Board of Directors

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Dr. Goldberg grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1968.  He then attended UCLA and graduated college Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1972.  He continued his studies at Tufts Medical School in Boston, graduating in 1976, followed by an internship in medicine at Harbor General Hospital from 1976-1977.  Dr. Goldberg followed with a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCLA from 1977-1980, where he was chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in special procedures at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach. Since the end of his training, Dr. Goldberg has been in private practice in Los Angeles.  He was a staff radiologist at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica from 1981 to 1991. In 1991, Dr. Goldberg joined his current partners, Joseph Lebovic, M.D. and Stanford Schwimer, M.D. In LSG IMAGING, where he continues to practice with offices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Dr. Goldberg is married, with 3 children. He has varied interests outside of medicine including reading, golf, ocean kayaking, bike riding and music. Since Dr. Goldberg’s mother and his wife’s father both suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, this organization has a special place in his heart.  He wishes they would have had the opportunity to take advantage of a wonderful program such as this, to allow for more positive experiences and smiles in their last years.

Chair of MMM Board of Directors

Ross Goldberg

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Our project co-founder and co-director, Dr. Carol Port Rosenstein, is an educator and pioneer in the field of holistic mind-body health. After her career as a chiropractor, she became interested in total mind-body health and acquired a Master's in Clinical Psychology to help her further delve into alternative and complimentary medicine. Her thesis dissected the objectification of the inner child as a possible source of psychosomatic illness, and if addressed correctly can unlock the elixir that is part of the healing potion to reverse dis-ease/disease, if caught on an early continuum. This is what fueled her passion for the arts and its ability to heal the body and mind. For this reason, she became very interested in the power of music as a form of acoustic art to heal the mind and body, thereby creating MusicMendsMinds, Inc.

Executive Director of MMM

Carol Rosenstein

A native Angelino and graduate of U.C. Berkeley, he spent 30 years as a principal and chief operating officer in a 90 year old family automotive parts and service business.  He served as a Commissioner and Chair of the City of Santa Monica’s Social Services Commission.  He has also served on the Executive Board as a Vice President of Stephen S. Wise Temple and was a member of the Board of Directors of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and the Commission for Social Action of Reform Judaism.  He loves music and was introduced to Music Mends Minds through his father who has Parkinson’s disease and dementia.   He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ellen and they have two amazing sons.  Currently, he is writing the next chapter of his life.

Treasurer of Board of Directors

Chuck Perliter

Maddy LeMel is an outstanding mixed media artist working out of her studio in Santa Monica, California. After attending The Art Institute in Chicago she brought her creative spirit to Los Angeles, receiving her BFA at the University of Southern California. Maddy’s work has appeared in galleries throughout the country and abroad.

Secretary of Board of Directors

Maddy LeMel

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Michael Dean, Chair of Vocal Studies at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has performed to great acclaim worldwide in both concert and operatic repertoire, appearing in leading bass-baritone roles with many of the leading opera houses of the U.S. and Europe. He has made frequent appearances at New York City Opera, where he has performed the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, George in Of Mice and Men, Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Papageno in The Magic Flute. Before joining the 5th Dementia Band, Dean held a Vocal Techniques and Singing group for Parkinson's patients at UCLA. He had the great idea to merge his group with our 5th Dementia, and now attends rehearsals on Wednesdays to give a short vocal techniques lesson before singing with the band.

Board Member

Michael Dean

Olivia Patterson- Ryans graduated from Pepperdine University with degrees in math and psychology. She taught high school algebra and geometry earning teacher of the year from LA Unified School District. After obtaining her Master’s degree, she worked as a High School Counselor and Dean of Students. Olivia went to work in the auto industry as a fleet manager building and selling commercial trucks. She quickly grew into management where she created and implemented curriculum and classes for new sales people. Olivia has won numerous sales awards and has lead employees in several community projects, giving back to the community. Olivia is also involved with The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, Sha Given's, and the Holman United Methodist Church. 

