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.

OFFICERS:

CHAIRMAN

Dorothy Benveniste - Executive Director, STEM Careers

VICE-CHAIRPERSON

Michael Gardner -  Senior Vice President,  Bank of Hope

TREASURER

Enrique Wong - Vice President, Marcus & Millichap

SECRETARY

Bill Newbold - Civic Leader

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

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

PRESIDENT, NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION*

Brian P. Hammel

BOARD MEMBERS:

Bob Allen
Divisional Vice President, UBS Financial

Valerie Kohler
Civic Leader
Mark Amico, MD 
Medical Director, Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Dorothy Lake
Community Leader
Linnea Benning
Civic Leader
 
Melanie Coto
Founder & CEO, 
Coto Interpreting LLC & Tele Interpreters, LLC
Sherry Lapides
Member, CATS Meow Guild*
 
Grace Leland
Vice President/Hospital Relations, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
 
Rebecca Firoozi
District Manager, Premier America Credit Union
 
Dana Pump
CEO, The Pump Group, Inc.
 
Charles Goodman, MD
Department Chair, Pediatrics, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
 
David Pump
President, The Pump Group, Inc.
 
Mary Grim
Community Leader 
 
Afshin Safa, MD
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
 
Jeremy Grosser, MD
Medical Director, Chronic Disease, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
 
Jahandar Saleh, MD
Medical Staff President, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center*
 
Carlos Gutierrez, Jr. 
Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
 
Jody Sherman
Executive Director & President, AAA T.L.C. Healthcare
 
Barbara Hawthorne
Civic Leader
 
Paul Watkins 
President/ CEO, Northridge Hospital Medical Center*
 
Patrick Hawthorne
Owner, Northridge Lumber
 
Bessie Wilson
Mel Wilson & Associates Realtors
 
Alain Karaguezian, MD 
Family Medicine, Private Practice
 
 
Maurice Zeitlin, MD 
Behavioral Health,
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
 
 
 
   
 
 

* Ex-Officio Member, With Voting Privileges

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