Foundation Board of Directors

The board is comprised of dedicated and compassionate community, professional, business and civic leaders who oversee the operational, philanthropic and investment activities of the foundation. They continue to improve the health of the community through their fundraising efforts.


Dorothy Benveniste - Engineer, The Boeing Company



Michael Gardner -  Civic Leader



Enrique Wong - Vice President, Marcus & Millichap



Bill Newbold - Civic Leader



Daren Schlecter - Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Daren Schlecter


Brian P. Hammel



Bob Allen - Divisional Vice President, UBS Financial


Mark Amico, MD - Medical Director, Dignity Health Medical Foundation


Todd Amirian - President, Amirian Home Company


John Beck - President, Hollywood Johnny


Linnea Benning - Civic Leader


Melanie Coto - Founder & CEO, Coto Interpreting LLC & TeleInterpreters, LLC


Rebecca Firoozi - District Manager, Premier America Credit Union


Charles Goodman, MD - Department Chair, Pediatrics, Northridge Hospital Medical Center


Mary Grim - Civic Leader 


Jeremy Grosser, MD - Medical Director, Chronic Disease, Northridge Hospital Medical Center


Carlos Gutierrez, Jr. - Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP


Barbara Hawthorne - Civic Leader 


Patrick Hawthorne - Owner, Northridge Lumber


Marcia C. Hoffer - Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


Valerie Kohler - Civic Leader


Dorothy Lake - Civic Leader


Sherry Lapides - Member, CATS Meow Guild*


Grace Leland - Vice President/Hospital Relations, Northridge Hospital Medical Center


Moufid Nemeh, MD - Medical Staff President, Northridge Hospital Medical Center*


Dana Pump - President, The Pump Group


David Pump - President, The Pump Group 


Anthony Restivo - Community Leader


Oscar Rivas - Senior Partner, Law Firm of Landegger, Baron, Lavenant & Ingber 


Afshin Safa, MD - Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Northridge Hospital Medical Center


Jody Sherman - Executive Director & President, AAA TLC Healthcare


Paul Watkins - CEO, Northridge Hospital Medical Center*


Bessie Wilson - Mel Wilson &Associates Realtors


Maurice Zeitlin, MD - Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Northridge Hospital Medical Center

* Ex-Officio Member, With Voting Privileges
** Director Emeritus, With Voting Privileges
Click here for a PDF of the Foundation Board of Directors 

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