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.

Lauren Aufiero

director of marketing

Labeled a “social butterfly” since childhood it’s no wonder that Lauren is the chatty master behind all of Pablove’s Social Media and communications. With 10 years of agency and in-house experience managing social strategy and creative content development for consumer brands, Lauren commands our marketing and public relations with a lovable personality and a penchant for playful alliteration.

A native Bostonian, Lauren has called LA her home for the past 12 years. You can spot her at many local coffee shops scrolling Pablove’s instagram feed with her pug-daschund rescue, Scout.

Jonathan Devich

Director of Pablove Sports

Jonathan AKA “Jono” is a cycling industry veteran and world class sports photographer. His work has been published in CNN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and Outside to name a few. Throughout his career he’s partnered with top athletic brands and events to develop successful marketing campaigns, including the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s marketing team, which earned 1.4B media impressions and $18M worth of media value for sponsors in one race season.

Jono works with the best teams and athletes in the world, and he has covered the most elite cycling events. After several years of (being lucky enough) to have him as our Pablove Across America photographer, Jono is thrilled to now step into this official role and inspire people to harness their athletic abilities to help kids with cancer! He is excited to use his vast cycling industry knowledge and experience as a rider and racer to support our PAA riders, and also lead new athletic programs + events for Pablove Sports.

In his spare time, Jono races road bikes, mountain bikes and more recently, competes in off-road motorcycle desert racing.  Jono lives in Reno with his wife Libby, 2 step kids, Lincoln and Willow, and 3 dogs, Nibbler the Chihuahua, Indigo the small dog mix and the love of his life, Taz, the big ‘ol pitty. 🙂

Raul Lorenzana

Director of Pablove Shutterbugs

In his role as Director of Pablove Shutterbugs, Raul oversees Pablove’s healing arts programming that is conducted across our national sites and now, virtually! He works together with national communities and his fellow Pablove colleagues to bring the joy of photography to kids and teens living with cancer. Raul has 10 years in the nonprofit sector and has been working with pediatric cancer communities for just as long. His career vision lies at the intersection of art education and advocacy for social justice. He 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. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and visiting local plant nurseries in search of new flora to add to his collection.

Viridiana House

Pablove Shutterbugs Program Manager

As a Shutterbugs Program Manager, Viri brings her passion for the arts as a way to help empower others by nurturing their need to express themselves through a creative outlet.

Before calling Los Angeles home, Viri graduated from University of Texas at El Paso earning a BA in Psychology and Museum Studies while serving as a Docent for The El Paso Museum of Art.

She is excited to bring her professional experience from her continued background in arts education through her previous roles at the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. In her free time, Viri enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and her 2 dogs while exploring all that Los Angeles has to offer.

portrait of John Sanders

John Sanders

Pablove Shutterbugs Program Manager

As Program Manager, John ensures the continued effectiveness of the Shutterbugs program by overseeing, and contributing to the artistic and educational needs of the program nationally, while also managing the operation and production of Pablove Prints. 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 having previously worked as a Consultant, Coordinator, and Teacher for various non-profits. Growing up in Long Beach, CA, John loves being out and enjoying the sun. In his free time, you could find John on the beach playing in flag football leagues, and enjoying taco Tuesdays.

Breeana Gumpert

Associate Director of Development

Breeana is a SoCal native who earned both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees on the East Coast at Northeastern University.

A former Division I collegiate athlete, Breeana enjoys being active and of service to others. Her passion for helping the disadvantaged began during her time in Boston working for a nonprofit that assists veterans.

She joins Pablove with more than five years of fundraising experience including capital campaigns, alumni programing, annual giving campaigns, special events and donor relations. Breeana says that fundraising fulfills her because of the joy it brings to those who receive the benefits.

Her favorite hobbies are trying new foods and exploring the outdoors with her husband, two dogs and their new baby boy, Diego!

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!

Carolina Torres

Coordinator
A native from Pasadena, Carolina joins the Pablove team from a previous role in the healthcare field.  She most recently worked at ChapCare, a primary care clinic serving San Gabriel Valley. She loves exploring nature and hikes as much as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies with her nephew and friends. She loves animals and lives with her two senior pups and two cats.

Board of Directors

Blair Herter

Chairman of the Board

A lifelong fan of underdogs, Blair fell in pablove with our mission while pedaling in Pablove Across America 2017.

Throughout his years supporting Pablove as an admirable fundraiser, PAA cyclist and friend, Blair has shown an unwavering commitment to the well-being of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.

Herter is the Global Managing Director of Liquid Media, overseeing global operations of the agency arm of Team Liquid, the largest and most storied esports organization in the world.  Prior to this role, he was SVP of Brand at G4, leading the Marketing, PR, Social, Community, and Brand Partnerships divisions of the Comcast network.  Herter follows the successful two-year-tenure of Pablove’s prior board chair, Simon Rust Lamb, Esquire.

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.  Blair loves reading and music and not-being-the-strongest-cyclist-but-he-does-have-a-big-heart.  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.

 

Courtney Horvath, Phd

Board Member

Dr. Courtney Horvath is a board certified toxicologist and drug development professional at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR).  Following a short career as a professional ballet dancer, she completed her PhD and post doctoral training at Dartmouth Medical School, where her research garnered attention from both the scientific community and mainstream media. Courtney then entered the pharmaceutical industry, where she led the development of biopharmaceuticals across various therapeutic areas and modalities.  Courtney is currently the key leader of strategic projects and operations for Translational Medicine at NIBR.

