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Foundation Board of Trustees

UC Merced’s Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of some of the university’s most enthusiastic supporters and advisors. Among their roles as trustees, members raise and increase philanthropic support, advocate for the university and manage a portion of the university’s endowment.

James Abbate
Owner and Operator
Alia Corporation
Cyril Lawrence
Cyril Lawrence, Inc.
Bradley Anderholm
BCA Hospitality Consultants
Paul Lo
Law Offices of Paul C. Lo
Joshua Becker
General Partner and Co-Founder
New Cycle Capital
Robert Luster
President and CEO
Luster National, Inc.
Robert Bernstein
Chief of Radiology
Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center
Jan Mendenhall
Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
University of California, Merced
JoAnn Bertges
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank
Mary Miller
Vice Chancellor for Administration
University of California, Merced
Dorothy Bizzini
Property Manager
Bizzini Properties
Hugo Morales
Executive Director
Radio Biling
E. W. Bizzini
Owner & Retired Veterinarian
Atwater-Merced Veterinary Clinics, Inc.
Richard Moss
Vice President, Water Resources
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
Lee Boese, Jr.
Owner and Partner
Lee R. Boese, D.D.S., M.S.D., Inc.
Phyllis Nusz
P J Enterprises
Calvin Bright
President and Chairman
The C. E. B. Foundation
Ralph Ochoa
Founding and Senior Partner
The Ochoa & Moore Law Firm
Anthony Coelho
Civic Leader
Jack Oswald
SynGest, Inc.
Kathleen Crookham
Civic Leader
Richard Otter
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
William Duff
Civic Leader
Ashit Padwal
Director of IT Operations
Spartan Shops
Benjamin Duran
Merced College
E. S. Patton
Patton & Associates, LLC
Richard Elkus, Jr.
Voyan Technology
Mark Pazin
County of Merced
Edward Fields
Founder and CEO
HotChalk, Inc.
Lazar Piro
Owner and President
Piro Trading International
Sue Foster
Director of Corporate Giving
Foster Poultry Farms
Curtis Riggs
President and CEO
VIA Adventures, Inc
Kenni Friedman
Civic Leader
Kenneth Robbins
Mason, Robbins, Browning & Godwin
Michael Gallo
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Gallo Farms
Frederick Ruiz
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder
Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Robert Gallo
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Julie Sandino-Areias
Founder and President
Sandino Consulting
Mark Garrett
GF Enterprises
Steve Sloan
Sloan Enterprises
Coralein Hallowell
Founding President
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
Leslie Starck
Vice President, Local Public Affairs
Southern California Edison
MC Hammer
Co-Founder and CEO
Alchemist Management
Ralph Temple
Law Office of Ralph S. Temple
Daryl Hatano
Vice President, Government and External Affairs
ON Semiconductor
Ramakrishna Thondapu
Medical Director
Interventional Pain Center
Myung Ki Hong
Chairman and CEO
Dura Coat Products, Inc
Robert Tinker
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Hosley
Interim Vice Chancellor, University Relations
University of California, Merced
Michael Tollefson
Yosemite Conservancy
Artikas Kamangar
Kamangar Ranches
Vishal Verma
Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Sung-Mo Kang
University of California, Merced
Denise Watkins
President and Chairman
Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation
Robert Keller
Yosemite Alpine Resort Properties
Steve Westly
Founder and CEO
The Westly Group
George Kelley
Stevinson Ranch
Carol Whiteside
California Strategies, LLC
Lee Kolligian
Lee Jay Kolligian, Attorney at Law
Roger Wood
Civic Leader
Hanimireddy Lakireddy
Merced Heart Associates
Rani Yadav-Ranjan
Chairman and CEO
Gray Cloud Technology