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. 

2022-23 UC Davis Foundation Roster

As of July 2022

Executive Trustees 

  • Chair: Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan ’83
  • Vice Chair: Deborah J. Neff ’76
  • Immediate Past Chair: Darryl Goss ’83
  • Audit Committee Chair: Stephen Meisel
  • Audit Committee Vice Chair: Patrick Sherwood ’87
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Chair: Susan Mayer ’80
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Vice Chair: Michael Hurlston ’88, MBA ’90, MS ’91
  • Finance and Investment Committee Chair:  Mark Couchman ’80
  • Finance and Investment Committee Vice Chair: Jesús Argüelles ’02
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Chair: Debby Stegura ’79
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Vice Chair: Pam Fair ’80
  • Stewardship Committee Chair: Glenys M. Kaye
  • Stewardship Committee Vice Chair: Roger Halualani ’89, M.B.A. ’91


Andrea Alberini
Independent Primary/Secondary Education Professional

John P. Amos ’90
Chief Executive Officer
Vivus Inc.

Jesús Argüelles ’02
Director of Investments
The James Irvine Foundation

Javier R. Avitia ’83
Retired Executive VP Business & Legal Affairs
CBS Global Distribution Group

Kevin M. Bacon ’72
Retired Vice President/Partner
IBM Business Consulting Services

Jacqueline H. Beckley ’72
President, Owner & Founder
The Understanding & Insight Group LLC

Bardin E. Bengard ’84
Bengard Ranch, Inc.

Andy Boone ’96
Equip Sports Performance, Inc.

Caroline Cabias ’72
Retired State of CA Career Executive

Davis W. Campbell, M.A. ’68

Joseph Castagnola ’98
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Jeffrey Child ’82
Financial Advisor
Oshman Family Office

Daniel A. Corfee ’87
Preferred Capital Advisors

Christine Cote-Wissmann ’78
Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Mark Couchman ’80
Chief Executive Officer
Silverado Investment Management Co.

Bruce Edwards ’60
Private Investor

Pam Fair ’80
Retired Vice President
San Diego Gas & Electric

Lou Fernandes ’99
Managing Director of Investments
New York University
Investment Office

Judith B. Gabor

Karl Gerdes M.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’74
Retired Engineer/Consultant

Michael Gilson ’73
Director of Business Development
EicOsis, LLC

Darryl Goss ’83
Inform Diagnostics

Lois Goss ’85
G&G Destinations

Jackson R. Gualco ’78
CEO and President
The Gualco Group, Inc.

Roger Halualani ’89, MBA ’91
Founder and Principal
Epiphany Partners Inc.

Maud Hinchee ’75, Ph.D. ’81
Chief Science Officer
Agricen Sciences

Michael Hurlston ’88, MBA ’90, M.S. ’91
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rudy Kadlub ’71, CRED ’72
Owner and CEO
Costa Pacific Communities

Glenys M. Kaye
Retired Accountant

Barbara J. Kerr
Former Senior Vice President
Applera Corporation

Bob Krieger ’91
President and Senior Financial Advisor
Perennial Pension and Wealth Inc.

Darrick Lam ’87
President and CEO
ACC Senior Services

Eivind Lange, III ’77
Paradigm Sports

Margaret Lapiz ’89
Under One Roof. Prep Medico.

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

Mark Lyon ’78
Founder and Winemaker
Eco Terreno Vineyards and Wines

Susan Mayer ’80
Marketing Executive 
Mountain Construction, Inc.

Stephen Meisel

Marcia Messmer
Founder and Owner
Guinea Pig Calendar Company

Deborah J. Neff ’76
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Pong, MD ’78
Retired Cardiologist
Kaiser Permanente

DeWayne Quinn ’92
Senior Manager, Global Information Systems
Apple Computer, Inc.

Cathy Raycraft, CRED ’74
Roseville Joint Union High School District

Sandra L. Reed, MD ’85
US Navy

Edwin F. Rizo ’82
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.

Paul Sallaberry ’79
Venture Partner
Icon Ventures

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

Naoki Shimazaki ’80
GCA Law Partners LLP

Gary D. Solis, Ph.D., J.D. ’71
Adjunct Professor
Georgetown University

Debby Stegura ’79
Former Attorney at Law

Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan ’83
President and CEO
CLS Consultants

Brian Underwood, MS ’91
Whaleback SBG, LLC

Michael Van Horne, JD ’75
Attorney at Law

Marc J. Verissimo ’78
Board of Director
Lighter Capital
Silicon Valley Bank


Bert Feuss ’84
Senior Advisor
Community Capital Advisors, LLC

Parker A. Lee ’76
Global Managing Partner
Territory Global

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

David W. Pearson ’84
Former CEO
Opus One