, Lauren commands our digital channels with lovable personality and a penchant for playful alliteration. A native Bostonian, Lauren has called LA her home for the past 9 years. You can spot her at many local coffee shops scrolling Pablove’s instagram feed with her pug-daschund rescue, Scout.

Raul Lorenzana

pablove shutterbugs senior manager of alumni engagement

In his role as Pablove Shutterbugs Program Manager, Raul oversees programming in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Austin. He works together with communities and his fellow Pablove colleagues to bring the joy of photography to kids and teens living with cancer. Raul is a graduate from the University of CA, Davis and holds a BA in History and Chicano Studies, with an emphasis in Public Policy and Education, and a minor in Latin-American and Hemispheric Studies. As a native of Los Angeles, he enjoys exploring his city and constantly searching for the best breakfast burrito in town.

Stephanie Funari

operations and production coordinator

Stephanie initially joined Pablove on the Shutterbugs team as the Summer Camp Coordinator for 2019 and has now transitioned into the role of the Operations and Productions Coordinator. She was raised in Colorado and studied at CU Boulder; where she double majored in Anthropology and Communications. After graduating, she became and AmeriCorps VISTA and served her local community centers helping fight childhood obesity through building community gardens. She then moved to LA to pursue a passion of TV and Film Casting and was in Talent Management working for a celebrity fashion photographer when she discovered Pablove and their mission. She is of Greek and Italian heritage and considers eating good food and traveling vital to happiness! On the weekends, you will find her brunching with friends and definitely rooting for the Broncos during football season.

Tino Carlo

senior manager of data + operations

As the Senior Manager of Data and Operations, Tino ensures that the information gathered from our supporters and Shutterbug students is used effectively and stored responsibly. Tino specializes in Salesforce database management for nonprofits and he honed his skills in his previous work at Loyola Marymount University and Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for three years and worked in the entertainment industry for the previous six. Even though he’s spent most of his life in California, Tino was raised in Denver CO, so he loves skiing, hiking, and the Denver Broncos.

Board of Directors

Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.

Board Member & Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Saro Armenian is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology, and cancer survivorship. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Population Sciences, and Directs the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and the Division of Outcomes Research at City of Hope. He is the immediate past Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Survivorship and Outcomes Committee, and is a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Research Scholar. He has been the recipient of several awards including the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation HistoGenetics New Investigator Award, Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, the Ruby N. Roney Endowment at City of Hope, and is a past-fellow of the American Society of Hematology Clinical Training Institute. His research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the American Cancer Society.

Paul Adams

Board Member

Paul Adams is the owner and founder of Bang The Drum, a management company that handles the careers of a select group of highly-talented producers, mixers, songwriters, and composers. Beginning as a promoter in his native Manchester, Paul went on to work as a booking agent at the legendary Bron Agency. Since 1993, Paul has been managing record producers. He moved to New York in 2001 to head up the NY office of World’s End and joined Magus Entertainment three years later, where he continued to manage producers and also represented Duran Duran amongst others before establishing Bang The Drum in 2012. Paul is also a successful DJ who has spun events for Rick Rubin, Ringo Starr, the David Lynch Foundation and Communion, among others.

John Bennett

Board Member

John’s son Brock was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor in October of 2009. As a cancer father, John has witnessed firsthand the challenges of pediatric cancer and the life-altering impact it has on the affected families. John discovered The Pablove Foundation the night Brock was diagnosed and hospitalized, awaiting a surgical team to remove his cancerous kidney. It was during Brock’s treatment that John and his wife Wendy decided to commit themselves to identify and engage new and innovative ways to support children and families during their journey. Professionally, John is a senior leader at the Microsoft Corporation where his responsibility is driving strategy and implementation of several operational capabilities for the company’s devices products. Additionally, John has worked in the Windows Client Division as a global business manager and in the Advanced Strategies and Research Division focused on low cost computing solutions in underdeveloped countries. John holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics from Westminster College. John lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two children. Time permitting, he pursues his passion for cycling.

Valerie Cabrera

Board Member

As Senior Vice President, Worldwide Content Distribution, AMC Studios, Valerie Cabrera set up the department and oversees all global content sales efforts of off-network owned programming on behalf of AMC Networks, as well as leading and executing AMC Network’s content distribution strategy in domestic and international territories across all forms of linear, non-linear and digital television distribution.  Under Cabrera’s leadership, AMC Studios has structured and executed multi-territory deals for some of AMC Networks’ flagship shows, including Fear The Walking Dead, Talking Fear, Talking Dead, The Terror and DietlandCabrera is an honors graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages and Literature.  She is a Television Academy member, and was named in Cablefax’s list of Most Influential Minorities in Cable for 2017.

