2017 Gala Co-Chair
JANET LONNER began her career as an Entertainment Publicist working at publicity agencies and studios, before becoming a full time mother to her four children. She returned to school when they were older to earn her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and is now a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, working in Santa Monica. Janet became involved with PHASE ONE at it’s inception, 17 years ago, after watching her lifelong friend, Alberto Valner, battle and win his fight against cancer but watching her mother-in-law lose her life to this insidious illness. She chaired the annual gala that raises funds for Phase I clinical trials in 2002 and is co-chairing the 2017 gala. Janet joined the PHASE ONE Board of Directors in 2008. Janet’s commitment for helping to find a cure to cancer remains strong and she is honored to serve on the PHASE ONE board.