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Mariana Tosca

Mariana Tosca


The Art of Compassion
25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Honorary Committee

Mariana Tosca

Mariana Tosca starred in Christmas in the Clouds opposite Graham Greene and Wes Studi and in the critically acclaimed I Knew a Girl Named Hollywood. Her other film credits include War, The Rites of Spring, So I Married an Axe Murderer, John Carpenter's Village of the Damned, and The Doors. Following up Equine Destiny, an award-winning documentary about the mounting issues facing America's horses, that she co-produced and stars in, Mariana is currently co-producing Journey to Royal, a documentary which tells the story of Lt. Royal A. Stratton, a United States Air Force rescue pilot who died heroically while saving the lives of nine airmen in the South Pacific during World War II.

For decades, she has been at the forefront of social advocacy and founded the Los Angeles Homeless Coalition, offering shelter, relief, and skills training to the homeless population there. She sits on the board of, a nonprofit organization which funds poverty alleviation projects around the world. To date, they have undertaken 85 projects in 64 countries, providing lifechanging services for thousands of people in underdeveloped countries.

Marian studied acting at the American Conservatory Theatre and has served on the board of directors of the Alliance Repertory Company and Theatre East and is a member of Mensa International. She volunteers teaching drama, as well as voice and movement, at the Academy of Music for the Blind, where she also serves as an advisory board member. Additionally, she sits on the advisory board of ElephantVoices, DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, Born Free USA, and the National Equine Resource Network. She also proudly serves alongside Dr. Jane Goodall on the advisory council of Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary, which is home to hundreds of chimpanzees retired from the NASA space program, biomedical research, and the entertainment and pet trades.

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Patricia Howard

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