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 -  Senior Vice President,  Bank of Hope


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
Linnea Benning - Civic Leader
Melanie Coto - Founder & CEO, Coto Interpreting LLC & Tele Interpreters, LLC
Rebecca Firoozi - District Manager, Premier America Credit Union
Charles Goodman, MD - Department Chair, Pediatrics, Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Mary Grim - Community 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
Alain Karaguezian, MD – Family Medicine, Private Practice

Valerie Kohler - Civic Leader
Dorothy Lake - Community Leader
Sherry Lapides - Member, CATS Meow Guild*
Grace Leland - Vice President/Hospital Relations, Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Dana Pump - President, The Pump Group

David Pump - President, The Pump Group
Afshin Safa, MD - Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Northridge Hospital Medical Center 

Jahandar Saleh, MD - Medical Staff President, Northridge Hospital Medical Center*

Jody Sherman - Executive Director & President, AAA T.L.C. Healthcare
Paul Watkins - CEO, Northridge Hospital Medical Center*
Bessie Wilson - Mel Wilson &Associates Realtors
Maurice Zeitlin, MD - 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 

For additional questions, please contact the Foundation Office at: 818.885.5341 Ext. 3 or by email at: