Board of Directors

2017 – 2018  GOVERNING BOARD


Jocelyn Guihama, Deputy Director, The Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA

Carmen Chivu, CPA, CCM Accounting & Business Insights


Wendy Fassberg, JD, Fassberg Mediation Services


Executive Committee Member at Large
Virginia Tanawong, Sr. Vice President Human Resources, NBC Universal


Members at Large

Frankline Augustin, DPPD, MSHA, CSUN 

Steve Brown, Owner, Fiesta Plaza Nutritional Products, LLC

Anna Chiotti, Chief Nursing Officer, Providence Holy Cross

Hany Farid, MD, Regional Medical Director, Healthcare Partners

Scott Frost, CEO, CSS Consulting Group

Pamela Haworth, Medtronic

Jason Horstman, Managing Director and Region Manager, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Julie Kelley, Esq., VP Business & Legal Affairs, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Rabbi Barry Lutz, Sr. Rabbi, Temple Ahavat Shalom

Elissa Margolis, SVP/GM, Disney Store

Manoj K. Mathew, MD, CEO, ACE Medical Associates

Roderick Mosley, Staff VP, Anthem Blue Cross

Rochelle N. Nakajima, CPA, Singer Lewak, LLP

Jennifer Hankes Painter, Esq., VP/General Council, On Assignment, Inc. 

Robert Rawitch, Owner, Rawitch Consulting

Jessika Roque

Fred J. Ruopp, Jr., Exec. VP, Chelsea Management

Murtaza Sanwari, COO, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City

Kelly Shea-Bradley, Director of Marketing, HealthNet

Beatriz Stotzer, CEO, NEWCapital, LLC

Pamela Stowers, Manager, KPMG, LLP

Ron Villafana, Executive, State Comp. Insurance Fund (ret.)


Staff Participants

Janet Marinaccio, President and CEO, MEND

Jenny Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer, MEND

Scott Mikels, Chief Financial Officer, MEND

Maggie Torres, Program Director, MEND

2017 – 2018 PROGRAM BOARD



Frankie Augustin, DPPD, MSHA, Assistant Professor, Health Administration, CSUN

Vice Chair

Janice Boafo, SAPC Prevention Program Director and Body & Soul Program Coordinator at Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.

Members at Large

Douglas Barrera, PhD, Assistant Director, UCLA Center for Community Learning

Gabriela Chavira, PhD, Prof., Psychology Dept, CSUN

Jessica Edmond, English Language Specialist

Susan Fredericks, DDS, Southern CA Smiles

Gigi Gomez, Community Volunteer

Lourdes Guerrero, EdD, MSW, Assist. Prof. of Medicine, UCLA

Joy Guihama, MPH, Community Advisory Council, CSUN

Seira Kurian, MD, MPH, Deputy Medical Director

Nicole T. Linton, Service Learning Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement, CSUN

Andrew Marino, Airport Manager, Whiteman Airport

Doug Marriott, EdD, Cooperative Education Job Resource Ctr

Cynthia Camarillo- Rivera

Ed Rose, MEND Co-Founder, Finance Mgr., Lockheed (Ret.)

Marlene L. Schoen, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Audrey Simons, RDH, MSHA, CEO, San Fernando Community Health Center

Sharon Ulmer, RN, HRN Services Inc.

Xochitl M. Valdivia, MS, Family and Consumer Sciences, CSUN

Joy C. Williams, JD, MPA, E-Discovery Consultant, USC

Staff Participants

Janet Marinaccio, President and CEO, MEND

Jenny Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer, MEND

Maggie Torres, Program Director, MEND

Maria Jimenez, Associate Program Director, MEND

Aracely Hernandez, Associate Program Director, MEND