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. 

2021-22 UC Davis Foundation Roster

As of September 2021

Executive Trustees 

  • Chair: Darryl Goss ’83
  • Vice Chair: Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan ’83
  • Immediate Past Chair: Bruce G. West ’71, M.S. ’73
  • Audit Committee Chair: Stephen Meisel
  • Audit Committee Vice Chair: Patrick Sherwood ’87
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Chair: Deborah J. Neff ’76
  • Global Campaign Leadership Council Vice Chair: Susan Mayer ’80
  • Finance and Investment Committee Chair:  Mark Couchman ’80
  • Finance and Investment Committee Vice Chair: Marc J. Verissimo ’78
  • 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.

Kevin M. Bacon 72
Former 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.

Caroline Cabias 72
Retired State of CA Career Executive

Davis W. Campbell, M.A. 68

Jeffrey Child 82
Financial Advisor
Oshman Family Office

Daniel A. Corfee 87
Preferred Capital Advisors

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

Judith B. Gabor

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

Michael Gilson 73
Director of Business Development
EicOsis, LLC

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

Darryl Goss 83
Inform Diagnostics

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

Michael Hurlston 88, M.B.A. 90, M.S. 91
President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Glenys M. Kaye
Retired Accountant 

Barbara J. Kerr
Former Senior Vice President
Applera Corporation 

Roxy Klein
Director and Founder
California Bank of Commerce 

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

Philip LaChapelle 69
Retired financial services executive

Darrick Lam 87
President and CEO
ACC Senior Services

Eivind Lange, III 77
Paradigm Sports 

Margaret Lapiz 89
Under One Roof. Prep Medico.

Eivind Lange, III 77
Paradigm Sports 

James T. Lim, J.D. 98
Managing Director
Oaktree Capital Management

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

Clifford Popejoy
Apex Electrical Contracting

Cathy Raycraft, CRED 74
Roseville Joint Union High School District

Sandra L. Reed, M.D. 85
US Navy 

Edwin F. Rizo 82
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.

Jane Rosenberg 79
EJR Properties

Paul Sallaberry 79
Venture Partner
Icon Ventures 

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

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

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


Jesús Argüelles 02
Director of Investments
The James Irvine Foundation

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

Bert Feuss 84
Senior Advisor
Community Capital Advisors

Parker A. Lee 76
Compass52, LLC

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

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

David W. Pearson 84
Managing Director
Meadowood Napa Valley

Ex-officio Executive Trustees 

Gary S. May, Ph.D.

Shaun Keister, Ph.D.
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 

Charles Melton 08
President, CAAA Board of Directors 

Richard Tucker, Ph.D
Chair, Academic Senate 

Kelly Ratliff
Vice Chancellor, Finance, Operations and Administration