Marilen Coughenour - Member of the Kasem Cares Advisory Board

For over twenty years, Marilen Coughenour has gained significant, corporate experience in executive leadership within a variety of industries, including Fortune 500/1000® companies. In the fashion industry, Marilen has cultivated key relationships and worked with Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and many more. From 2011 to 2012, she was the President of the Fashion Destination Group, which was a fashion industry promotions company. As a longstanding philanthropist, she has served on several Board of Directors, including Orange County Head Start, Chapman University – Leadership Program, etc. From 2005 to 2009, she served as the Board Chair and President of Working Wardrobes, a $1.9M nonprofit that provides services for those underserved for re-entry into the workforce. In 2006, Marilen received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award. In 2008, she was awarded a Remarkable Woman Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from California State University. She resides in Laguna Beach with her husband of over twenty years.
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  • donated 2015-04-15 09:41:46 -0700


    Kasem Cares isn’t just limited to the experience of daughter of celebrity father Casey Kasem; rather, Kerri’s experiences are just like countless other adult children with ailing parents all over the country, who have a step-parent or other caretaker placing restrictions and inhumane conditions upon the relationship between these adult children and their ailing parents.

    Because she grew up the child of a renowned entertainer and she now works in the entertainment industry herself, Kerri has spent more of her life underneath the spotlight than most people. Unfortunately, these circumstances have placed her private and very personal family tragedy on public display for all to see. The legal battles Kerri has fought and won—both for the right to visit her father and to obtain control over his medical care—brought national awareness and attention to issues many adult children today face and/or may one day confront in today’s world of blended families. With the death of father, Casey Kasem in June 2014, Kerri no longer has to fight to stop the elder abuse that was being perpetrated upon her dad; she nevertheless remains actively involved in the elder abuse prevention community.

    PLEASE join us in funding elder abuse awareness and education through Kasem Cares. Any amount is helpful and appreciated.

    With gratitude,


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    Kasem Cares is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible. For your reference our tax identification number is 47-3610518.