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.

To learn more about joining our Board, please contact our Foundation Office at 818.885.5341 ext.1

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OFFICERS:

CHAIRMAN

Michael Gardner -  Senior Vice President,  Bank of Hope

VICE-CHAIRPERSON

TBD

TREASURER

Enrique Wong - Vice President, Marcus & Millichap

SECRETARY

Bill Newbold - Community Leader

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Dorothy Benveniste - Executive Director, STEM Careers

PRESIDENT, NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION*

Brian P. Hammel

BOARD MEMBERS:

Mark Amico, MD 
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Linnea Benning
Community Leader

Melanie Coto
Founder & CEO, 
Coto Interpreting LLC & Tele Interpreters, LLC

Melisa Dugas
Founder & CEO,
Holistic Paragon

Rebecca Firoozi
District Manager, 
Premier America Credit Union

Charles Goodman, MD
Pediatrics, 
Private Practice

Mary Grim
Community Leader 

Jeremy Grosser, MD
Internal Medicine (Hospice & Palliative Medicine), 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

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

Patrick Hawthorne
Owner, 
Northridge Lumber

Alain Karaguezian, MD 
Family Medicine, 
Private Practice

Valerie Kohler
Community Leader

Dorothy Lake
Community Leader

Sherry Lapides*
Community Leader

Grace Leland
Past Vice President, Hospital Relations, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Tuan D. Nguyen
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Asian American National Committee, Inc.

Dana Pump
Founder, 
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation

David Pump
Founder, 
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation

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

Jonathan Sandville
President & CEO,
African American Board Leadership Institute

Daren Schlecter
Owner, Law Office of Daren Schlecter

Khurrum Shah
Senior Vice President, Compliance
The Oncology Institute

Jody Sherman
President, 
AAA T.L.C. Health Care Inc.

Paul Watkins 
President/ CEO, 
Northridge Hospital Medical Center*

Bessie Wilson
Mel Wilson & Associates - Realtors

Maurice Zeitlin, MD 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
Private Practice

* Ex-Officio Member, With Voting Privileges