Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Mr. Lawford was an early supporter of the foundation as an advisor. He has spent much of his life in Washington and Hollywood, navigating these two worlds as an actor, writer, lawyer, activist and public speaker. Mr. Lawford is currently working 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.
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.
Sue Andersen is Vice President and CFO for Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals on the Central Coast of California, including French Hospital Medical Center, Marian Medical Center, and Arroyo Grande
Mr. Rathbun is a radio host at KCBX Public Radio, Public Radio Exchange. 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.
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.
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.
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.