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Board of Trustees

2024 - 2025 UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees

Trustee Roster (trustee sign-in required)


Dr. Trevor Albertson




Dr. Keith E. Alley
Professor Emeritus
University of California, Merced


Mr. Pete Amaro
Managing Partner


Dr. Lisa Andrew
President & CEO
Silicon Valley Education Foundation


Mrs. Linda Barreto
Managing Director, New American Legal Clinic at San Joaquin College of Law
Professor of Law


Dr. Robert Bernstein, MD
Section Chief, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Mrs. Lesley Slaton Brown
SVP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Mr. Frank Dean
President & CEO
Yosemite Conservancy



Ms. Kate Ecker
Strategic Projects Consultant
10000 Degrees


Mr. Richard J. Elkus, Jr.
Voyan Technology


Mrs. Kenni Friedman
Community Leader


Mrs. Lori Gallo
Community Liaison
Joseph Gallo Farms

Mr. John "Jack" Garamendi
President & CEO
Professional Evaluation Group


Mrs. Eileen Hamilton
Hamilton Farms


Mr. Daryl G. Hatano
Vice President, Government and External Affairs
ON Semiconductor

Mr. Sidney Israels
Of Counsel
Fennemore Wendel


Mr. Ty Jagerson




Dr. Art Kamangar
Kamangar Ranches


Mr. Christopher Kennedy, Jr.


Mr. E. Edward Klotzbier
Vice Chancellor
University of California, Merced


Ms. Yukiko Kojima
Nossaman LLP


Mr. Lee J. Kolligian
Lee Jay Kolligian

Dr. Vikram Lakireddy
Managing Partner
Merced Heart Associates


Ms. Monya Lane
Former Associate Director for Engineering
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Mr. Cyril Lawrence
Cyril Lawrence, Inc.


Dr. Matthew Lee
Owner & Optometrist
Lee and Associates Family Eye Care


Mr. John Loll
Former Treasurer and Vice President
Dodge & Cox


Ms. Christine Long
Co-Owner and Vice President
Hilltop Ranch, Inc.


Mr. Dinesh Moorjani
Founding Partner
Time Zero Capital


Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
University of California, Merced


Mr. Jack Oswald
Co-Founder & CEO


Mrs. Brenda J. Pannell-Nash
Law Offices of Brenda J. Pannell, APC


Mr. Lazar C. Piro
President & Owner
Piro Trading International


Mrs. Lisa Pollard Carlson
Associate Vice Chancellor
University of California, Merced


Ms. Tracy Proietti


Mrs. Jhansi Reddy
Raj Properties


Mr. Curtis A. Riggs
President & CEO
VIA Adventures, Inc.


Mr. Grey Roberts
Certified Public Accountant
Grey B. Roberts & Company


Mr. Parwinder Samran
President & CEO
Samran & Sons Farming Company Inc.

Dr. Lynn Seppala
Former Optical Engineer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Ms. Joan Snyder
Hollow Road Farms, Inc.


Mr. Greg Stangl
Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix Energy


Mr. Robert Tinker
Managing Partner
Metamorph Partners


Mr. Vishal Verma
Edgewood Ventures, LLC


Mr. Antonio Villaraigosa
Mercury Public Affairs, LLC


Ms. Denise Watkins
Community Leader



Mr. Jeff Watts
Chief of Staff
Topcon Positioning Systems