Board of Directors
William E. Oberndorf, Chair
Arthur Kern, Vice Chair
Andrew Ach, Chair, Investment Committee
Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
Lynne Benioff, Chair, Marketing Committee
Faustino Bernadett, Jr.
William K. Bowes
Selina Gaw Cha
William H. Davidow, Chair, Development Committee
Doris F. Fisher
Robert B. Friend
F. Van Kasper
Leigh Sherwood Matthes
Ellen Magnin Newman, Founding Chair
Carmen Policy, Chair, Government & Community Relations Committee
W. Clarke Swanson, Jr., Chair, Audit Committee
John S. Wadsworth, Jr.
Amanda M. Wallis
Diane B. Wilsey
Barbara Bass Bakar
Kenneth T. Derr
Richard M. Rosenberg, Chair, Real Estate Committee
Nan Tucker McEvoy
Brook H. Byers
Andrew S. Grove
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, President
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco and President of the UCSF Foundation. Desmond-Hellmann previously served as president of product development at Genentech, a position she held from 2004-2009. In this role, she was responsible for Genentech's pre-clinical and clinical development, process research and development, business development, and product portfolio management.
John Ford, Vice President
John B. Ford is Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations at UCSF and Vice President of the UCSF Foundation. Ford leads efforts to raise philanthropic support for the university and medical center and oversees comprehensive programs in alumni relations. He has over 40 years of experience in development and has previously helped organize and successfully implement three campaigns with goals of more than $1 billion.
John Plotts, Treasurer
John Plotts is the Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the UCSF Foundation. Plotts is responsible for the planning, design and construction of new buildings, including those at Mission Bay, and for creating and funding their capital and operating budgets. He came to UCSF in January 2010 after 14 years at University of California’s Office of the President, where he was Assistant Vice President for Financial Management.
Steve Downs, Secretary
Steve Downs is Executive Director of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) and Secretary of the UCSF Foundation. Downs is responsible for all financial and administrative services within the Development Office and the UCSF Foundation. In addition, he staffs the Investment and Audit Committees of the UCSF Foundation.