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. 

2016-2017 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: J. Terry Eager
  • Audit Committee Vice Chair: Margaret M. Lapiz `89
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Chair: Darryl Goss `83
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Vice Chair: David Pearson `84
  • Finance and Investment Committee Chair: Guy Benstead `81
  • Finance and Investment Committee Vice Chair: Joncarlo Mark `92, M.B.A. `00
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Chair: Bruce G. West `71, M.S. `73
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Vice Chair: Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan `83
  • Stewardship Committee Chair: Henry Wirz `73
  • Stewardship Committee Vice Chair: Giacomo Marini 


Bruce W. Bell '85
B&Z Properties

Guy Benstead `81
Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC 

Stephen F. Boutin, J.D. `72
Co-Founder and Principal
Boutin Jones Inc. 

TK Chiang `87
Managing Partner
Orion Partners 

Jeffrey Child `82
Financial Advisor
Oshman Family Office 

Michael Child `76
Senior Advisor
TA Associates 

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

Terry Eager
Partner (retired)

Bruce Edwards `60
Private Investor 

Darryl Goss `83
Vice President and General Manager
BioReliance Corporation

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

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

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

Joseph “Joe” W. Lin, Ph.D. `75
Former professor
Viticulture and Enology, and Pomology
UC Davis

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 

John McKinsey, JD `99
Attorney, LeClairRyan

Robert Medearis
Retired Management Consultant and Entrepreneur 

Carol E. Parker
Community Volunteer 

David Pearson `84
Opus One Winery  

Mary Ann Peoples
President and Trustee
Boyd Family Foundation 

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

Jane Rosenberg '79
EJR Properties

May Seeman, M.B.A. '89
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

Elena “Lin” Weaver
Software Developer and Radio Producer 

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

Henry Wirz `73
Former Chief Executive Officer
SAFE Credit Union 

Sandy Yen
Executive Vice President 
Micro Lithography, Inc. 

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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 '90
Principal and Founder
Cypress Wealth Advisors 

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

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

Parker A. Lee '76
Compass52, LLC

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 

Ralph Hexter
Interim Chancellor 

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