Meet our Board of Directors

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.


Vincenzo R. Marra

Vincenzo Marra was born in Rome, Italy, and earned an engineering degree from a university in Milan. He has additional accreditations from institutions in England, as well as George Washington University. In 1992, Marra entered the field of Aesthetics and Beauty, and in 1997, Marra founded Italian Beauty Innovations, which catered to renowned spas on a global scale. In 2001, he created “the Renaissance of Beauty,” the largest ‘made-in-Italy’ spa product supplier for professional aesthetics.

Marra, along with his family, has created a non-profit foundation focusing on the needs of education, especially for talented students at the high school and college level who are dependent on financial aid to continue their studies. Marra was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C. He also served as their Regional V.P. for New York and has acted as Advisor to the Chairman for more than 20 years. He sits on the Advisory Board for the International Spa and Fitness Association Foundation (ISPAF), as well as the American Aesthetician Education Association (AAEA) and Aesthetics Education Foundation of America (AEFA).

In 2002, Vincenzo Marra was named Man of the Year for his work with the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation.


Donald Tenconi

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, Tenconi 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 then received his law degree from the University of San Francisco.


Francesca Tenconi, President and Founder

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. 


Meet our medical advisory board

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 Beddingfield, M.D., Ph.D

Chief Medical Officer
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals
Assistance Clinical Professor of Medicine
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
The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about skin diseases while creating a support network for children and their families.
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