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

OPEN POSITION 

TREASURER

Enrique Wong - Vice President, Marcus & Millichap

SECRETARY

Bill Newbold - Civic Leader

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Dorothy Benveniste - Executive Director, STEM Careers

PRESIDENT, NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION*

Brian P. Hammel

BOARD MEMBERS:

Mark Amico, MD 
Medical Director, Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Linnea Benning
Civic 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
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

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
CEO, The Pump Group, Inc.

David Pump
President, The Pump Group, Inc.

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

Jody Sherman
Executive Director & President, AAA T.L.C. Healthcare

Paul Watkins 
President/ 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

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