Board of Directors

The following individuals generously provide their leadership, vision, professionalism and knowledge to WISE & Healthy Aging to assist in serving seniors and those who care for them.


Renee White Fraser, PhD
Fraser Communications

President and CEO 
Grace Cheng Braun

First Vice Chair
Kathy Fergen
East West Bank

Second Vice Chair 
Yesenia Monsour
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center

Iao Katagiri
RAND Corporation

Barbara Browning, RN 
Santa Monica Commission for the Senior Community

Immediate Past Chair
Paul Kanan 



Maria O. Arechaederra

Charles Beck

Janice H. Burrill

Jodi Cohn, DrPH

Janie Yuguchi Gates, EdD

Ryan Iwamoto
24Hr HomeCare

Scott Kaiser, MD
Motion Picture & Television Fund

Thomas R. Larmore, JD
Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP

Michelle Meisels

Daoshing Ni, DOM, LAc, PhD
Tao of Wellness
Yo San University

Leslie Porras
Anthem, Inc.

Sonja Rosen, MD
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Ronald Sorensen
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Paul H. Watkins, JD
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
UCLA Health System

Larry Yancey, JD 
Elder Stay at Home, Inc.