FOUNDERS

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Angela Weingrad - President

Angela Weingrad is Holton's mother and the co-founder of Holton's Heroes, along with her husband Eric.

As a lifelong native to Los Angeles, Angela's family roots are deeply planted on the west coast. She currently serves as the Vice President of Casting & Talent for Lime Pictures and is responsible for casting some of cable TVs most entertaining shows like "Million Dollar Listing New York," "Rupaul's Drag Race," and "The People's Couch." 

Holton's personal experience and struggles have changed Angela's life forever. For as deep and powerful as her love is for her only son, she is equally passionate about helping other families dealing with the same, seemingly impossible, situation. She has dedicated her life to fighting for not only the best quality of life for her children, but for all children that are trying to recover from a brain injury.

Eric Weingrad - Board CHAIR

Eric Weingrad is Holton’s father and the co-founder of Holton’s Heroes, along with his wife Angela.

After growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, PA, Eric moved out west to Los Angeles, CA where eventually met his wife the old fashioned way – drunk at a party. Professionally he produced and directed some of pop-cultures most guilty reality TV pleasures like “Punk’d,” “Dance Moms,” “Finding Bigfoot,” and “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.” Recently, Eric has turned his focus to digital media as he served as the lead editor for the relaunch of howardstern.com and oversaw all social platforms for the legendary entertainment personality for the past two years. 

Personally, Eric’s mission is to passionately support families dealing with varying forms of post-birth pediatric brain injuries through his nonprofit Holton’s Heroes. His son serves as his inspiration to making the world a better place for kids around the country that have therapy needs, like Holton, that all too often go unsupported and misunderstood.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RaNDEE CEROTA - Board Member

Randee is a tenured advertising executive currently working in New York City. A New Jersey native, Randee has spent the bulk of her digital media career in the city that never sleeps (though she will never turn down the opportunity to catch a few zzz’s). When she's not closing deals, Randee loves to explore the city—using her stealthy camera skills and eye for the unusual to capture a side of New York many have never seen.

Those closest to Randee know it is her passion for helping others that truly fulfills her. Lucky to count the Weingrads among her dearest friends, Randee is incredibly proud to serve on the board of Holton’s Heroes.

 


TOM HOPPA - BOARD MEMBER

With over 15 years experience in the music industry Tom Hoppa has has proven to be a master behind the scenes from managing talent to booking national tours to promoting live events. Tom's professional work history is diverse and extensive as he has worked closely with an array of artists from Prince to Motorhead to Cher. Since 2014, Tom has been an integral part of the BottleRock Music Festival in Napa Valley.  

Having worked with many iconic music industry reps and artists, Tom's experience behind the scenes prove to be invaluable as he sets out to greatly impact future Holton's Heroes live events and fundraisers. Tom enjoys giving back to a community that impacts over a million people each year.


LAUREN LEVIN - BOARD MEMBER

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BOBBY REYNOLDS - BOARD MEMBER

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BENNY REUVEN - BOARD MEMBER

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Dr. Kiarash Sadrieh - Board Member

Dr. Kiarash Sadrieh is a child neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and is the Program Director of the Child Neurology Residency Training Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Dr. Sadrieh received his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School in 2001. He was trained and completed his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2003. He also completed his neurology training at CHLA in 2006. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology in 2008.

Dr Sadrieh has dedicated his life to helping neurologically ill children and will use this expertise to help further Holton’s Heroes’ mission.  

OFFICERS

IAN MALLITZ - TREASURER

Philadelphia native Ian Mallitz has his roots firmly planted in the non-profit world.  Beginning his professional career as an Assistant Director for the URJ Camp Harlam in northeastern Pennsylvania, Ian is no stranger to giving back to the community and working with children. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, Ian has produced and directed projects for a litany networks that include CBS, Discovery, History, A&E, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and NBC Universal. As Head of Production with Cashmere Agency, Ian was responsible for developing and overseeing all creative video content, specifically visual media connected with the Snoop Dogg franchise. Currently Ian produces content for the Los Angeles based creative agency LA, where he has assisted in creating multiple award-wining campaigns for several major motion pictures, television series and the web.

Ian considers himself “one of the luckiest people on the planet” to have known Holton since the day he was born.  Sharing Holton’s story with the world as well as assisting families in need through Holton’s Heroes has become one of the most important initiatives that Ian feels he has ever been a part of.


ROBYN ALTMAN - SECRETARY

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