Courtney is also the mom of Shutterbug Colby, who took the class twice while bravely battling lymphoma since March 2020. Colby’s journey inspired Courtney to become a passionate advocate for childhood cancer patients and to raise awareness of the desperate need for more targeted, accessible, safe and effective therapies.

Courtney resides outside of Boston with her physician-scientist husband and their 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with the family, skiing, and cheering on her 12 year old daughter, Avery, at her rock climbing competitions. Courtney is honored to be part of the Pablove mission.

Paul Adams

Board Member & Cycling Committee 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.

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Komal Sheth

Board Member& Fundraising and Marketing Advisory Committee Member

Komal is a loving mother of two beautiful young adults. She is a great supporter of the arts, and has been formally trained since childhood in the Indian classical dance form called Bhatata Natyam, culminating in a solo dance debut. She is also a pianist, with training from the Trinity College of Music, London. Komal believes that children are our most valuable resource and takes inspiration from Neil Postman‘s words “They are living messages to the world, to a time we will not see.”

For the last 27 years, Komal and her family have lived in Los Angeles. Her profession has been in the wholesale diamond industry, and she has credentials as a California State Certified Gemologist. Currently, she is pursuing her passion in training her voice as a singer. She is also a freelance photographer for her daughter’s fashion & beauty blog. In her spare time, she loves to read, do yoga, and watch Bollywood movies. She is honored to be a part of the Pablove mission, and sincerely hopes there will be a cure to childhood cancer because each and every child deserves to live a life filled with joy.

katherine quick rosa

Board Member + Pablove Finance Committee member

Kathy joined Pablove’s New Jersey/New York/Connecticut Advisory Committee to support local Shutterbugs while her husband, Carlos, was training for and completing three Pablove Across America cycling events.

The Rosa family feels fortunate to have found the Pablove community following their son’s Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) diagnosis at the age of 6 in 2010, and are incredibly thankful that all four of their children are growing into thoughtful and inquisitive young adults.

Kathy is a Partner at Velvet Sea Ventures and was previously with the alternative investment businesses at JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management. Having spent more than 20 years in the venture capital and private equity industry, Kathy is especially passionate about the promise of Pablove’s seed stage grants that fund cutting-edge pediatric cancer research.

Another one of her passions is access to education — Kathy is the Chairperson of the Leadership Council at Franklin & Marshall College and is on the board at The Pennington School in New Jersey.

Kathy is a member of the Pablove Finance Committee and joined the Board of Directors in December 2021.

Jeffrey S. Dome, MD, PhD

Board Member & Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD is Senior Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Chief of the Division of Oncology at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC.  He is Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the Thomas Willson and Lenore Williams McKnew Professor of Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Dome received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and PhD degree in Medicine from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.  He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  After fellowship, Dr. Dome was a faculty member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital before joining Children’s National.

Dr. Dome is an internationally recognized expert on pediatric solid tumors, with an emphasis on kidney tumors and sarcomas. He chaired the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Renal Tumor Committee for more than a decade.  He is presently on the Executive Committee and Scientific Council of the COG, the editorial board of Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and is immediate past-Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Subboard of Hematology/Oncology.

In October 2021, Dr. Dome began a 3-year term as North American Continental President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). He has authored more than 200 articles, books, letters, and chapters on pediatric cancer.

Dr. Dome has lent his extensive expertise to the Pablove Scientific Advisory Committee for many years and became its Chair in December 2021.

Tina Schwartz riding for Pablove

Tina Schwartz

Secretary of the Board & Fundraising and Marketing Advisory Committee Member

A Houston, TX resident originally from Washington State, Tina Schwartz is already very involved in Pablove: Her husband Dick Schwartz is a multi-year Pablove Across America (PAA) rider, and Tina is embarking on her 2nd consecutive PAA ride. Her contributions are numerous: She recruited her family to PAA, serves as an unpaid Teaching Assistant for the Shutterbugs Program in Houston, and is a co-chair of the Houston Friends of Pablove group. Her energy, love and enthusiasm for Pablove and the Shutterbugs program are palpable, and she brings tons of energy and heart to the Board. On top of that, she is enormously fun and spreads love wherever she goes. Tina’s profession is serving her community as a high-volume real estate agent with Keller Williams – making home sales exciting and infusing down payments of love to real estate.

Charlotte Rolfs

Board Member & Shutterbugs Advisory Committee 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.

Emeritus Board

Scott Keys

Emeritus Board Member

Saro Armenian, DO MPH

Board Member Emeritus, Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Leo Mascarenhas, MD MS

Past Scientific Advisory Committee Chair & Emeritus Board Member

John Bennett

Emeritus Board Member

Glenn Oratz

Emeritus Board Member

Past Chairs of the Board of Directors

Simon Rust Lamb

Former Board Member and past Chair of the Board of Directors

Jeff Castelaz

Co-Founder and Former Board Member

Scientific Advisory Committee

Jeffrey S. Dome, MD, PhD

Board Member & Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

Sinisa Dovat, MD PhD

Committee Member

Saro Armenian, DO MPH

Board Member Emeritus, Scientific Advisory Committee Member

David M. Loeb, MD PhD

Committee Member

Leo Mascarenhas, MD MS

Past Scientific Advisory Committee Chair & Emeritus Board Member

Muller Fabbri, MD PhD

Committee Member

James Amatruda, MD PhD

Committee Member

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD

Committee Member

Tanja Gruber, MD PhD

Committee Member

Daniel S. Wechsler, MD PhD

Committee Member

Steven DuBois, MD MS

Committee Member

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