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"I am honored to be one of the people helping Rx Laughter raise funds for their research on how comedy can be an important part of treating seriously ill children and teens. As a dad, I know that there is nothing more important than the health and happiness of my children. As a performer, it's a great feeling to be able to give back to the community of people who have been so supportive of me throughout the years by doing whatever I can to help Rx Laughter continue its very important research. "

Ray Romano

 

 

Board Members
Rx Laughter Board Members include leaders in science and entertainment and
the families of classic comedy legends.

Board of Directors:

Jeffrey D. Bader
Chris Costello
Sherry Dunay Hilber

 

Advisory Board - Medical & Scientific: (alphabetical)


Bette Billet, RN, CNS. Pediatric Nurse Specialist, Mattel Children's Hospital @UCLA
at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.

Ian Cook, M.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute & Hospital

Andrea Cousins, Ph.D., Psy.D., Psychologist, Daughter of Norman Cousins ("Anatomy of an Illness")

William F. Fry, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Stanford University Medical School

Peter Gaumond, national policy development for addiction treatment and recovery.

Michael Joseph, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Edward McCabe, M.D., Ph.D., Physician in Chief, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, and Executive Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children's Hospital of UCLA at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Joseph Shrand M.D., Harvard Medical School Instructor, VA Psychiatrist, Teen Addiction Medicine Specialist http://www.harvardsouthshorepsychiatry.org/faculty-joseph-shrand-md

David Spiegel, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine

Margaret Stuber, M.D., Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of Child Psychiatry & Liaison Services at Mattel Children’s Hospital, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Theodore Moore M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Director of the Hematology-Oncology Division at the Mattel Children's Hospital @UCLA at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Peter Whybrow, M.D., Physician-In-Chief & Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences @ the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute & Hospital.

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Anesthesiology; Director of the Pediatric Pain Program at the Mattel Children's Hospital of UCLA at the David Geffen School of Medicine; Medical Director of the Trinity KidsCare Pediatric Hospice; and Author of "Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain-A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood",January 2005: http://www.healthcare.ucla.edu/pedspain.

Paul Zeltzer, M.D., NeuroOncologist, Maxine Duntz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Author "Brain Tumors, Leaving the Garden of Eden - A Guide for Surviving Catastrophic Illness" (www.surviving braincancer.com) 2005.

 

Advisory Board - Entertainment Industry (alphabetical)


Jeffrey Bader, President of Program Planning, Strategy and Research at NBC Entertainment

Christopher Chaplin, Actor, Son of Charlie Chaplin

Josephine Chaplin, Daughter of Charlie Chaplin

Chris Costello, Daughter of Lou Costello of Abbott & Costello

Melissa Talmadge Cox, Granddaughter of Buster Keaton

Susanne Daniels, Vice President, YouTube Original Programming

Victoria Dummer, Executive Vice President, ABC Media Group, Current Series for the ABC Entertainment Group

Justin Falvey, Co-Head of DreamWorks Television

Joshua Feldman, VP of XBox Entertainment Studios

Ronald J. Fields, Documentary Producer and Grandson of WC Fields

Jerold Franks, President Emeritus, Casting Society of America, Co Founder of Onorato-Franks Casting Agency, Board Member of The Thalians Mental Health Unit at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

JoAnn Grigioni, Vice President of Talent and Specials, Comedy Central.

Ted Harbert, Co-Chairman, NBC Broadcasting

Goldie Hawn, Academy Award winning actress, Philanthropist

Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, Granddaughter of Harold Lloyd

Kevin James, Comedian, star of CBS sitcom "King of Queens"

Barry Katz, Talent Manager and Television and Film Producer (EP, "Last Comic Standing"). Host of "Industry Standard" podcast http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441639/bio

Bill Marx, Musician, Son of Harpo Marx (The Marx Bros.) www.cghsociety.org

Ray Romano, Emmy Award winner, star of "Everybody Loves Raymond"

John Wells, President of Writers Guild of America West, and Emmy Award Winning Executive Producer & Writer (ER, West Wing, China Beach, Third Watch)

Gene Wilder, Film and Stage Actor, Philanthropist, Academy Award nominee, and Honorary Worldwide Director of Gilda's Club