Lauren Miller Rogen, Co-Founder
Lauren Miller Rogen is a screenwriter, director, producer, dog lover, and philanthropist, whose life has been touched many times over by Alzheimer’s. In 2012—when Lauren’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at just 55 years old— Lauren, still in her twenties, co-founded HFC to activate the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates. Since then, Lauren and the HFC team have brought significant awareness to Alzheimer’s, raising over $15 million and awarding over 350,000 hours of in-home care to families all while using humor and hope to engage people. Her dedication to sharing her personal story and using humor as a form of advocacy has left an indelible impact on the Alzheimer’s space.
Since 2013, Lauren has served as the Alzheimer’s patient advocate on the board of California’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). She also sits on the California Alzheimer’s Task Force. In 2012, Lauren starred in, co-wrote, and produced the film For A Good Time Call, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. She made her feature-length directorial debut in 2018 with the “dramedy” Like Father, a film she wrote and which starred Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer. If there is one thing Lauren wants people to remember, it’s that Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be sad or scary when you’re fighting against it. You can come to an HFC event and have fun, but also do something for Alzheimer’s.
Seth Rogen, Co-Founder
Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose films and TV projects have had an impressive impact on popular culture and box office returns. As an actor, his films have grossed over $930 million worldwide and as a filmmaker, his global box office success exceeds $850 million. Alongside longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg, Rogen produces film and television projects through their production company, Point Grey Pictures. Seth is also a co-founder and board member of HFC, a leading national advocate dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change, and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support.
Daniel Miller, Board Chair
Dan has been impacted by Alzheimer’s since his early teens, personally participating in the many decisions families face related to home care, medical assistance, financial support, and the emotional consequences of a disease that can extend for more than a decade. In addition, Dan’s contributions to our Board reflect his many experiences managing investment portfolios, marketing and political campaigns, and dozens of entrepreneurial projects. He is currently Executive Vice President of Gabelli Funds, LLC,, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE: GBL), a diversified financial services firm with approximately $43 billion of AUM. Dan joined Gabelli in 2002 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami and has held various investment and management positions. He resides in Stamford, CT.
Raffi Adlan, Founding Board Member
A producer, husband, philanthropist, and father, Raffi Adlan works for Partizan, an award-winning production company. His production expertise has been integral to production of all previous HFC’s Variety Shows, the 2018 HFC Netflix Special, and the 2019 first-ever HFC County Fair. A resident of Los Angeles, Raffi enjoys a good game of dodgeball to blow of steam. His mind is convinced that ice cream is a food group but my physique does not agree. Raffi has fought a bull, worn eyeliner socially and navigated a jet pack just not all at the same time…yet. After losing his Nana to Alzheimer’s he teamed up with Seth and Lauren and friends to help bring some much-needed light to this devastating disease.
Matthew Bass, Founding Board Member
Mathew is a proud Canadian now living in sunny Los Angeles, where he’s a screenwriter, philanthropist, husband, and father. It is his day job to bring humor to the world, so it only makes sense that he uses those tools in his approach to HFC. He watched how Alzheimer’s devastated the lives of his friends and felt like something needed to be done about it. As the organization began to grow, HFC gave them an outlet to express their grief and channel it into a fighting spirit. Until there is a cure, he plans to continue to work with HFC to provide caregivers and families affected by the disease a healthy outlet for their pain.
Allison Statter, Board Member
Allison Statter is the co-founder and CEO of Blended Strategy Group; she is a true visionary and force in the entertainment industry. With 20+ years of experience in the entertainment industry, Allison has strategized and procured talent for worldwide brands & high profile talent of the most elite of lists. Prior to co-founding BSG, Allison was the Head of Branding for Azoff Music Management. Above all else, Allison does it all for family.
For her entire life, Allison has been someone who wants to give and help those around her. This comes from her pure love for her family and friends. Allison has been a supporter of the fight against Alz since her mother-in-law was diagnosed at the early age of 59, bringing the cause close to home – making it personal. Hilarity For Charity HFC provides the community and support that Allison and the Statter family have been looking for. She is proud to be part of this organization, soaring forward to a brighter future for families impacted by Alzheimer’s.
Justin Meltzer, Board Member
Justin Meltzer’s life was touched by Alzheimer’s disease nearly ten years ago when his grandmother, Gloria Hirtz, was first diagnosed. His family witnessed her decline and retreat into a world that no longer made sense to her, or to them. Shortly thereafter, his other grandmother, Billie Meltzer, was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and as a family they suffered the devastating effects of this disease. These profound losses inspired him to take action and join the HFC family to find new ways to support all of us battling this vicious disease.
Justin is a senior member of the Real Estate Operations Team at DLA Piper LLP, one of the world’s largest firms with over 4,500 lawyers. The team is responsible for the leasing, design, construction and operations for 90 plus offices around the globe. He also sits on The Tulane Fund Advisory Board as well as participating as an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.