Meet the board

Alex searched high and low for Advisory Board members dedicated to the cause that would to help maximize the impact of the foundation. Find out more about each member below.

The ACF Advisory Board

Leslie Lai

Leslie is currently the Director of Social Impact at Roku where she oversees the company's community engagement initiatives and programs. For two decades, she has worked in the social impact space with non-profits, universities, UN agencies, and foundations including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In her free time, Leslie actively volunteers in her community and mentors students pursuing social impact careers. 

Courtney Roselle

Courtney Roselle is the founder of IRON GRACE, a company dedicated to helping individuals find the strongest versions of themselves. Through IRON GRACE, Courtney offers fitness training, workout clothing, motivational speaking- and fitness modeling- services. She is the most recent winner of the title "Titan of the East" from the show The Titan Games on NBC with Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson. In addition, she has been published in multiple media outlets for fitness modeling and has written multiple health articles, including Vogue, Self, Shape, Women’s Health, and My Fitness Pal. Courtney's larger mission with IRON GRACE is to empower women to embrace their bodies and the strength that lies within. It is with this mission in mind that Courtney has worked with the Alexandra Cristin Foundation since its inception, offering small group and individual personal training sessions to grant recipients.

Dr. Belisa Vranich

A clinical psychologist and a leading expert in mental health and fitness, Dr. Belisa Vranich is the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health and founder of The Breathing Class. Dr. Belisa is a regular guest on national television; e.g., CNN, Fox News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Inside Edition, and has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Bill O’Reilly, and Nancy Grace. Dr. Oz has recognized her as one of the top US doctors in her field. Dr. Belisa has worked with the Alexandra Cristin Foundation since its inception, offering small group- and 1:1- therapy to its members. A firm believer in the importance of giving back, in addition to working with the Alexandra Cristin Foundation, Dr. Belisa volunteers and supports numerous organizations related to veterans and animal rescue organizations in New York City and Los Angeles.

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