Board Member

Olivia Patterson-Ryans

Marilyn Weinstein spent her early professional years, in the 60s and 70s, as an educational consultant at IBM, in the early days of professional computerized office equipment. After having her two daughters, she stayed at home full-time for about 10 years, before going back to her professional passion. From 1982-2008 she worked as a computer system and software applications consultant. Her primary work involved creating solutions for medical and collegiate labs and offices, primarily at UCLA and VA Research Development. In addition to technology, her passions include her family and the dairy farm (established in 1935) on which she grew up in Southwest Washington state, and, of course, her husband of over fifty years, Fred Weinstein. Fred was a professor and researcher at UCLA in the Department of Gastroenterology. Marilyn found Music Mends Minds in her search for a group in which her husband, who loves to sing, could participate with others. Singing has been the best medicine for him since retirement.

Board Member

Marilyn Weinstein

Until his recent retirement, Don was a professional wealth coach and holistic financial planner here in Los Angeles with Aspiriant LLC and before that with The Glowacki Group, LLC. Don holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.  He earned a certification in Personal Financial Planning from UCLA Extension and a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Don started on the wealth coaching path when both of his parents developed degenerative diseases. While managing his parents’ financial affairs, Don worked as a professional actor. Prior to that, Don worked as a programming executive with Home Box Office and an associate attorney at a Wall Street law firm. Don is a member in good standing of the bar of the states of California, Maryland and New York. For 25 years, Don served as President of The Walter & Lillian Gettinger Foundation. Don had been looking for a choir to join after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease to keep a mental focus and generate a positive attitude despite his diagnosis. He loves the warm, accepting atmosphere of The Fifth Dementia, and that he can sing without fear of judgment.

Board Member

Donald Gettinger

A global marketing & branding professional with experience in the US, Europe and Asia and currently based in Los Angeles, Stephen started his career with Toyota Motor Corporation in Tokyo, and held executive-management positions at Audi in Japan, Germany and the US for 9 years, including Director of Marketing & Brand Innovation at Audi of America. Later moved from automotive to the luxury consumer-goods sector, serving as President, La Prairie Japan based in Tokyo (HQ in Zurich & NYC), with frequent Asia-region business in Shanghai and Hong Kong. At Iceology, a brand consultancy in Los Angeles, he focused on delivering consumer insights and marketing strategies for greater brand-relevance for clients, before joining media agency Mindshare in Japan, where he was Managing Director for Japan and Korea.

Honorary Board Member

Stephen Berkov

A writer, producer and former music industry executive, Kramer was a Sr. VP at Capitol Records/EMI Music Publishing. Prior to that, as Director of West Coast Operations with London based Dick James Organization, home of Elton John and other prominent British recording artists. He served as Associate Producer of the Grammy Awards for more than ten years and is a former Chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. His film and TV endeavors include two feature films, an ABC-TV dramatic series and a PBS-TV Special.

Honorary Board Member

Ron Kramer

Franne Golde is a multi-talented, multi Grammy nominated songwriter/musician/singer/writer whose songs have appeared on more than 100 million records worldwide. She has written songs on many multi-platinum albums, including Pussycat Dolls’ “Stickwitu”, Christina Aguilera’s SO EMOTIONAL and her Grammy Award winning Latin CD MI REFLEJO, Jody Watley’s DON’T YOU WANT ME, Jessica Simpson’s  BE, Whitney Houston’s I BELONG TO YOU, The Commodores’ NIGHTSHIFT and Selena’s DREAMING OF YOU. She is currently designing her own clothing line, which feature her best selling Classic Pants, dubbed Magic Pants by Adam Glassman of O, The Oprah Magazine. They have also been featured on The Oprah Segment and View Your Deal on The View. 

Honorary Board Member

Franne Golde

Rima Simon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive clinical experience and training in rehabilitation, recovery and reintegration programs working with homeless VA Veterans dealing with a myriad of complex issues. Rima Simon was born in Russia, moved to Poland, Israel, and then to Chicago. In 1978 she moved to Los Angeles where she had a prolific film and television career while raising her two wonderful sons. In 2007, Rima discovered another passion and calling for helping others which inspired her to return to school at the University of Southern California where, in 2010, she received a Masters in Social Work (MSW). Rima Simon, LCSW, also has a private clinical practice in West LA, assisting individuals, couples and groups in crisis, aging, and life transitions. Rima is especially attuned to the needs of our aging population and their families.

