Board of Trustees

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a non-profit, private pediatric hospital under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Trustees, consisting of community leaders and physicians. The Board is responsible for establishing the vision, mission, and goals of the hospital, ensuring the highest quality patient care, securing the financial health of the hospital, building positive community relationships, ensuring qualified and competent executive management performance and fundraising to fulfill the hospital’s mission.

  • Board Co-Chairs
  • Committee Leaders
  • Trustees
  • Honorary Members

Board Co-Chairs

Co-Chair, Lynda Boone Fetter

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A member of the Board of Trustees since 2004, Boone Fetter most recently chaired the Compensation Committee and previously served as chair of the Nominating Committee. She has served on the Executive, Advancement, Governance, Service and Access, and The Saban Research Institute committees. In addition, she was integral to the creation of the Boone Fetter Clinic within the Institute of the Developing Mind, which provides innovative and comprehensive care for thousands of children facing autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Boone Fetter is currently a principal/manager of Boone Fetter LLC and principal of Samuelson & Fetter LLC, a premier development firm in Los Angeles. For more than 30 years, she and husband Blaine have founded several private real estate and development firms. She also has served as president of The Caltech Associates and on the boards of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Rancho Los Alamitos. She is a member of the advisory board for the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California (USC) and is a former board member of the USC School of Planning and Public Policy and School of Philanthropy. She is also a member of Annenberg Alchemy and the Everychild Foundation, and a former executive committee member of the Foothills YMCA. She and her husband Blaine live in Pasadena.

Co-Chair, Arnold "Arnie" Kleiner


Arnie Kleiner has spent more than three decades advancing the missions of children’s hospitals across the nation. As a member of the CHLA Board of Trustees since 2002, he has served on the Executive, Safety and Quality, and Service and Access committees. He also immediately preceded Boone Fetter as chair of the Compensation Committee. He is a longstanding CHLA benefactor, most notably in supporting the annual broadcast of the Emmy Award-winning ABC7 television special, “Imagine: A Celebration of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”

Kleiner has more than 45 years in broadcast media and was most recently president and general manager of KABC-TV, a position he began in 1996. He steered the station to its current top-ranked status in the ultra-competitive Los Angeles television news market. With his recent retirement from KABC, Kleiner will have greater capacity to focus on advancing CHLA’s vision of the future as a provider of lifesaving care to the children of Los Angeles and beyond.

Kleiner also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles chapter of Autism Speaks and is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the L.A. Multicultural Leadership Coalition. An Army veteran, Kleiner has worked in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. He and wife Carol reside in Los Angeles.

Committee Leaders

Advancement Committee

Allan M. Rudnick, Chair


Thomas (Tom) M. Simms, Vice Chair



Audit Committee

Thomas (Tom) M. Simms, Chair


Eric Wasserman, Vice Chair



Center for Global Health Committee

Martha N. Corbett, Chair



Compensation Committee

James (Jim) S. Hunt, Chair


Elisabeth (Beth) Hunt Price, Vice Chair

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Finance Committee

Jeffrey (Jeff) Worthe, Chair


Robert (Rob) A. Zielinski, Vice Chair



Governance Committee

Susan H. Mallory, Chair


Kevin H. Brogan, Vice Chair



Government Relations Committee

Gary J. Cohen, Chair


Jay Carson, Vice Chair



Investment Committee

Mary Adams O'Connell, Chair


Ashwin Adarker, Vice Chair

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The Saban Research Institute Committee

James Terrile, Chair


Bonnie McClure, Vice Chair


Jihee Huh, Vice Chair



Safety and Quality Committee

Todd E. Molz, Chair


Kimberly (Kim) Popovich Shepherd, Vice Chair



Service and Access Committee

Marcia Wilson Hobbs, Chair

Alan J. Wilson, Vice Chair


Members of the Board of Trustees

Ashwin Adarkar
Brooke Anderson
Marion Anderson
Ann Babcock
June Banta
Kevin H. Brogan
Jay Carson
Alex Chaves, Sr.
Peggy Tsiang Cherng, PhD
Gary J. Cohen
Martha N. Corbett
Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
Richard D. Farman
Lynda Boone Fetter
Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA
Deborah A. Freund, PhD
Margaret (Peggy) Rodi Galbraith
Carl Grushkin, MD
Mary Dee Hacker, RN
Mary Hart
Megan Hernandez
Marcia Wilson Hobbs
Gloria Holden
Jihee Huh
James (Jim) S. Hunt
William (Bill) Hurt
Arnold (Arnie) J. Kleiner
Kathleen McCarthy Kostlan
Mark D. Krieger, MD
Burt Levitch
Michael J. Madden
Susan H. Mallory
Carol Mancino
Bonnie McClure
Caryll (Tally) Sprague Mingst
Eugene (Mitch) Mitchell
Todd E. Molz
Mary Adams O’Connell
Laurence E. Paul, MD
John (Jack) D. Pettker
Chester (Chet) J. Pipkin
D. Brent Polk, MD
Ronald Preissman
Elisabeth (Beth) Hunt Price
Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA
Elizabeth (Liz) Estrada Rahn
Dayle Roath
Stephen (Steve) D. Rountree
Allan M. Rudnick
Theodore (Ted) R. Samuels
Paul M. Schaeffer
Kimberly (Kim) Popovich Shepherd
Stuart Siegel, MD
Thomas (Tom) M. Simms
Victoria Simms, PhD
Alexandra Meneses Simpson
Lisa Stevens
James Terrile
Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian
Joyce Bogart Trabulus 
Eric C. Wasserman 
Cathy Siegel Weiss 
Roberta Williams, MD
Alan J. Wilson 
Jeffrey (Jeff) Worthe
Richard Zapanta, MD
Robert (Rob) A. Zielinski

Honorary Members of the Board

Ernest O. Ellison
James M. Galbraith
Walter B. Rose
Cheryl Saban, PhD
Judge David A. Thomas