Lila Lazarus is an award-winning journalist who has anchored the news in Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts. Lila runs a production company, Lila Productions, and currently hosts the award-winning Discover Remarkable series on WXYZ.
Never afraid of a challenge, Lila swam the Straits of Mackinac to raise money and awareness for Mentor Michigan. Each fall, she climbs from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other and back again. In 2007, Lila was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. An avid motorcyclist, Lila was recently named Michigan’s Ambassador of Motorcycle Safety.
Extremely active in community and charitable organizations, Lila serves on multiple boards and is currently President of Kids Kicking Cancer. She’s also very involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. She’s been a Big Sister for 20 years.
A graduate of Kalamazoo College, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts and the University of Bonn in Germany, Lila holds two Masters Degrees. Her professional accomplishments include covering Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in South Africa and receiving multiple Emmy Awards, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award, two Clarion Awards and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award in back-to-back years.
Little known fact: Lila loves to talk. In fact, she speaks 5 languages! Lila creates adventures each and every day. Whether she’s attempting the Firefighter Fitness Test, flying an F-18 with the Blue Angels or flying a hot air balloon to fulfill the wishes of a young woman battling cancer, she inspires people to live life to the fullest.
Neil M. Schloss is Vice President – Treasurer for Ford Motor Company, a position to which he
was elected on March 29, 2007.
Mr. Schloss joined Ford Motor Company in 1982 as a financial analyst in the Controller's Office. From there, he progressed through a series of finance positions before relocating to Detroit in 1990. In 1991, he joined the Treasurer's Office at Ford Credit and held many positions. In 1998, he was named Assistant Treasurer, Ford Credit, responsible for Debt Issuance, Capital Planning and Affiliate Financing. In the years 2000 to 2002 he held many Director roles, and on April 1, 2003, Neil was promoted to Assistant Treasurer.
Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Schloss earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from San Diego State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Santa Clara. Neil is married with two daughters and has been a proud supporter of Kids Kicking Cancer for many years.
Doug is a dedicated father to four wonderful children, Megan, Angel Brendan, Caitlyn, and Landon, and has been blessed to share the past 20 years with soul mate, and wife, Maureen. He is the President and founder of Hydraulic Parts Source, an international supplier of hydraulic components. Doug is a founding board member of the Brendan Filzek Childhood Cancer Assistance Fund, which supports children with cancer and their families. Since their efforts began 7 years ago, we have raised almost $300,000. Brendan was in the very first Kids Kicking Cancer class and received our “Master Teacher" Blackbelt in 2003.
Robert Bronstein is president and co-founder of The Scion Group LLC, a Chicago-based real estate consulting, development and management firm solely focused on up-scale student housing. Since founding the company in 2000 with his brother Eric, Scion has grown into one of most respected firms in its industry, with over 250 employees, nearly $70 million in annual revenues and a 13,000-bedroom property portfolio valued at nearly $600 million. Scion has worked on 130 college and university campuses in 36 U.S. States, Mexico, Canada and Great Britain. Prior to founding Scion, Mr. Bronstein was Vice President at Equis Corp., a Chicago-based real estate services and consulting firm. Mr. Bronstein holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He has been a major supporter of Kids Kicking Cancer for the last three years.
Stephen M. Cheifetz is a principal with the firm of Corrent & Macri LLP in Windsor, Ontario specializing in corporate-commercial, tax and international law. He has lectured on business law at the University of Windsor. He has been retained by the Government of Ontario to present seminars throughout the U.S. on doing business in Canada, and has also lectured for the U.S. Small Business Administration on the U.S./Canada Free Trade Agreement. Mr. Cheifetz serves on the Board of Directors of a number of U.S. and European companies doing business in Canada. He is active in community organizations in and around Windsor.
Dr. Fein Levy graduated Brandeis University with a BA in psychology in 1990. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1994. Following medical school, Dr. Fein Levy did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2000. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Fein Levy worked for Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at their affiliate, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. From 2002 through 2008, she joined the Brooklyn Hospital Center as a part-time pediatric hematologist oncologist.
Currently, Dr. Fein Levy is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. She is the head of the Pediatric Oncology Rare Tumor and Sarcoma (PORTS) program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of the North Shore-LIJ health system. Dr. Fein Levy cares for infants, children and young adults with cancer and serious blood disorders. Her main clinical focus is the treatment of rare pediatric tumors and sarcomas of the soft tissues and bone. She is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group, an organization dedicated to clinical research in the field of pediatric cancer. Currently, Dr. Fein Levy is involved in studying the biology of solid tumors and the implementation of new drugs and treatment plans that improve the long-term survival of patients with cancers.
