Carol is an independent business consultant with a background in finance,
fundraising and business development. Carol serves as U.S. Business Manager
for Chibi, LLC and provides strategic planning services to corporations
including Streetscape Equities. Prior to consulting, Carol was Director of
Corporate Giving for Los Angeles-based nonprofit Chrysalis. Her extensive
financial services experience includes serving as Vice President, Investment
Management for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and in the Asia Finance Distribution
division of Bankers Trust Company. Carol attended Barnard College and received
her MBA from New York University.
Eleanor M. Johnson, Board Treasurer
Eleanor is a tax partner in the public accounting firm of Cohen, Miskei & Mowrey LLP.
Eleanor is an active member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce where she sits
on the Board of Directors, served on the Executive Committee and was the Chairman
of the Board in 2002. She has been on the Women’s Business Council Steering
Committee since 1996, serving as Committee Chair in 1998. Originally from Boston,
Eleanor was first certified as a CPA in Massachusetts in 1989 and became certified
in California in 1997.
Allison has enjoyed a successful career in the media and entertainment industries,
most recently as a member of AOL’s entertainment team working with movie studios to
promote their films online. Prior, she was Vice President, Sales for National Lampoon
and Vice President, Sales and Advertising Operations for Vivendi Universal. Allison also
spent many years in radio in sales management for The Beat in Los Angeles, V-103 in Atlanta
and KISS-FM, NY. An active participant in community service, Allison has a long-standing
commitment to fighting cancer and ending domestic violence.
David Mount, Board Chair
David has been a dedicated supporter of Break the Cycle since 1998,
earning him Break the Cycle’s empowerment award in 2002. David contributes a
strong background in business development. In 1993, after a prominent career
in the music industry, he was appointed chair and CEO of Warner/Elektra/Atlantic,
Inc. (WEA), a division of Time Warner that had annual revenues of more than $2
billion during his tenure. Currently, David is chairman of the board of visitors
of Pepperdine University’s School of Business as well as chairman of CF Services,
a division of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sam is a partner in Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP’s Entertainment & Media Department.
He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in entertainment, business, and employment
litigation in state and federal courts. Sam represents celebrities, motion picture production
and distribution companies, producers, directors, writers and others associated with the
entertainment industry. Sam has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles
County Bar Association’s Committee on Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property, and
an Adjunct Professor of Law at USC law school.
John is a partner in the firm O’Donnell Shaeffer Mortimer, a nationally recognized
litigation firm located in Los Angeles. In addition to an active litigation practice
in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment and complex tort, John is an
adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. John is also a frequent
lecturer and commentator on a variety of legal topics. Away from the office and in
addition to his work with Break the Cycle, John enjoys time with his family and attempts
to coach his son’s AYSO soccer team.
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