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CFAC Board

Climb For A Cause Is Proud To Present…

The Newest member of the CFAC Board

Dr. Ala Dean Attar

CFAC Executive Director Daniel Bobrow (right) presenting Dr. Ala Dean Attar (left) with the 2012 CFAC/ST
Distinguished Alumnus Award

Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow

Executive Director

Daniel BobrowDaniel Bobrow is President of AIM Dental Marketing, a health care consultancy based in Chicago, IL. He is also Founding Executive Committee Member, Treasurer, and Marketing Committee Chair of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).

Mr. Bobrow frequently lectures around the country, and has been published in Dental Economics, New Dentist, Dental Products Report (as their Marketing Insider), Dentistry Today, AGD Impact, and other profession-related publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The University of Illinois and Masters of Business Administration Degrees in finance and marketing from The University of Chicago and The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, respectively.

Daniel is also the former Program Chair, Vice President, and President, of the Chicago Mountaineering Club. His mountaineering and adventure racing exploits have been chronicled in Red Book, Private Clubs, The Chicago Tribune, and Windy City (now Competitor) Sports.

» Read more about Daniel Bobrow

Virginia Norton

Secretary & Events Coordinator

Virginia Notron


Virginia has assisted with CFAC Projects for several years, but only officially joined the Team in 2006. Her expertise with organization and computer-related matters have proven indispensable, and she continues to surprise the Team with her creativity and boundless energy.




Steve Franklin, esq.

Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuve,
Franklin, & Hachigian, LLP

Steve Franklin

Steve is a founding partner of this legal practice based in Silicon Valley. His practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and partnership income taxation and partnership law with particular emphasis on (i) forming and representing US and international venture capital and private equity funds and structuring other partnership and joint venture arrangements and (ii) structuring mergers, acquisitions and other reorganizations. His connection to CFAC stems from his friendship with its director, his commitment to giving back, and his love of the mountains.



Ala Dean Attar

Libertyville, IL

Aside from maintaining a busy dental practice, Dr. Ala Dean Attar has been a steadfast supporter of Climb For a Cause™ and SmileTree™ as an Annual Event participant, Branch Office of the SmileTree and source of inspiration since 2001.
When a Board position became available, he was at the top of our short list.

Fortunately, he accepted our invitation and has, since 2015, served with distinction.

We are particularly honored to have as a Board Member someone whose service to humanity knows no bounds. Since 2008, Ala been a member of the United States Naval Reserves (USNR) where his current rank is Commander 05. As a Navy Dental Officer, he is responsible for the Virtual Detachment, Expeditionary Medicine Great Lakes. His duties include assisting sailors to complete their active duty training, and for facilitating their training, travel and other logistics.

He has served at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego, Kauai Innovative Readiness Training, and Lovell Federal Base at the Naval Station, Great Lakes. Dr. Attar has completed several field exercises including most recently Northern Lights in Northern WI.

Shares Dr. Attar “I serve The US Navy Reserves to better myself and my country. I serve to care for those sailors under my guidance. God bless them for their service to our country.”


CFAC Board of Directors Alumni

Thank you for your service to Climb For a Cause.

Allison Farey Allison Farey
Lorne Lavine Lorne Lavine
Paul Tucker Paul Tucker


Bill BlatchfordBill Blatchford
Robert Spiel Robert Spiel
Grant RitcheyGrant Ritchey, DDS

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