Meet the Board of Directors

Akhil Sheth


 Akhil Sheth helps individuals and businesses across a broad range of industries with their antitrust and general litigation needs. He’s earned a reputation as a personable attorney who clients can rely on for responsive, competent counsel, particularly for matters in federal court. 

 Before joining Crowell & Moring, Akhil served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He also completed externships with the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips, now chief judge of the Central District, and the Honorable Josephine L. Staton. In all, Akhil has spent more than three and a half years working for federal trial court judges in one capacity or another. 

 He contributes to the community in other ways as well. Akhil is involved with the local federal bar community, both formally and informally, and is an active member of the local Federal Bar Association. As a member of the UC Irvine School of Law’s second graduating class, Akhil remains heavily involved with the school—among other things, he serves as a judge for the school’s various mock trial and moot court competitions and mentors UC Irvine law students, as well as law students at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. 

Tran Meltzer


Tran is a director on the ELDR Center Board of Directors.

Ann Hablitzel


Ann Hablitzel is the founding partner of Hospice Care of California established in 1992. Ms. Hablitzel orchestrated the start-up and continued growth of the agency. It has been her privilege and commitment to care for and walk with patients and families during a difficult and meaningful season of life by always – honoring choices, preserving dignity and addressing individual needs and those of their families – so that when their days on earth draw to a close, they will find that their life has mattered, their legacy has been assured, and their purpose has been fulfilled.  

Ms. Hablitzel has served on a variety of non-profit board over the years including Hospice Care of America Foundation;​ University of California Institutional; ​California Hospice Foundation; ​Rowntree Gardens Senior Community; California Hospice and Palliative Association; Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County; and Ageless Alliance.  

Susan Eastman

Susan is a retired attorney who practiced disability rights.

Brooke Weitzman

Brooke serves at secretary and treasurer of the board.

William Wise

Bill serves as chair of the board.

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