Alexa Dedlow

Board Member

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Alexa has always had a passion for film. She decided to continue to foster and utilize her creative eye at American University where she graduated with a BA in video production. She also produced her first major film while studying abroad in Prague,CZ at the world renown FAMU Film School. After college, she continued on to produce content for the likes of Comedy Central, STARZ, OWN and Interscope Records. However, it was her work with Interscope Records as a creative consultant that lead her into the world of music video. Initially hired to pitch new artist driven content, she soon teamed up with the video department and it was clear that her love of music and film had finally found a home. Over the next five years, Alexa continued to foster her creative eye through commissioning music videos as well as initiate, pitch and develop new ideas for non music video content (e.g Television/Film, DVD, Interactive and Live Format). In hopes of continuing to create forward thinking content while strategizing for cohesive branding through music and film, Alexa was given the opportunity to work at Apple Music under former Interscope VP of A&R, Larry Jackson. Since the launch of the platform in 2015, Alexa continues to create unique music and artist driven content. Her passions are not limited to film, as she also enjoys traveling and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast!

Blair Herter

Board Member
A lifelong fan of underdogs, Blair has spent the entirety of his career working for tiny startups like Viacom and NBC Universal.  He currently serves as Vice President, Branded Content and Development for IGN, one of the largest games and entertainment media brands in the world–a company that his wife, Jessica was the face of for many years.  Although he’s only been at IGN since early 2017, he likes to joke that he’s been in a relationship with the company for the better part of a decade.  His wife stopped laughing at that bit of humor long ago, although she still loves him dearly. Blair grew up in southwestern Louisiana — WHO DAT! — and moved to Los Angeles in 2001.  He spent some time as a Manhattanite between then and now, but very much considers himself a full-fledged Angeleno.  His son, Emerson was born in Santa Monica and he can’t imagine raising him anywhere other than Socal.  He loves reading and music and not-being-the-strongest-cyclist-but-he-does-have-a-big-heart.  He fell in love with the Pablove organization on the 2017 PAA ride and he is honored beyond words to be a part of this incredible mission.

Tom Kattus

Board Member

Tom Kattus is an avid cyclist, runner and surfer. Tom has been involved in the bicycle industry since 1988. From inventing a specialized racing handlebar, the BreakAway Bar, to owning his own company and working with other high end cycling and sports-related gear, Tom has been all around the industry and served in his dream job with Campagnolo North America for over ten years. He is a father of two children, and a cyclist, surfer, and runner. Tom is also a cancer dad – his son Mark is a survivor who was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 18. He is a four time rider on PAA.

 

Scott Keys

Board Member

Scott is chief administrative officer for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. He is responsible for managing all facets of Firm administration. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2009, Scott served as the CFO of Indymac Bank from 2002 to April 2008. He was also with Ernst & Young LLP from 1986 to 2001, including four years as an audit partner specializing in the financial services industry. Scott earned a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University in 1986. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Simon Rust Lamb

Chairman of the Board

Simon Rust Lamb is an entertainment industry veteran with 20 years of experience discovering, developing and amplifying artists, creative experiences and brands.

As the former Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Insomniac, Simon managed Electric Daisy Carnival, which drew 400,000 people to Las Vegas in 2015, Nocturnal Wonderland, and many other brands.  While there, he was the Executive Producer of the EDC documentary film “Under the Electric Sky” which premiered at Sundance and sold to Focus Films.

Prior to Insomniac, Simon had a solo law practice focusing on the protection and monetization of intellectual property assets. As a lawyer and now with his consulting practice, Simon provides creative and strategic business to clients across the media spectrum, including the LA Podcast Festival.

Additionally, Simon is an avid entertainment business observer and critic, having written numerous articles on the arts and media for Pollstar, LA WeeklyRay GunResSurfaceURB, etc. He graduated magna cum laude from Southwestern Law School, and earned his Bachelor’s at Occidental College. He is a proud member of the Pablove Cycling Club and a Pablove Across America rider.

Anne Litt

Board Member

Anne Litt is the acclaimed host of KCRW’s popular weekend afternoon music program. One of the station’s most respected on-air personalities, Anne recently served as KCRW’s Program Director for Music for two years and previously led the launch of the station’s first online-only music channel, now called Eclectic24. Outside the studio, the Virginia native and self-described Southern Belle is an in-demand music supervisor for films and commercials, including high profile spots running during the London Olympics and NBA Finals, and provides the soundtrack for some of LA’s best restaurants and retail stores, as well as fashion shows by designer Trina Turk. A dedicated mom, she also volunteers her talents to a number of charities benefitting children, including Pablove and Alex’s Lemonade. Anne has called KCRW home for over a dozen years, her latest landing in a life-long love of radio. That spirit of sharing, and the idea of telling a story each week that is rooted in an exact time and place in the universe – in essence creating a moment in time – are what keep her excited.

