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 2015 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, TDF Ventures;
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

Louis Ciminelli
Chairman and CEO, LPCiminelli, an international construction firm with offices in Buffalo and New York City. Former trustee and chair of the New York Power Authority. Member of the Buck Advisory Council.  

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

Darla Flanagan
General Partner of MKD Investments, managing a portfolio of real estate assets for the family investment company; she founded FowlerFlanagan Partners, a commercial real estate investment company. She is on the Board of Directors of Catellus Development Company, Adopt a Family of Marin, The Branson School, and San Francisco Architectural Heritage, among others.

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

M. Arthur Gensler Jr.,
FAIA Founder Gensler, a global architecture, design, planning and strategic consulting firm
Executive Committee, SFMOMA
Executive Committee California College of the Arts 

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

Brian Kennedy, PhD
President and CEO
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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

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

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

Afaf Meleis, PhD
Former dean at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.  Former faculty at UCSF and UCLA.  Involved in projects in China, Sydney and Kuwait. Recipient of numerous international awards for professional and scholarly achievements.

Cherilyn Murer, JD
President and CEO of a legal-based healthcare management consulting firm. Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois. Member, Buck Advisory Council.

Bill Poland
Founder and President of Bay West Group, a commercial real estate development company; Georgia Tech Advisory Board; Urban Land Institute; past Chairman of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau; Board of the Steers Global Real Estate Center at Georgetown University; past Councilmember of the town of Ross, CA;  past president of the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

E. Lewis Reid
Former Chair of Buck BOT;
Former President and CEO, The California Endowment 

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

Richard Rosenberg
Former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America.  Retired commander in the US Naval Reserves. Board memberships on the San Francisco Symphony, the Naval War College Foundation and Chairman of the University of California, San Francisco Foundation.

Ramzi Sanbar, PhD
Founder and Chairman, SDC group, international project development in the US, Europe, Middle East, Northern Africa and China. Served as Board of Director at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard and the Eurasia Center at Cambridge University. 

Rubar Sandi
Chair of The Sandi Group (TSG), a global, multi-disciplined private company providing turnkey, design, real estate development, fully managed construction services, security, aviation, logistics and life support. TSG works with many U. S. and foreign government agencies, multi-national and regional corporations, NGO's and media organizations. TSG plans, finances, operates and manages large-scale projects around the world.

Charles M. Stockholm
Retired business executive
Served as Chairman of Citibank International, Senior Executive Vice President of Crocker National Bank;and Managing Director of Trust Company of the West
Former Chairman of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and Matson Navigation, Inc. 
Current Director, AsiaVest Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

Wells Whitney, ScD
Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retired from Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park after developing multi-million dollar product lines. Serves on several nonprofit boards, three which are related to lung cancer.  

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