Doug Collins joined The Sherry Lansing Foundation as Director in 2008. Among his duties is the management of PrimeTime LAUSD, which recruits and places retirees as volunteers in K-12 Los Angeles public school classrooms.
In addition, Doug is a key advisor to the EnCorps Teachers Program and serves as the liaison between Ms. Lansing and the Chief of Staff of the University of California Board of Regents.
He also supervises the foundation’s initiatives with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, the Carter Center, Encore.org, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), Friends of Cancer Research, the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the L.A. Opera, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, STOP CANCER, the University of Chicago Lab Schools, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
Prior to launching his career in the nonprofit sector, Doug served as Director of Development in the Paramount Motion Picture Group and headed two independent production companies under the aegis of Paramount Network Television.
He earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of South Florida and a Graduate Certificate from the Applied Gerontology Institute at California State University, Los Angeles.
Doug is passionately committed to the continued social, educational and professional engagement of Baby Boomers and post-Boomers.
Cara joined The Sherry Lansing Foundation in spring 2010. She serves as Program Manager for a variety of philanthropic initiatives, including Stand Up To Cancer, which has raised more than $260 million dollars to accelerate cancer research through revolutionary, collaborative physician “Dream Teams.” Additionally, Cara is the Development Officer for the EnCorps Teachers Program, which transitions S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals into second careers in education.
Cara previously worked in the entertainment industry, having danced professionally for the NBA, NFL and a broad range of music industry artists. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she worked in independent film and television production, as well as in the Talent department at William Morris Agency.
Originally from the East Coast, Cara earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She went on to obtain her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certifications in Madrid, Spain and subsequently lived abroad in both Asia and Europe, teaching English to corporate executives.
Cara is a proud member of UCLA Anderson FEMBA Class of 2016. Go Bruins!