Board of Directors
Dan Rosenson – President
Wendy Marantz Levine – Secretary
Principal, Salkow Law
Owner, Pedalers Fork, Restaurant and Brewery
M.D., F.A.A.P, M.P.H.
President, KV Consulting and Management
President, Jay Halaby and Associates
Real Estate Agent
Carmen V. Castañon
Regional Sales Director, JAFRA COSMETICS, Int.
CPA and Senior Manager, NSBN
Ann Mincey (Emeritus)
Former VP Global Communications, REDKEN
Dan is a retired businessman who has dedicated himself to philanthropy. In addition to extensively giving his time to volunteer at organizations, Dan has served on the Board of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging and several others. Dan currently serves on the Board of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and Brentwood Country Club. Dan lives in Los Angeles with his wife Linda and is a proud father of four and grandfather of two.
Wendy Marantz Levine
Wendy is an attorney and Co-Founder of the Beauty Bus Foundation. Wendy came to Beauty Bus from Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a non-profit legal services in Los Angeles serving the elderly, poor and disabled. During her five years as Director of Litigation and Pro Bono, Wendy helped to create and spearhead the international Holocaust Services Justice Network, which organized attorneys across the world to provide free legal services to thousands of Holocaust survivors. Before joining Bet Tzedek, Wendy worked at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, where she practiced in the appellate and litigation departments. Wendy previously served as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center and clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Wendy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Wendy was named one of the 50 women who most influences Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine in 2011. Wendy currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and young daughter.
Richard Salkow is an accomplished plaintiff’s attorney who has achieved significant results in complex litigation cases. He has experience in individual product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice litigation. The majority of his career has been spent representing plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis. This has exposed Richard to a wide array of individuals who, generally, would not have the ability to forward a claim with the resources they have available to them and therefore would be denied access to the legal system. His exposure to individuals who have had catastrophic injuries and/or life altering illnesses has given Richard a great appreciation for those who have had to assist with the care and inability of people who are sick to accomplish the basic activities of daily living. Richard’s experience, coupled with the fact that his wife is an oncology nurse, has made him a believer in the true value of Beauty Bus.
Robbie is a social and business entrepreneur. He owned ROB|B Salon, an OPI Concept Salon until recently. Robbie grew up in the OPI family – he is the son of OPI President George Schaeffer and nephew of OPI Executive Vice President and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. Robbie is a certified nail technician who regularly goes out on Beauty Bus visits. Currently, Robbie has turned his focus to the restaurant business and will be opening a bar and restaurant in Calabasas. Robbie resides in Studio City, CA with his fiancé.
Eva is a Pediatrician whose medical career has included clinical work, teaching, management and administration. Soon after completing her medical training at the University of Michigan, Eva opened a pediatric practice in Bowling Green, Ohio where she continued to provide health care to children for next twenty years. She subsequently taught and practiced pediatrics at IUPUI School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Most recently, Eva served as Medical Director for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina. Eva’s work has been published in various medical journals, including The Journal of Pediatrics.
Kathy is an experienced marketing communications strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in global and domestic marketing communications, public and media relations, issues management, corporate, government, public and academic affairs. She is president of KV Consulting & Management. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Kathy held senior positions with several major New York- and Los Angeles-based agencies including Chandler Chicco Agency, Ruder Finn and Ogilvy Public Relations. A member of several professional/industry associations, she volunteers her time with the UCLA Ladies Auxiliary, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral and The Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles. When not working on behalf of her clients, Kathy focuses on building her equestrian skills. Kathy graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts in art history.
Jay Halaby is President of Jay Halaby and Associates, a national Manufacturer’s Representation Organization in the Beauty Field. Jay started Halaby and Associates in April of 2001 with one other representative and his wife, Alex, working part time. The company now has 25 salespeople, servicing Full Service Distributors, Nail Supplies, Beauty Supply Stores and Re-Distributors in all beauty channels across the country. He recently added salespeople to work in Latin America. Jay has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. A native to Southern California, Jay is a graduate of University California, Irvine with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry, and a minor in Management. He and Alex have two children and have been caregivers to their elderly parents.
Michael, a successful real estate agent, was born and raised in Los Angeles. Prior to his career in real estate, Michael owned and operated a high-end women’s clothing company. His experience in the fashion industry gives Michael unique perspective into the importance of feeling beautiful both inside and out. Committed to giving back, Michael is involved with numerous non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles community. Michael is father to three daughters and currently resides in Beverly Hills with his wife of 39 years, Susan.
Carmen V. Castañon
Carmen was born in San Diego County to a Mexican mother and Argentinean father. Carmen is a successful entrepreneur and community advocate. After starting her own architectural drawing business in the late 1970s to support her three sons – Ernesto, 40; Rick, 38; and Mauro, 35 – she joined the Mexican & American Foundation as a volunteer. Carmen became part of the monthly publication and Editor of their Year Book. She served as President of the Women’s Business Association and was asked to join the Leukemia Society of San Diego, where she volunteered and later served on the Board. Carmen sat on Congressman Jim Bates’ Advisory Committee for two terms and served on the Board of the Museum of Man in San Diego. Carmen currently works with JAFRA COSMETICS, Int. as a Regional Sales Director. She resides in Burbank and volunteers with Burbank’s Christmas Food Drive every year.
Tayiika M. Dennis
Tayiika is the Senior Manager at NSBN, a full service CPA firm with specialty areas in tax, real estate, business management, entrepreneurial services and nonprofit organizations. As a CPA, she devotes 100% of her time to providing audit and tax services for nonprofit organizations. Tayiika’s involvement with Beauty Bus came about through a facility tour of another local organization displaying Beauty Bus brochures. The concept of making people feel better through beauty struck her right away. Prior to joining NSBN, Tayiika worked at a large international CPA firm, a regional CPA firm, and at Universal Studios as a financial analyst. Tayiika enjoys advising her nonprofit clients to run an effective organization, knowing the challenges of complying with regulations surrounding nonprofits.
Ann worked for REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC, where she advanced to Vice President of Global Communications before recently retiring. She remains a spokesperson for the brand, in addition to developing her own speaking and enrichment business. Having been recognized with numerous leadership awards and philanthropic honors, Ann is a sought-after public speaker and author of “Get Glowing! You are a Star Right Where You Are!”. For 35 years, Ann’s training programs have helped beauty professionals reduce stress, refuel creativity, open their hearts and enrich their lives.