 

Rick Olshansky

Board Member

Rick has spent the better part of his career in the entertainment industry.  He is currently Co-head of AMC Studios (producers of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, among others)  and EVP of Business Affairs for AMC Networks (AMC, Sundance, BBCA, IFC). He has held similar business positions with NBCUNIVERSAL and The Endeavor Talent Agency.  Prior to and then contemporaneous with his television career, Rick was the chief developer, builder and operator of Pacific Park, the amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier, where he has served on the board of directors for 20 years.

Rick was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Los Angeles in 1984. He has undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Michigan and is a member of the State Bar of California. His wife, Leslie Rubinoff, introduced him to the Shutterbugs program several years ago and he immediately fell in love – with the Pablove organization for the first time and with Leslie on an ongoing basis.

Glenn Oratz

Board Member

Glenn earned his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1989 and joined UBS Private Wealth Management as a Managing Director in 2013. Prior to joining UBS, Glenn spent thirteen years at Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director in the Private Banking and Investment Group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Glenn spent seven years at Goldman Sachs, where he served as a Vice President in the Private Client Services Division, as well as two years at J.P. Morgan, where he served as a Relationship Manager and Credit Analyst in the Private Bank.

Glenn lives in San Diego, California, with his wife Gabrielle and their twin sons. He is very active in philanthropic endeavors, currently serving as Chair of the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment and is an Investments Committee Member of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Glenn’s personal interests include travel, music, photography and recreational activities.

Charlotte Rolfs

Board Member
Charlotte is a water color artist from New Orleans, LA, and has been in the art and design business for over 25 years.  She found Pablove through the New Orleans connection and was an avid supporter for several years before doing her first PAA in 2017.  The 2017 experience was deeply meaningful and solidified her commitment to spreading the mission of the Foundation.
Charlotte moved to New Orleans in 1998 from Jackson, WY, but is “from from” Baton Rouge.  She is currently working to develop a line of paper goods from her watercolors.  Service to others, long bike rides, the Tetons, and writing letters are just a few of her favorites. Monarch butterflies and all Shutterbugs are her fearless leaders.

Jeff Castelaz

Co-Founder and Former Board Member

Jeff is Pablo’s Papa, and the co-founder of The Pablove Foundation. Through his company Cast Management – founded in 1990 – Jeff manages Dropkick Murphys and record producers Tony Hoffer and Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Jeff, a music industry veteran, recently resigned his post as President of Warner Music Group’s Elektra Records, and was the co-founder of respected indie Dangerbird. He is from Milwaukee and attended Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School and Marquette University.

Rhea Scott

Board Member Emeritus

Since its founding in 1998, Rhea Scott has been the President of Little Minx. Little Minx focuses on creating artistic and commercial opportunities for its talented directors. The directors of Little Minx have worked with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA/Chiat Day, Draftfcb, JWT, Wieden+Kennedy, Publicis and Leo Burnett, among others. Before Little Minx, Rhea was Head of Music Videos at Propaganda Films, a prestigious music video, commercial and feature film production company where she collaborated with 45 directors including, David Fincher, Stephane Sednaoui, and Michael Bay. Additionally, she has also Executive Produced Grammy Award winning music videos with prominent recording artists; notably, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill, and Jay-Z. Today, Rhea continues to produce Oscar, Cannes, Clios, D&AD, One Show, AICP, Grammy, and MTV award winning works with artistic resonance and social consciousness.

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas

Board Member Emeritus + Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas is the Section Head of Oncology and the Director of the Solid Tumor Program at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is also the Director of the Clinical Trials Program within the Center and the Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Children’s Oncology Group (COG) at CHLA. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and an attending oncologist in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at CHLA. Dr. Mascarenhas is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors. His research focus is on clinical trials for sarcomas in pediatrics, adolescents and young adults, as well as developmental therapeutics for pediatric solid tumors. Dr. Mascarenhas is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology. He also received his master’s degree in clinical and biomedical investigations from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.

Board Member & Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Leo Mascarenhas, M.D., M.S.

Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

James Amatruda, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Member

Shahab Asgharzadeh, M.D.

Committee Member

Jeffrey S. Dome, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Member

Sinisa Dovat, M.D., P.h.D.

Committee Member

Steven DuBois, m.d., m.s.

Committee Member

Muller Fabbri, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Member

Corrine M. Linardic, M.D., P.h.D.

Committee Member

David M. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Member

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, M.D.

Committee Member

David O. Walterhouse, M.D.

Committee Member

Lisa L. Wang, M.D.

Committee Member

Daniel S. Wechsler, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Member