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Lynda Boone Fetter, Arnold Kleiner To Head Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Board Of Trustees

Arnold “Arnie” Kleiner and Lynda Boone Fetter

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 – 11:20 AM

Lynda Boone Fetter and Arnold “Arnie” Kleiner have been elected co-chairs of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Board of Trustees, and will succeed outgoing board Co-chairs Cathy Siegel Weiss and Ted Samuels on July 1.

“Lynda Boone Fetter and Arnie Kleiner have distinguished themselves in service and leadership at CHLA,” says Richard D. Cordova, CHLA president/CEO. “Together with our dedicated staff, they will build on the good work of our former co-chairs, and continue to support the discovery of better treatments and cures for children while expanding our specialty pediatric services throughout the greater Los Angeles community.”

“In partnership, Arnie and I will work to build on the quality and excellent reputation of CHLA in a time when the health care industry is facing comprehensive change,” Boone Fetter says.

Kleiner says both he and Boone Fetter “are honored to serve as co-chairs during the hospital’s next stage of advancement. The quality of our staff is incomparable. Combined with the enthusiasm, diversity and skill of the Board of Trustees, our team will make Children’s Hospital Los Angeles a better place for the children of Los Angeles, California and the world.”

A member of the board since 2004, Boone Fetter most recently chaired the Compensation Committee and previously served as chair of the Nominating Committee. She has served on the Executive, Advancement, Governance, Service and Access, and The Saban Research Institute committees. In addition, she was integral to the creation of the Boone Fetter Clinic within the Institute of the Developing Mind, which provides innovative and comprehensive care for thousands of children facing autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Boone Fetter is currently a principal/manager of Boone Fetter LLC and principal of Samuelson & Fetter LLC, a premier development firm in Los Angeles. For more than 30 years, she and husband Blaine have founded several private real estate and development firms.

She also has served as president of The Caltech Associates and on the boards of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Rancho Los Alamitos. She is a member of the advisory board for the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at USC, and is a former board member of the USC School of Planning and Public Policy and School of Philanthropy.

She is a member of Annenberg Alchemy and the Everychild Foundation, and a former executive committee member of the Foothills YMCA. She and her husband Blaine live in Pasadena.

Kleiner has spent more than three decades advancing the missions of children’s hospitals across the nation. As a member of the CHLA board since 2002, he has served on the Executive, Safety and Quality, and Service and Access committees. He also immediately preceded Boone Fetter as chair of the Compensation Committee.

He is a longstanding CHLA benefactor, most notably in supporting the annual broadcast of the Emmy Award-winning ABC7 television special, Imagine: A Celebration Of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Kleiner has worked for more than 45 years in broadcast media; and was most recently president and general manager of KABC-TV, a position he began in 1996.

Kleiner also serves on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of Autism Speaks and is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the L.A. Multicultural Leadership Coalition.

An Army veteran, Kleiner has worked in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. He and wife Carol live in Los Angeles.

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