Board of Advisors

Charles E. Johnson

Founder and Board President

Mr. Johnson is the founder and Managing General Partner of Tano Capital, a California based family office and alternative asset management firm, with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mauritius and San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Johnson was formerly co-president of Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Templeton Investments”; NYSE: “BEN”), and CEO of Templeton Worldwide Inc. Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities included global oversight of all portfolio management, information technology, product development and mergers and acquisitions. While serving as CEO of Templeton, Mr. Johnson greatly expanded the firm’s global footprint, and opened over 20 new offices in locations including Taiwan, mainland China, India, Russia and Brazil.

Mr. Johnson received a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1979. Mr. Johnson is also certified as a CPA by the California State Board of Accountancy.

Mr. Johnson also serves on the boards of Franklin Resources, Curriki (a non-profit formed to empower educators to deliver and share curricula), as well as the advisory board of a Salvation Army rehabilitation center based in South San Francisco.

Candace Lyche

Founder and Board Treasurer

Candace Lyche joined Tano Capital in 2007 as the Chief Compliance Officer. She is responsible for guiding Tano Capital’s regulatory compliance efforts, as well as interaction with state and federal regulatory authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the CFTC and NFA.

Candace received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

William Ward Carey

Founder and Board Secretary

Ward is a native New Yorker living in California for the past 25 years. Ward has spent his working career helping growth companies succeed and investors profit at the same time. Married with three boys in high school Ward got sober in his early twenties and attributes everything he has in his life today to sober living. Helping people recover from addiction is one of the most important aspects of recovery and something Ward enjoys the most about his life.

Ward received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia College in New York. Ward volunteers number of hours to the Today’s Youth Matter non-profit organization which serves vulnerable children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, Ward volunteers to Project Ninety Social Services, serving individuals, families and the Bay Area community through its residential alcohol and substance abuse treatment services.

Bucky Isaacson

Founder and Board Advisor

Bucky is a partner and co-founder of CTAExpo LLC. As President and Founder of Future Funding Consultants and Commodity Investment Consultants, he has been actively engaged in the Financial and Alternative Industry since 1975.

Bucky has testified before the United States House of Representative, The United States Senate, The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and State Regulators. He has also served on Advisory Committees at various exchanges. He was one of the original of the National Futures Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He was founder and President of the Managed Futures Trade Association, predecessor to the Managed funds Association.

He was the first recipient of The Donchian Award for his contributions to the Managed Futures Industry. He has published articles or been written up in numerous publications. These include the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Barrons, Emerging Markets and Who’s Who In The World.

In his role as a consultant or advisor, Bucky has worked with several international companies. These include Beechtree Capital Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Attalus Capital, Brim Investment Management, Mitsubishi Futures, Sunclear Energy, HRJ Capital, ICD, Interalliance USA, AC Private Equity Partners and Woori Investment and Securities.

Cindy Testa-McCullagh

Board Advisor

Cindy Testa-McCullagh is consultant to global CEO’s – Entrepreneurs and Foundations  building collaborative  networks – legacy branding,  philanthropy, political, media and public affairs. Cindy’s extensive  global relationships and unique gift of building powerful partnerships has produced extraordinary and profitable results across industries.

Cindy has extensive experience in planning  and executing events and campaigns such as Democratic and Republican National Conventions – Superbowls – U.S. Presidential Inaugurations -United Nations 50th Anniversary Commemoration –  Secretary Madeleine Albright NDI –  Donna Karan Urban Zen – Harvard University Network Anchor Panel Events-  Kennedy School at Harvard disaster recovery field coursework and redevelopment program, Rockefeller Foundation Recupera Chili  and New Orleans – Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibililty program and conferences –   Cuba Humanitarian Delegation –   Pacific Economic Cooperation Councils (APEC) conferences in Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico –  Stanford University Asia Pacific Research Center- UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business New Economic Forums and Bancroft Library – multiple events for SF Mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom.

Professional affiliations and Boards include  White House Endowment Fund –  President William Clinton – Clinton Foundation and CGI – Prime Minister Tony Blair – US Department of State – Conference Board of NY – Colliers International – Donna Karan Urban Zen –  Special Olympics – Mayor Ed Lee – UCSF Center for Neurological Disease Research – Walter Shorenstein/Shorenstein Company – Humane Society of United States – Tiger 21 – Carnegie Corporation – Aspen Institute – Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign Finance –  Oberlan Dance Company – National Endowment for the Arts Coming up Taller – Catholic Youth Organization – Jewish Vocational Services – Team Rubicon – University of California at Berkeley Bancroft Library – Harvard Kennedy School – Stanford University – US Institute of Peace Campaign Secretary  Madeleine Albright – SF Project Homeless Connect – California Wine Institute Prohibition Documentary – Dominican University California.

Marcelle Costello

Board Advisor

Marcelle Costello is interested in the risk factors for the disease of Addiction, the language used around Addiction, and how the public discourse on Addiction compares with that of other diseases including Cancer, Heart Disease, Asthma, and Type 2 Diabetes. She is researching a theory about how communication of Addiction risk factors might be approached through Actuarial Science and synthesized into a private, informational app.

Marcelle is also interested in how the risk factors for the disease of Addiction can help parents of teens by providing a framework for navigating the “onset years” of substance experimentation and use. Drawing from her own experience with her boy-girl twins, Marcelle has incorporated teaching her own children about their personal risk factors for Addiction as “as matter-of-fact and as age-appropriate as teaching them life skills such as nutrition, study habits, money management, and manners.” Marcelle believes understanding her family’s risk factors for Addiction greatly informed her decisions about how hard to fight the disease when its symptoms showed up in her home. Like some forms of Cancer, early detection can be a gift of time and she “did not take a wait and see attitude but instead chose and all-out assault, seeking every doctor, expert and resource I could – just like we’d received a diagnosis of an aggressive Cancer. Understanding Addiction is a disease with risk factors — and not some sort of moral failing — is the imperative first step.”

Marcelle is working with AES Scientific Advisory Board Member, Dr. Carlton Erickson on the second edition of his book The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment, to be published in March 2018.  Marcelle has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Daniel Dadoun

Executive Director

Daniel Dadoun joined the Addiction Education Society (AES) as Executive Director on January 2014. Prior to joining AES, Dadoun served as the Executive Director for the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club for 17 years in San Mateo and Daly City serving over 1,400 children in three clubhouses with an annual multi-million dollar budget and over 24 staff. The organization has evolved from an after-school program to a year-round learning centers partnering with school district officials, teachers and parents to enhance our members academic success and readiness for high school, college and careers.

Daniel has graduated from the University of San Francisco with a non-profit Management Executive Director certificate degree. Daniel is currently on the board of directors of the American Youth Soccer Association. Additional affiliations include: West Valley Flying Club, Soccer Coach and Trainer, Temple Sholom Advisor, Unite to Face Addiction Action Committee Member, Sequoia UHSD Neuroscience of Addiction Collaborative Partner, and Mills High School Music Arts Group Board President.

Our goal at the Addiction Education Society (AES) is to provide public education, information, activities, and resources on issues relating to substance addiction and its impact on individual lives, families, and in the lives of our communities to advance the knowledge that Addiction is a Disease.

Christopher Field

Christopher Field joined the Addiction Education Society (AES) as a consultant in May of 2019. He currently serves as the Program Director for the Neuroscience of Addiction program. Prior to joining AES, Christopher worked in biotech as a senior research associate in the Biotech Bay focusing on neurodegenerative diseases.

Christopher graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and the College of San Mateo with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. He is interested in eliminating the shame and stigma associated with addiction and promoting the fact that addiction is a treatable disease.