Cedars-Sinai Health System Board
Vera Guerin is a past chairwoman of the Cedars-Sinai Health System board of directors. She inherited her father’s stake in major California homebuilder Shapell Industries, which sold for $1.6 billion in 2013. Guerin has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion and is No. 46 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos. Guerin donated $5 million in 2007 to the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Lung Institute and $10 million in 2013 to establish the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at Cedars-Sinai. She donated $10 million to endow two academic chairs in pulmonary medicine and pediatric neurosurgery and to support Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in 2013. She is immediate past chair of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center board and is a former president of the Women’s Guild. She is also a theater producer and produced the shows “Leap of Faith,” “Amadeus” and “Tom Jones, the Musical.” Guerin continues to be involved in building development and net leasing.