Board of Trustees

The Buck Institute receives support and guidance from a non-compensated Board of Trustees. Recognized leaders from the business, science and non-profit communities set policy, approve financial plans, and help shape the strategic direction of the Institute.

Members of the 2014 Board of Trustees

Larry E. Rosenberger


Larry E. Rosenberger
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Richard “Dick” Bodman
Chairman and CEO of PurThread Technologies, Inc.;
Chairman of Layalina Productions, Inc.;
Managing General Partner of VMS Group;
General Manager of Bodman Oil & Gas, LLC;
Served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Nathaniel “Ned” Eames David, PhD
Entrepreneur who has co-founded five technology companies (Syrrx, Achaogen, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Sapphire Energy and Kilimanjaro Energy) that have collectively raised more than $800 million in financing and currently have more than 350 employees;
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of California, Berkeley

James Edgar
Management consultant;
Founding member of Edgar, Dunn and Company, an international consulting firm;
Former Trustee of Rosenberg Foundation and San Francisco Library Foundation

Roy Eisenhardt
Bay area civic and business leader;
Former President of the Oakland A’s baseball team;
Former Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences;
Currently serves as a Trustee of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation;
Frequent interviewer at City Arts & Lectures;
Lecturer in law at UC Berkeley

Shahab Fatheazam
Managing Director, and head of Healthcare, Lincoln International;
Formerly with GCA Savvian and Vector Securities International;
MA from Cambridge University;
MBA from Columbia University

M. Arthur Gensler Jr.,
FAIA Founder Gensler, a global architecture, design, planning and strategic consulting firm

Jim Gerber
Co-founder of Western Athletic Clubs, Inc.,  the owner and operator of luxury athletic and health facilities throughout the West Coast

Stephen Hauser, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco;
Chair, Buck Institute Scientific Advisory Board

Harlan P. Kleiman
Co-founder and CEO of Self Health Network;
Founder/CEO of Shoreline Pacific;
Co-founder of Long Wharf Theatre;
UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television Board Member;
Chair of the Buck Advisory Council

Edward O. Lanphier III
Founder, Board Member and CEO of Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.;
Board Member of Biotechnology Institute

Charles La Follette
President of La Follette Capital;
Former Board Member of Pacific Stock Exchange and Marin Community Investment Committee

John W. Larson
Retired San Francisco lawyer with over 40 years of practice devoted to high-tech and life science companies;
Former Chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and President of the Branson School;
Current Chairman of WageWorks, a NYSE company

Fay Hartog Levin
Former Ambassador to the Netherlands;
Formerly a senior consultant at Res Publica Group and Vice President for External Affairs at Chicago Field Museum

Fouad Makhzoumi
Executive CEO of Future Group, including Future Pipe Industries Group of Dubai, which has over 3500 employees in 23 countries;
Former member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project;
Founder of the Makhzoumi Foundation which helps increase the standard of living for underprivileged Lebanese

Barbara Morrison
President of TMC Development, a provider of real estate financing;
Mayor of Belvedere, CA;
Founder and Board President of Working Solutions, a nonprofit that helps micro-entrepreneurs access capital

David M. Perry
Senior Managing Director of TeamCo Advisers 

Bill R. Poland
Real Estate Developer;
Chairman and Founder of Bay West Group in San Francisco

Franklyn Prendergast, MD, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota;
Director Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine;
Emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees

E. Lewis Reid
Former Chair of Buck BOT;
Director of Community Foundation Sonoma County

Larry E. Rosenberger
Former President and CEO and current Research Fellow of Fair Isaac;
Co-author of The Deciding Factor: The Power of Analytics to Make Every Decision a Winner;
MS in Physics, and Masters in Engineering from University of California, Berkeley

Ralph Snyderman, MD
Chancellor Emeritus at Duke University and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine;
Former Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at Duke;
Vice President for medical research and development at Genentech;
Member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Charles M. Stockholm
Semi-retired business executive with over 50 years of commercial financial experience, primarily in the Asia Pacific region;
Served as Chairman of Citibank International, and was Senior Executive Vice President of Crocker National Bank;
President of the Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America;
President of the Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco

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