In addition to her clinical practice since 1998, the girls of Camp Simcha have had the privilege of having Dr. Fein Levy as the camp doctor and since 2009 she serves as the associate director of the Camp Simcha Girls Medical Staff. Dr. Carolyn, as she is known in camp, is more than a gifted physician who dispenses smiles and hugs along with band-aids and chemotherapy. As a cancer survivor herself, she brings a unique combination of medical expertise and personal experience and serves as a role model and living illustration of all the possibilities of life after cancer. Dr. Fein Levy is on the medical advisory board for Camp Sunrise, the only day camp for children with cancer in New York.. She is also a sought after inspirational speaker who has shared the insights gleaned from her life as a cancer patient, survivor, wife, mother, and physician to thousands of women throughout the New York area.
Dr. Fein Levy and her husband, David, live in New York with their three children Margalit, Eliana and Yoni.
Brad Feldman has been a wealth adviser for Schechter in Birmingham, MI, since 2007. He joined the firm after working as corporate and real estate litigator at Jackier Gould, PC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Brad's expertise is working with high net worth families in the areas of wealth accumulation and preservation, wealth transfer, charitable giving programs, and estate and tax planning. He also works with closely held companies on business succession planning, as well as executive compensation and group benefit programs. He has been a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of financial topics.
Brad holds a JD from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, and a BA from the University of Michigan. He plays an active role in the community, serving as a board member for Kids Kicking Cancer, and on the Planned Giving Committee of ORT America. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan.
Brad resides in Franklin, Michigan with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Emily, Allison, Robert, Max and Talia.
Bonnie Larson graduated from Michigan State University in 1970 with a BA and a secondary teaching certificate in history and social science.
For many years she has been an active philanthropist and community volunteer, serving in key leadership roles. At the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA), Bonnie has served as a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Board, Honorary Docent, Chairman of the Gala, and Board Member of the European Painting Council. Additional roles at the DIA have included Chair of the Education Committee and President of Founders’ Junior Council.
Bonnie is also a prominent leader at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum. She currently serves as Governor and Member of the Executive Committee.
At the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Bonnie serves as a Director and as an Officer of the Governing Members. She has also served on the Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a Member of the Meridian National Arts Council at the Meridian International Center in Washington DC. She is also a founding board member of the Edith and Eli Broad Museum at Michigan State University.
Bonnie has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She currently resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and spends her winters in Naples, Florida. She enjoys extensive national and international travel, bridge, golf, music, art, shooting, and sports.
David Nicholson is Vice Chairman of PVS Chemicals, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of PVS Chemical’s Sulfur and Distribution Groups. In this role, Mr. Nicholson has responsibility and oversight for operations throughout the United States and PVS’ European operation, as well as business development through acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to joining PVS, Mr. Nicholson career included working as a commercial banker with LaSalle Bank, East Coast Finance Manager for E&J Gallo Winery and as an Associate with Ryan Enterprises, a Chicago private equity firm.
Mr. Nicholson was recently appointed to the Wayne State University Board of Governors by Governor Rick Snyder. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Forgotten Harvest and Co-chairperson of the Past>Forward Capital Campaign for the Detroit Historical Society where he also is a Trustee. Mr. Nicholson is an Advisory Board Member of the University of Michigan Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center and a Lead Director on the Legacy DMC Board.
Mr. Nicholson graduated with a BA in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and obtained a MBA from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.
He resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan with his wife Kristin and two sons.
Max Ritvo is a seventeen year old in remission from Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York where he lived for that period. Before his illness Max had been a dedicated martial artist, reaching the second degree of Black Belt in Longfist Wushu. He met Rabbi G as while undergoing treatment. Max has been both a beneficiary and contributor to the organization. He has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration on the use of the martial arts for cancer therapy. He is currently a freshman at Yale University.
Alan has been the most influential voice in Hollywood for Kids Kicking Cancer. He continues to introduce us to the talent that he manages, including Gerard Butler. The stars have supported our kids with empowering messages and their fans have very significantly embraced our organization financially. Despite the time demands of Hollywood, Alan Siegel continues to make our children a priority in his life.
Arthur Weiss is a member of the Board of Directors and an attorney with Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weiss. He has published and focused on the areas of business planning, real estate and taxation. Arthur is also an active community and national leader who has given a great deal of his time and attention to charitable and educational programs. He has been a wonderful advocate for Kids Kicking Cancer and has generously given of his time and resources. Arthur has agreed to chair the legal committee of the Board for Kids Kicking Cancer.