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Board of Directors

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is governed by an Executive Board of Directors and a Council of Advisors. Both leadership teams are composed of members of the fire service, burn care professionals, burn survivors, corporate and community leaders, and energetic, motivated people just like you.

For information about the Board of Directors and Council of Advisors, or if you have questions for the Board, please send an email to jradics@aarbf.org and insert “Board of Directors” or “Council of Advisors” in your e-mail subject line, or call 818-848-0223 ext. 12.

Board of Directors

AARBF - Vice President

Russ Charvonia

President

Treasurer

Michael Bradley

Vice President

AARBF President

Andrew Mersmann

Immediate Past President

AARBF - Board Member

Lea Elder

Treasurer

Cara Goodman

Secretary

Rana Stephan

Board Member

Carolyn Prasad

Board Member

Council of Advisors

James Bosch

Advisor

Jim Knopf

Advisor

Cindy Rutter

Advisor

Andrea Beenham

Advisor

Jamie Calnan

Advisor

Brooke Cappa

Advisor

Tremone Fucles

Advisor

Tanya Davis

Advisor

AARBF Seeks New Board of Director Members and Council of Advisors

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and Council of Advisors. Board Members will be elected for their knowledge, experience and/or professional networks that are deemed important for Board decision making, Committees or other Board business. Council Members generally require less time commitment and can tailor their committee work and volunteer actions to their specific interests and passions for the foundation’s mission. Areas of expertise desired, for both roles, include, but are not limited to: burn survivors, legal background, fire service, burn-related medical staff or administrators, marketing, fundraising, public relations, finance, development, management, and education/prevention. Standing and ad hoc committees and areas of interest for both bodies include: Survivor Programs, Prevention and Education, Development and Fundraising, Communications, and more. Each Board or Council member is encouraged to seek Board Member prospects and inspired Councilors of this type who may be appropriate and nominate them at the annual election time.

AARBF Seeks Young Adult Council Members

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (“AARBF”) Young Adult Council (“YAC”) program will serve as an advisory council and provide a connection between young adults that are currently participating or have participated in AARBF programs and the AARBF Board of Directors. Members of YAC will host or assist with an AARBF fundraiser, assist with AARBF social media, implement a one-year project and assist with other activities or programs as deemed necessary by the AARBF Board of Directors and/or YAC.