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Marilyn Magaram Center

About the Center

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Marilyn Magaram Center
Sequoia Hall 120 
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8308

Phone: 818/ 677-3102
Fax: 818/ 677-3446



Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Next Meeting

August 18, 2014 | 9:30 am | SQ 112

Previous Meeting Minutes


Consent Agenda Items

Finance Report

Proposed 2014-2015 Budget

Magaram Center

Charter (Updated 2010)

Bylaws (Updated 2010)

Updated Mission, Vision and Goals


2013 - 2014 Project List Dashboard

2013 - 2014 Financial Statement


2012 - 2013 Annual Report


Marilyn Magaram Center - Mission Statement

The mission of the MMC is to enhance and promote health and wellbeing through research and education in the fields of nutrition and food science.

Marilyn Magaram Center Vision

The MMC will be a recognized Center of Excellence in research and education in the fields of food science and nutrition in the global community.

Marilyn Magaram Center - Advisory Board Goals

The Marilyn Magaram Center’s Advisory Board consists of current and emeritus faculty members of the Food Science and Nutrition area of the Family and Consumer Sciences department, other CSUN faculty with expertise appropriate to the Center’s activities, representatives from the food science and nutrition industry, the Student Dietetic and Food Science Association and other individuals dedicated to the Marilyn Magaram Center’s mission. 

The Department Chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development appoint members to the Advisory Board, upon the recommendation of the Magaram Center’s Director and Advisory Board. 

The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss planning and implementation of the center's projects and goals. 

The Advisory Board also advises the Magaram Center in the Strategic Management of Center goals and mission.

2014 Advisory Board Members


Sylvia Alva Ph.D
Dean College of Health & Human Development

Michelle Barrack-Gardner Ph.D, RD
Assistant Professor FCS Dept., CSUN

Ellen Bauersfeld MS, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian Klotz Student Health Center

Annette Besnilian MPH, RD, Ed.D
Dietetic Internship Director FCS Dept., CSUN

James Brooks Ph.D
Vice President, Science & Technology Pharmavite, LLC

Yi (Tom) Cai Ph.D
Associate Professor FCS Dept., CSUN

Claudio Cardelli Ph.D
President Pacific Coast Analytical Services

Audrey Clark Ph.D
Professor Emeritus FCS Dept., CSUN

Merav Efrat Ed.D, MPH, IBCLC
Assistant Professor Department of Public Health

Salvador Esparza DHA, MSHA, BSN-RN, FACHE
Assistant Professor Health Sciences, CSUN

Barbara Fairchild
 Freelance Food Writer and Editor

William Haddad
VP Technical Services American Fruit Processors

Bridget D. Harvey-Elliot MS, RD
Association Administrator California Dietetic Association

Kim Henige Ed.D
Professor Kinesiology Dept., CSUN

Dena Herman Ph.D, MPH, RD
Associate Professor FCS Dept., CSUN

Victoria Jaque Ph.D
Associate Professor Dept. of Kinesiology, CSUN

Terri E. Lisagor Ed.D, MS, RD
Professor FCS Dept., CSUN

Jae-Min Mandala
Customer Service Manager Zevia LLC

Eric Sletten M.D.
Team Physician CSUN

Elizabeth Sussman Ph.D, RD
Assistant Professor FCS Dept., CSUN

Ragip (Bob) Unal Ph.D
Director, Quality Control Aries Prepared Beef Company

Steven Yanicelli Ph.D, RD
Director of Innovation and Education Nutricia North America



Advisory Board Subcommittees

Assessment Committee

Finance Committee

Strategic Planning

Advisory Board Nominees

More information coming soon