College of HHD

Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle for the College of Health and Human Development brings together distinguished alumni and community partners to discuss and engage in exploring the role of the college in the community.

Dean's Circle members play a critical role in the mission of the college, which is to prepare competent and caring professionals who share our commitment to enhance and promote the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve. As professionals, they speak for us within the community and share valuable perspectives and ideas. They serve as fundraisers, advisors and advocates to the benefit of the college and the university.

Opportunities for volunteerism and outreach in the college are also available through our alumni chapters and community advisory councils within our departments and academic programs. These specialized advisory councils are comprised of industry experts who advise on curriculum for our many accredited programs.

 dean farrell j. webbFarrell J. Webb
College of Health and Human Development
 joni campanella roanJoni Campanella-Roan
Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation


 Audrey Clark
  • CSUN Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty, Retired, Emeritus
  • Alumna, 1971

Myra Cohen

  • Registered Dietitian (Retired)
  • Development Committee Member
 Bonnie Faherty
  • Retired, CSUN Nursing Faculty
  • Partnership Committee Member



Edward G. Feldman

  • Attorney
  • Partnership Committee Member
 ruth lendeck formanRuth Lindeck Forman
Founder and Director, Communication Enhancement, Inc.
Alumna, 1979

 lee formanLee Forman
Certified Public Accountant

 ruth harrisRuth Harris
CSUN Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences (Retired)

Pastor Herrera, Jr.

  • Faculty, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Past Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs for the County of Los Angeles
  • Student Professional Development committee Member

Sherry Lapides

  • Vice President, Replacement Parts Industries, Inc., (Retired)
 joanie lebowitz

Joanie Lebowitz

President, Westside Home Economists

Alumna, 1975

 marty lebowitz

Marty Lebowitz

Medical Professional


 diane manzellaDiane Manzella
Founder, Gardner Manzella Inc., (Retired)
Alumna, '72 (MA), Speech Communication

 jim mertzel

Jim Mertzel, DDS

Development Committee Member


 marianne martzel

Marianne Mertzel

Development Committee Member


 lou rubino

Louis "Lou" Rubino
CSUN  Health Sciences Faculty

Partnership Committee Member


Houman Salem

  • Founder and CEO Salem Holdings Co.
  • Alum, BA, '94, History
  • Student Professional Development Committee Member

Helen Sherman Wade

  • Owner, Director of Speech Language and Educational Associates
  • Former lecturer, CSUN Communication Disorders & Sciences
  • Alumna, MA, '76, Communication Disorders & Sciences
  • Student Professional Development Committee
 Jeff Vargo
  • Owner, Vargo Physical Therapy, Inc.
  • Alum, MPT, '91, Physical Therapy
 Joe Vecchiarelli
  • Owner and President, Fashion Supplies Inc.


Honorary Members

Joel Davis

  • President, Creative Media Solutions

Stefanie DuBois

  • Former member, CSUN Presidents Associates and HHD Dean's Circle

Robert "Bob" Finkelstein

  • Retired, US West Leader, Workforce Strategies Practice, Marsh Risk Consulting

Albert "Al" Lapides (deceased)

  • Was Chair and CEO, Replacement Parts Industries, Inc
  • Alum, '68, MS, Business Administration

barbara lazearBarbara LaZear

  • Piano Teacher
  • Alumna, '64, BA, English



 bart porterBartley "Bart" Porter

  • Retired,Athletic Director, Department of the Army
  • Alum, '68, BS, Recreation



 john rothmanJohn Rothman

  • Former President, CEO and Trustee of Hotel Investors Trust