UC Davis Foundation Trustees

2015–16 UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees

The UC Davis Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Executive Trustees, made up of UC Davis supporters who are distinguished leaders in their fields. Through their dedicated volunteerism, members of the Board help increase philanthropic support for UC Davis and steward private gifts to the university, furthering UC Davis’ mission and its global impact. The Board works in concert with academic leaders and advancement staff to achieve the Foundation’s goals.

The UC Davis Foundation Board:

  • Advances the mission of UC Davis by promoting philanthropy
  • Oversees the investments and other business operations of the Foundation
  • Offers guidance and advice to university leaders in areas related to philanthropic support and public trust
  • Builds good will and widespread support for UC Davis by knowledgeably representing the university

The Board is made up of elected Executive Trustees, who have voting privileges; Trustees; ex-officio Trustees, who serve on the Board by virtue of their position at UC Davis; and advisors. Elected Trustees serve renewable three-year terms. 

2017-2018 UC Davis Foundation Roster

Executive Trustees 

  • Chair: Bruce W. Bell `85
  • Vice Chair: Bruce G. West `71, M.S. `73
  • Immediate Past Chair: Michael Child `76
  • Audit Committee Chair: Jack N. Mariani `69
  • Audit Committee Vice Chair: David J. Loury, `79, Ph.D. `84
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Chair: Darryl Goss `83
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Vice Chair: David Pearson `84
  • Finance and Investment Committee ChairJoncarlo Mark `92, M.B.A. `00
  • Finance and Investment Committee Vice Chair: May Seeman, M.B.A. `89
  • Nominating and Governance Committee ChairCecelia Lakatos Sullivan `83
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Vice Chair: Mohini Jain
  • Stewardship Committee ChairGiacomo Marini 
  • Stewardship Committee Vice Chair: Jane Rosenberg `79
  • At Large Executive TrusteeMargaret M. Lapiz `89


Bruce W. Bell `85
B&Z Properties

Guy Benstead `81
Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC 

Frederick L. Cannon `78
Director of Research

TK Chiang `87
Doma Capital

Jeffrey Child `82
Financial Advisor
Oshman Family Office 

Michael Child `76
Senior Advisor
TA Associates 

Daniel A. Corfee `87
Preferred Capital Advisors

Eamonn Dolan `83
Former Chief Investment Officer
C.M. Capital (CMC) 

Bruce Edwards `60
Private Investor 

James P. Finch `89
Finch Farms

Michael Gilson `73
Former Managing Partner
Adrastia Biotech, a Delaware Corporation

Darryl Goss `83
Former President 
Sigma-Aldrich SAFC Hitech

Roger Halualani `89, M.B.A. `91
Founder and Principal
Epiphany Partners Inc.

Rudy Kadlub `71, Ed.D. `72
CEO, Costa Pacific Communities 

Glenys M. Kaye
Retired Accountant 

Barbara J. Kerr
Former Senior Vice President
Applera Corporation 

Mohini Jain
President and Founder
Mohini Jain Family Foundation
Former High School Teacher 

Eivind Lange, III `77
Paradigm Sports 

Margaret M. Lapiz `89
Vice President 
The Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente 

James T. Lim, J.D. `98
Managing Director
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd.

David J. Loury, `79, Ph.D. `84
Retired, Executive Vice President of Toxicology
Pharmacyclics, Inc. 

Giacomo Marini
Chairman and CEO, Neato Robotics
Founder and Managing Director, Noventi Ventures 

Jack N. Mariani `69
Mariani Nut Company  

Joncarlo Mark `92, M.B.A. `00
Upwelling Capital Group LLC 

Susan Mayer `80
Marketing Executive 
Mountain Construction, Inc. 

John McKinsey, JD `99
Attorney, LeClairRyan 

Deborah J. Neff `76
Evanescent Diagnostic Systems, LLC

Chuck C. Nichols `83 and `84
Nichols Farms

Carol E. Parker
Community Volunteer 

David Pearson `84
Opus One Winery  

Gene E. Pendergast, Jr. `61
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney

Sandra I. Redenbach `72, CRED `73
Teacher, Consultant, Staff Development Trainer

Sandra L. Reed, M.D. `85
US Navy 

Earl F. Rennison `88
CEO and Managing Director
Rincaro LLC

Jane Rosenberg `79
EJR Properties

May Seeman, M.B.A. `89
Former President and CEO
MEAG New York Corporation 

Dr. James N. Seiber
Professor Emeritus
Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis 

Patrick Sherwood `87
EVP / US Region Head of Global Financial Institutions
Wells Fargo Bank

Anthony R. Stone, M.D.
Professor Emeriti
Urology Department
UC Davis Health System

Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan `83
President and CEO
PTI Solutions

Jeff Traum `85
Managing Director
Senior Portfolio Management Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Carol Wall `63 `65 `71
Professor Emeritus
Anthropology, UC Davis

Bruce G. West `71, M.S. `73
Founding Principal
West Yost & Associates, Inc. 

Henry Wirz `73
Former Chief Executive Officer
SAFE Credit Union 

↑ Back to top


Kevin M. Bacon `72
Former Vice President/Partner
IBM Business Consulting Services

Craig Dandurand, J.D. `97
Director of Debt and Alternatives
Future Fund Management Agency

Steve Enos `82
Managing Director
Evergreen Gavekal 

Andrew Fagan, M.A. `84
Chief Investment Officer
Columbia River Advisors 

Bert Feuss `84
Vice President, Investments
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Greg Houck `83
Managing Director of Operations 
Brandes Investment Partners LP

Parker A. Lee `76
Compass52, LLC

Stephen Meisel

Robert E. Murphy `63
Attorney at Law
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

Tom P. Palecek `99
Founding Partner - Advisor
Summit Trail Advisors

Gabe Santos
Managing Partner
Homestead Capital

Alan M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Economics Department
UC Davis 

Ex-officio Executive Trustees 

Gary S. May

Shaun Keister
Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations
President, UC Davis Foundation 

Paul Prokop
Associate Vice Chancellor, Development
Secretary, UC Davis Foundation 

Tania Walden
Chief Financial Officer
Treasurer, UC Davis Foundation 

Debby Stegura `79
President, CAAA Board of Directors 

Rachael Goodhue
Chair, Academic Senate 

Kelly Ratliff
Interim Leader, Finance, Operations and Administration

↑ Back to top