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 Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Downtown Event Center, STOP CANCER, the University of Chicago Lab Schools, and the W.M. Keck Foundation.
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 as Foundation Coordinator. Cara now serves as the foundation’s Program Manager for Stand Up To Cancer, a nonprofit initiative that has raised over $180 million dollars to accelerate cancer research through revolutionary, collaborative physician “Dream Teams.” Additionally, Cara is Project Manager 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 plans to earn an MBA with a focus in nonprofit management.
A Southern California native, Krystle moved to New York City after high school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The New School. While in college, she spent her summer vacations making use of her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification by teaching abroad in both India and Central America. Upon graduation, Krystle returned to her home state and now happily resides in Los Angeles, close to friends and family.
Krystle joined the Sherry Lansing Foundation in the summer of 2011. Her responsibilities include providing efficient and accurate administrative and clerical support to office managers and colleagues. Krystle’s duties include information management, event coordination, switchboard operations, office correspondence and building facilities. As the first person to greet callers and visitors to the SLF, Krystle makes everyone feel at home.