Janie Grauman

Janie Grauman, LCSW

Social Worker, Elder Connection Program at MPTF

Janie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in all issues of aging, with an emphasis on Dealing with Dementia and Care Giver concerns.

Previously a psychotherapist in private practice, she has held the position of Elder Connection Social Worker at MPTF since 2001.  As part of her MPTF role, Janie also supervises graduate student interns every year.  Since 2007 Janie has co-facilitated an Early Stage Memory Loss support group in conjunction with Leeza’s Care Connection.  Along with MPTF colleague Renee Gates, LCSW, she has developed a workshop called “Are You Losing Sleep Over Your Aging Parents”, which has been presented to entertainment professionals via MPTF’s Wellness program.  In March 2014, Janie and Renee also presented a seminar entitled “The Four Step Solution to Dealing with Dementia” at the American Society on Aging (ASA) national conference in San Diego.

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Madelyn Hammond

Owner of Madelyn Hammond & Associates

Madelyn launched her own marketing company seven years ago and works with a wide range of entertainment and media clients. Previously, she worked at Variety for over ten years where she oversaw marketing, promotions, sponsorships, advertising and PR.

Prior to Variety, Madelyn has held various sales and marketing positions with Landmark Theatres, Sony Pictures, AMC Theatres, Turner Pictures, MGM/UA and the Coca-Cola Company.




Alexandria Levitt

Alexandria Levitt, MSW

Gerontologist, Foundation Grants

Alexandria writes and researches grants for MPTF’s diverse programs and projects. With experience in both entertainment and gerontology, she brings a unique sensibility to her efforts for this organization.

Alexandria is passionate about new and developing models of senior housing, social engagement for seniors and progressive end-of-life care.  She is a Commissioner for South Pasadena’s Senior Citizen Commission, a Girl Scout Leader for eleven years and continues to hold various PTA positions.





Lea Pipes, BCD, LCSW

Vice President, Community Services at MPTF

Lea is responsible for all areas of social services and home and community-based services, including the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center.

Lea also serves on committees and has served in various capacities on the board of Leading Age CA. She has planned, developed, and led MPTF’s social work, residential, and charitable programs & services, and, as the executive sponsor of community service development, her focus is also on seniors residing in their homes or community based settings, as well as those preparing for retirement.




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