Meet our Board of Directors

Francesca Tenconi, Chairman

Francesca Tenconi is a native of Contra Costa County. When she was 11 years old, she was diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceus, a rare skin disease. She endured over six years of treatments, procedures and great pain before she brought the disease under control. Today, she uses her unique insights from this ordeal to help other children. In 2000, Francesca formed the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation and later established Camp Wonder.

Francesca graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor's in Biopsychosocial impacts of chronic childhood illness.  She focused on the psychological impacts, the biological etiology and the public policy aspects of chronic illness in children. She has completed the pre-med program at the University of Southern California and has completed work on clinical trials in dermatology at UCLA.  Francesca is currently an M.B.A. candidate at Berkeley Haas School of Business.


John Donofrio, CPA

Mr. John A. Donofrio, Jr. serves as Chief Financial Officer and Head of North American Business Development at Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Mr. Donofrio has been the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for North America Operations at Merz North America, Inc. since August 2013.  John served as Vice President of Stiefel Global Finance, U.S. Specialty Business and Puerto Rico for Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline plc company from July 2009 to July 2013. He was also the Senior Finance Partner accountable for the GlaxoSmithKline U.S. Specialty Business Unit. His team provides business partnering support for the U.S. dermatology business and global dermatology R&D team. He and his team also Partner with Stiefel Business Development on potential acquisitions and divestments. He was an Integral Member of the Stiefel Integration Core Team leading global integration activities within the finance organization. He has international experience in the life sciences industry, champion for people development and his expertise in internal controls and financial reporting. He joined GSK as a Cost Accountant and has more than 19 years of experience in a broad range of areas of the organization. While at GSK, he held positions in global manufacturing & supply, consolidation and reporting, corporate accounting and U.S. pharmaceutical commercial finance. His experience includes: consolidated financial reporting, international accounting and internal controls, financial systems development and implementation, cost accounting, inventory management, budget and forecast planning, integration of mergers and acquisitions and business development. He has been a Director of Vyrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since February 2014. He served as a Director of Aytu BioScience, Inc. from February 01, 2014 to April 2015. John is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he earned his Accounting Degree.  John joined the CSDF board in 2015.


Lincoln Krochmal, M.D.

Dr. Krochmal is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries. focusing on the development of new products both locally and globally. His most recent role was as CEO & President of Excaliard Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Research and Product Development for Connetics Corporation, a specialty dermatology company headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. After almost four years with Connetics, Dr. Krochmal formed his own consultant business, providing strategic guidance and technical assistance to the pharmaceutical and aesthetics industries.

Dr. Krochmal received his Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from the University of Wisconsin, his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his board certification in dermatology from the University of Missouri Medical Center. In 2005, Dr. Krochmal was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. In August 2007, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Quinnova Pharmaceuticals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, and a member of the International Society of Dermatology and the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Krochmal joined the CSDF board in 2006.


Todd Zavodnick, M.B.A.

Todd Zavodnick is the President & General Manager of Galderma Laboratories, L.P. North America.  In the past 10 years Todd has spent time leading organizations in Asia (residing in Beijing, China, for four years), Europe (residing in Lausanne, Switzerland, for two and a half years), the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for Alcon Laboratories and Galderma Laboratories. Todd spent his career as a Registered Pharmacist for four years, with Alcon Laboratories for 14 years, and most currently with Galderma in leadership roles in Europe and Latin America.

He has been in the United States since spring 2014 as Vice President and General Manager for Galderma’s Aesthetic and Corrective Business Unit and Senior Regional Director for Galderma Latin America Operations.  He was appointed President and general manager for Galderma Laboratories, L.P. in March 2015. In July 2015, Todd was elevated to President and general Manager for Galderma North America, leading all activities in the U.S. and Canada. 

Todd has a Bachelor’s of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University as well as an MBA in International Business from University of Texas in Dallas. Todd currently resides in Southlake, Texas, near the Galderma North America headquarters.

In July 2015, Todd was honored in the Dallas Business Journal Who’s Who in Health Care which recognizes 30 prominent professionals who are innovating and affecting positive change in DFW’s health care industry.  Todd joined the CSDF board in 2015.


Donald Tenconi, J.D., CFO

Donald Tenconi is an attorney representing clients in complex business litigation, as well as counseling clients regarding technology licensing and international law in Walnut Creek, Calif. and Washington, D.C.

A native of Contra Costa County, Don graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology (now microbiology). Don has extensive business experience, serving in senior management positions in numerous companies, including Anti-Surge Corporation and the Industrial Environmental Services Division of IT Corporation. He received his law degree from the University of San Francisco and practices complex business litigation and has been awarded an AV rating.



Jenny Kim, M.D., Ph.D

Co-Chair, Camp Wonder Medical Advisory Board
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Dermatology
UCLA Health Center
Los Angeles, Calif. 


Stefani R. Takahashi, M.D.

Co-Chair, Camp Wonder Medical Advisory Board
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.


Frederick C. Beddingfield, M.D., PhD

President and CEO, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals

Assistant Clinical Professor in Mediine

Department of Dermatology

UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA


Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
Department of Medicine
University of San Diego
San Diego, Calif.


Amy S. Paller, M.D.

Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair

Department of Dermatology

Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University
Chicago, Ill.


Claudia Wang, M.D.

Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif.


Peggy S. Weintrub, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, Calif.


David T. Woodley, M.D.

Professor and Chairman
Director, Dermatology Residency Training Program
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.

Meet our staff members

Christine Tenconi, Vice-President

Christine Tenconi graduated from U.C. Berkeley with bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. After graduation, she worked for Child Protective Services for the City of Richmond, and then as office manager in an orthopedic/oncology medical office, counseling families with children with pediatric cancer.


Christine Clakley, Executive Director

Christine Clakley holds a marketing degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined CSDF as a Director in 2007. Active in charitable organizations for the majority of her adult life, Christine Clakley has held officer positions in the Junior League of Oakland - East Bay; the Parent Association Board of De La Salle High School; and the East Bay Chapter of TAPS, a community service program introducing teens to community service. She was named Executive Director of CSDF in 2010.

About CSDF
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