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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