Raul E. Alvarado
After 33 years of service at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, Raul chose to dedicate his time and resources to help empower people to grow through the use of complementary and alternative healing methods. Raul has a longstanding history of commitment and a passion for supporting children and education. He currently serves as chairman of the board at Children's Institute, Inc., an organization that serves at-risk children and families in Los Angeles. He also founded A Thousand Joys, (www.athousandjoys.org
), a nonprofit consulting and training firm on the leading edge of helping businesses and nonprofits achieve their maximum potential. He has also served on the board of the Fulfillment Fund, a college-access organization that offers mentoring and counseling to disadvantaged students. Raul grew up in Panama, came to the U.S. to attend college, and has lived and worked around the world. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a MBA degree from Purdue University.
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, President and Whole Child Foundation co-founder, is Medical Director of the clinical program. She is a UCLA Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry and Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program. She has over 300 publications in pediatric pain and childhood cancer, has provided expert testimony before Congressional leaders, and has been a longtime advocate to impact healthcare for children who suffer with disabling persistent pain. She has appeared on National television (20/20, and The News Hour) talking about pain in children, written a book about childhood pain for parents, and is the recipient of the 2007 American Pain Society Award for Advocacy for Pain Care in Children. She is a past-Secretary of the American Pain Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Pain Foundation, and is President of the Pain in Childhood Section of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Her integrative pediatric pain program at UCLA was the recipient of the American Pain Society’s Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award for 2009.
Elyssa Getreu is a board member and executive advisor for Whole Child Foundation. Elyssa manages the Elbaz Family Foundation, which supports environmental and educational causes. She is a former Assistant United States Attorney, where she was a member of the Violent and Organized Crime division. Prior to working as a prosecutor, she worked for the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers and clerked for a federal judge. She has also worked as a journalist for a number of newspapers and wire services in Los Angeles. Elyssa has a bachelor's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. She serves on the following non-profit boards: the UCLA Law Alumni Board, the CMC Center for Human Rights Leadership, Iridescent, and X Prize (as the ethics chairperson). She is also a partner of Los Angeles Social Venture Partners.
Eva Ho, Whole Child Foundation co-founder and board member, and Senior Executive Officer of the clinical program. She currently is the VP of Marketing and Operations at Factual, where she manages all aspects of the brand, revenue generation, HR and finance. In 2008, she co-founded Navigating Cancer, a suite of tools and content that empowers cancer patients to navigate their best care. She is also very active in the non-profit sector, founding Whole Child LA in 2008, a community pediatric pain clinic, and sits on the board of First Descents and Iridescent. She also serves as an advisor for WebFWD, Mucker Lab, Common Crawl and newMe Accelerator. Prior, she was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google and Youtube for 5 years. Prior to Google, Eva was the head of marketing for Applied Semantics, a company that was sold to Google in 2003. Additional past employers include The Wilkerson Group, Procter & Gamble and IBM. Eva holds an MBA from the Cornell University Johnson School of Management as well as an AB in Biology from Harvard University.