Wood Panel

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James (Jim) F. Roberts

James (Jim) F. Roberts

Chairman of the Board

Jim is an attorney at law and the founder of Orange County’s premiere estate planning law firm that focuses upon protecting the family. Since 1981, with Jim at the helm, the firm has met the estate planning needs of more than 10,000 clients. Jim has the distinction of being among the ½ of 1% of the attorneys in California that the State Bar recognizes as being a Specialist in their field of practice. Jim has sat on boards for the protection of abused women and children, and has served as an officer on his church board. Jim is also the past president of service clubs in Southern California.

Audrey Schwarzbein & Richard (Dick) Graham

Audrey Schwarzbein & Richard (Dick) Graham

Board Member & Treasurer

Dr. Audrey Schwarzbein, an Ophthalmologist, and her husband Dr. Richard (Dick) Graham, a Neurologist, bring their decades of expertise and philanthropy to the organization. Outside of their own practices, they have extensive volunteer experience with numerous other nonprofit and humanitarian organizations.

Gary Flashner

Gary Flashner

Secretary of the Board

Dr. Gary Flashner is a retired medical physician, with several decades’ experience working in the ER and in the field (serving in Yosemite National Park). After retiring from the ER, he directed the development and review of a library of patient education documents for Elsevier/Exitcare, a patient education solutions company. In addition to serving on Rx Ballroom Dance’s board, Dr. Flashner teaches CPR classes and mentors students on a medical track at the University of California, Irvine.

Lynda Zadra-Symes

Lynda Zadra-Symes

Board Member

Lynda is a litigation partner and co-chair of the Knobbe Martens law firm trademark and copyright litigation practice groups. She represents clients through all stages of U.S. litigation, from pre-suits through trial and appeal, in federal courts throughout the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice involves all types of intellectual property, and she also advises on issues relating to customs and anti-counterfeiting, international trademarks and copyrights, advertising, social media, competition and passing off.

Laraine Tanzer

Laraine Tanzer

Board Member

Laraine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice. Laraine is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and an Approved Consultant in EMDR. Throughout her career, she has designed and led several comprehensive group programs including partner relationship programs, women support groups, grief workshops, leadership workshops, social skills training for children and parenting classes.

Jeannine Smith

Jeannine Smith

Board Member

Jeannine is a Certified Financial Planner™, Financial Advisor and co-founder of The MacArthur Group at Morgan Stanley. Collaborating with her teammates, she has dedicated her career to serving the specialized needs of successful professionals, business leaders and families for more than 30 years.

As an amateur ballroom dancer, Jeannine understands first-hand the joy, friendships, challenges and personal fulfillment that dancing offers. She is grateful to Rx Ballroom Dance for the opportunity to help bring these benefits and more to people confronting neurological conditions. She is happy to contribute her experience with other non-profits along with her time and energy to this most worthy cause that is so close to her heart.

Debra Hill

Debra Hill

Board Member

Dr. Debra Hill, MD, a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, has been in solo Private Practice for over 35 years. Specializing not only in Adult Psychiatry, but also Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she has focused on the individual as a whole through an Integrative/Functional Medicine approach to her patients. She has always searched for the drivers of her patient’s problems from the biologic, to the psychosocial, developmental, soulful, and lifestyle point of view.

Through her passions for scuba diving and ballroom dance, Debra has a deep appreciation for how physical activities can open the mind, body and soul to personal growth, healing and recovery. She has served on many Boards in leadership capacities through the years, and presently is the President of the UCI School of Medicine Alumni Association, and also serves as the Speaker Coordinator on the Board of the South Orange County Scuba Diving Club. She is very excited to be a part of Rx Ballroom in its endeavor to preserve and enhance the quality of life for people who are confronting neurological conditions through dance.

True McMahan

True McMahan

Board Member

True brings valuable knowledge and insight to the Rx Ballroom board as a medical physician with over 30 years of training and experience in the hospital. She currently serves as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Vice Chief-of-Staff at the Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center in Garden Grove, CA. True has a particular interest in Geriatrics and takes care of Hospice patients in their homes when she’s not in the Emergency Department.