Hollywood Remembers Board of Directors
Rev. Dan Hooper
President and Founding Member
Senior Pastor, Hollywood Lutheran Church
A third-generation Californian, Dan is the head Pastor at Hollywood Lutheran Church.
He previously served as director of Lutheran Olympic Ministry for the 1984 Los Angeles
games and interim executive director of Ecumedia. He currently chairs the bishop's Task
Force on Prison and Jail Ministries for the Southern California West Synod.
For over thirty years, Dan and his spouse Carl Hunter have been strong advocates for
the civil rights and full participation of LGBT people in church and society. Dan began
facing the reality of HIV/AIDS when his next-door neighbor died from a mysterious
infection in 1983-marking the beginning of a 20+ year period of AIDS funerals.
Vice President and Secretary
Andrew Johnston, Hollywood Remembers Vice-President, Secretary, and technical guru,
is a graduate of The College of Santa Fe with a Bachelor of Arts. He has been with Hollywood
Remembers since 2008 and living in the Hollywood area for nearly 15 years. During that time
he has worked as a film editor and videographer for numerous film and television productions,
including the 2011 production of “Voices from the Fray: Celebrating the Unsung Heroes” which
told the stories of early responders to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Treasurer and Founding Member
Credit & Collections Manager for ACCO
Volunteers, please contact Ted
Operations Manager at ACCO Engineered Systems, Ted earned his BA from St.
Patrick’s College in Mountain View, CA. As a person with AIDS, Ted serves as a voice of
personal experience and trusted advisor. He hopes to prevent further infections and save
lives while remembering the many friends who have gone before him. In addition to serving
on the Board of Hollywood Remembers, he also serves as a mentor for people with HIV/AIDS,
and as a volunteers for the SMART Continuum and works closely with the L.A. County Sheriff’s
Department to support people being released from jail, with referrals, and assistance in
Dr. Joseph J. Cadden
Dr. Cadden earned his M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.
He completed his residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical
Center in New York City, a facility which housed one of the largest AIDS units in the United
States. Dr. Cadden furthered his subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at the
University of Southern California.
In 2005 Dr. Cadden was appointed Medical Director of the Rand Schrader Health & Research
Center, LA County’s largest HIV clinic. Dr. Cadden is also Assistant Professor of Clinical
Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine for the Department of Medicine and the Division of
Infectious Diseases. He serves as a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV
and as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services HIV Medicine Best
Practices Committee. This venue offers him the opportunity to engage regularly with the
medical directors of all other County HIV clinics and evaluate to improve the delivery of care
to HIV positive persons throughout the Los Angeles metro area.
Originally from Wisconsin, Justin is a nationally recognized LGBT advocate whose campaigns
for equality have earned him recognition from the New York Times, the Advocate Magazine, and
the Associated Press. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Campus Pride National Voice and
Action Award and in 2010 he was an invited guest of President Barack Obama at the first White
House LGBT Pride Month Reception and Celebration. Since graduating with a Juris Doctor from
the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2012, Justin has worked as the
Communications Director and Press Secretary for California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
Tom is the retired Founder and President of Arts for the Arts Foundation.
He began as a volunteer for Hollywood Remembers and decided to join the Board of Directors
to help remember those who have gone before him with AIDS, and care for those at risk today.
Dr. Eddy Sattah
Dr. Eddy Sattah is an Infectious Disease/HIV Specialist at LAC/USC Medical Center and
staff physician at the Rand Schrader Clinic and at the Center for Community Health (Early
Intervention Clinic) in downtown Los Angeles. He earned his Medical Degree at Emory
University School of Medicine, completed his medical internship at Saint Louis University,
and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University
of Southern California. As a physician at the Early Intervention Clinic, Dr. Sattah works
directly with homeless populations to ensure they receive high quality medical care.
Matthew Summers, Esq.
A San Francisco Bay-area native, Matt graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon,
where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Matt returned to California and
earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in
2011, graduating cum laude. While at Hastings, Matt was an Articles Editor of the Hastings
West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, and worked as a judicial extern for
the Honorable Marilyn H. Patel of the US District Court, Northern District of California.
He is currently an Associate Attorney at Colantuono and Levin, PC.
Christine Stradford M.P.A.
Christine is a Los Angeles native who holds a B.A. in Political Science from
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and a Master’s in Public Administration from California
State University – Los Angeles, where her thesis focused on HIV in Latino communities.
She has worked extensively with marginalized communities including in education
surrounding preventable diseases and infections. In addition to her work with
Hollywood Remembers, Christine also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Operation
Help the Homeless.