Honorary Board Member

Rima Simon

Winston Virgo is the Assistant Manager for Wells Fargo at the Wilshire Westwood Branch. He started his banking career at Wells Fargo in Pennsylvania in 2011. Winston has been recognized in many areas of Banking because of his exceptional customer service. Prior to Banking, Winston was the Administrative Assistant to Dawanna Williams and Jay- Z at Babar Development Company in New York, a Real Estate Company. He's currently working on a book and a documentary about his friendship with the late Whitney Houston. Winston is involved in numerous grass root organizations and is very passionate about each and every one of them. 

Honorary Board Member

Winston Virgo

Diana Davidow is a speech therapist, counselor, philanthropist, and painter. She treats youth in LA at the Youth Mentoring Connection. Diana is a singer with the 5th Dementia Band.

Honorary Board Member

Diana Davidow

Our other project co-founder and co-director, Irwin Rosenstein, is the heart of the organization as he is the reason MusicMendsMinds, Inc. was created. Irwin's professional background is not in health, medicine, or the arts, but these certainly are his hobbies and interests. Irwin studied industrial management in his undergraduate career and real-estate law for graduate school. He then went on to work for the Federal National Mortgage Associationan, Fannie Mae,  for a number of years before retiring. Throughout his childhood, he had a great ear for music and was a marching band member of  University of Pennsylvania and has enjoyed playing the saxophone and piano with his college concert band frequently.

Honorary Board Member

Irwin Rosenstein

Paul Fox is best known for producing classic recordings with XTC, The Sugarcubes, Phish, 10K Maniacs, Semisonic, Grant Lee Buffalo and Edwin McCain, to name a few.  As a top session player he has worked with numerous artists from The Pointer Sisters, Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole to Motley Crue. He lives in Los Angeles with wife, Franne Golde and they have one child. He plays piano and percussion for the 5th Dementia and Jazzanova Bands.

Honorary Board Member

Paul Fox

Spencer Lemann (19) is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, songwriter, and producer. A Junior at USC’s Thornton School of Music, he is a merit scholarship recipient and made Dean’s List. He’s part of USC’s Afro-Cuban ensemble, ALAJE, co-founder of The Pop Initiative, and performs with other ensembles, including: the Livingston, Serfaty, and Stever Combos. The Spencer Lemann Trio performed at LA Jazz Society’s VIP receptions for Quincy Jones and for Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and at this year's Los Angeles Police Gala in Pasadena.

For years Spencer has performed supporting America’s veterans at the Veterans Fair in Sherman Oaks and the VA Hospital. He supported Lemonade Warriors, TCP Hurricane Florence survivors, and Keep Families Together. For his Eagle Scout project, Spencer created a Super Hero Library at the Watts Sheriff’s Station.

 

Spencer’s honors include: YoungArts Merit Winner in 3 categories (Classical Composition, Jazz Composition, and Jazz Guitar), Spotlight Semifinalist, Outstanding Soloist at The Fullerton Jazz Festival, and the SCSBOA and CBDA Honor Jazz Bands. He was selected to the LA Philharmonic’s Associate Composer Program, The YoungArts Composer Program, and the Wallis Annenberg Center’s Art of the Small Ensemble. 

 

Spencer has composed and co-composed scores, performed, and engineered soundtracks for theater, poetry, and award-winning short films, including the Emmy-winning series, “Little Los Angeles”, featuring Anthony Bourdain, and Catherine Deptuch’s “La Pêche de Mort”. He is preparing to release the second original CD in his series, “Fourked”.

 

Spencer is a National Merit Semifinalist, scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, and is an Eagle Scout.

 

Windward School wisely connected Spencer with Music Mends Minds, and he went on to serve as student advisor to MMM’s board and create their theme song. Spencer continues his heartfelt support of MMM’s local bands, which are now like family.

 

Spencer feels deeply grateful and blessed for all of his incredibly talented and nurturing teachers and mentors, and for the love and support of his Mom and Dad, family, and friends.

Student Representative

Spencer Lemann

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