Our Trustees

Dick Ackerman

Dick Ackerman

  • Position: Attorney at Law | State Senator (Ret.)
  • Company: Ackerman Consulting
  • Year of appointment: 2005
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee

Philip K. Anthony, Ph.D.

Philip K. Anthony, Ph.D.

  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Medicine
    • Chair | Department of Surgery Advisory Board

Duraid S. Antone

Duraid S. Antone

  • Position: CEO
  • Company: Icon Advisors, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors

Jackie Barbera

Jackie M. Barbera

  • Position: Executive Director | The UCI Foundation
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2009
  • UCI involvement:
    • Foundation Secretary

Steven M. Borowski

Steven M. Borowski ’79

  • Position: President
  • Company: Aristotle Capital Management
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Social Sciences Dean’s Board of Councilors
    • Member | Sport Professionals for Brain Research Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Buesiness Ctr. for Investment & Wealth Mgmt

Amer Boukai'87

Amer A. Boukai '87

  • Position: President
  • Company: Continental Food Management
  • Year of appointment: 2011

 


Jane Buchan

Jane Buchan, Ph.D.

  • Position: CEO
  • Company: Martlet Asset Managment
  • Year of appointment: 2012
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Investment & Wealth Mgmt
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member | Undergraduate Success Leadership Advisory Board

Paul Butterworth '81

Paul E. Butterworth '81

  • Position: CTO
  • Company: VANTIQ
  • Year of appointment: 2011
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Audit Committee
    • Member | Bren School of ICS Dean's Leadership Council

Bruce Cahill

Bruce E. Cahill

  • Position: CEO, Founder, and Chairman
  • Company: Centaur Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2006

 


Hazem Chehabi

Hazem H. Chehabi, M.D.

  • Position: Owner & President
  • Company: Newport Diagnostic Center
  • Year of appointment: 2006
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors

Salma Chehabi '13

Salma A. Chehabi, B.S.'99, B.A.'09, M.S.'13

  • Position: Genetic Counselor
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement: 
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council 
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors

Carol J. Choi ’85

Carol J. Choi ’85

  • Position: Founder
  • Company: United Exchange Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member | Korean American Alumni Chapter
    • Member | UCI China Board of Councilors
    • Member | Undergraduate Success Leadership Advisory Board
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Eugene W. Choi ’86, MBA ’01

Eugene W. Choi ’86, MBA ’01

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: United Exchange Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | Chief Executive Roundtable
    • Member | Korean American Alumni Chapter
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member | Undergraduate Success Leadership Advisory Board
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

D. Robinson (Bob) Cluck

D. Robinson Cluck '78

  • Position: Chairman & Co-Founder
  • Company: Canterbury Consulting
  • Year of appointment: 2014
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair      | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Investment & Wealth Mgmt

Kate Duchene, J.D.

Kate W. Duchene, J.D.

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: Resources Global Professionals
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors

Joseph Dunn

Joseph L. Dunn

  • Position: Senator (Ret.) | Consultant
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCI China Board of Councilors
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Ctr. for the Study of Democracy Leadership Council

 


Lucy Dunn

Lucy Dunn

  • Position: President and CEO
  • Company: Orange County Business Council
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council
    • Member | Chief Executive Roundtable

John Evans

John R. Evans

  • Position: Regional Managing Director (Ret.)
  • Company: Wells Fargo Bank
  • Year of appointment: 2007
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investement & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council
    • Member | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee 

Peter J. Fischler

Peter J. Fischler ’80

  • Position: Independent Real Estate Developer)
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Social Ecology
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Leadership Council

Douglas Freeman

Douglas K. Freeman, J.D., LL.M.

  • Position: Executive Chair and CEO
  • Company: OC Music & Dance
  • Year of appointment: 1999
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

John Gerace '87

John D. Gerace '87

  • Position: President
  • Company: DiaSorin Molecular, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2014
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council
    • Member | School of Biological Sciences Dean's Leadership Board

Howard Gillman

Howard Gillman, Ph.D.

  • Position: Chancellor
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2013
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

 Denise Hall

Denise Hall, J.D.

  • Position: Retired Attorney
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee

Diana L. Hendel, Pharm.D. ’85

Diana L. Hendel, Pharm.D. ’85

  • Position: Senior Partner
  • Company: Partnership Advantage
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Biological Sciences
    • Member | School of Biological Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council

Brian Hervey

Brian T. Hervey, CGPP, CFRE

  • Position: Vice Chancellor, University Advancement & Alumni Relations
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • President | UCI Foundation

Julie Hill

Julie Hill

  • Position: Corporate Director
  • Company: Anthem | Lord Abbett Mutual Funds
  • Year of appointment: 2011
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair    | UCI Foundation
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | CEO Roundtable
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Leadership Council
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Digital Innovation
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee
    • Member | Susan & Henry College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

Gary Hunt

Gary H. Hunt

  • Position: Partner
  • Company: California Strategies, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member  | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee

Sandra J. Jackson

Sandra J. Jackson

  • Position: Co-Founder
  • Company: Samueli Academy
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Education
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | School of Education Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Education Dean’s Leadership Council
    • Member | Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Frank Jao

Frank Jao

  • Position: Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Bridgecreek Group, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCI Beall Applied Innovation Board of Directors
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

Sam Jilanchi

Sam Jilanchi ’94

  • Position: Managing Partner
  • Company: Qwan Companies
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Humanities
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean Leadership Council
    • Member | UCI Alumni Association Board of Directors

Steeve Kay

Steeve T. Kay

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: The Kay Family Foundation
  • Year of appointment: 2009

Mark Kehke

Mark C. Kehke '83, MBA '93

  • Position: Managing Director and CEO
  • Company: Pacific Ventures Management LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Real Estate Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Buesiness Dean's Advisory Board

Lawrence N. Kugelman

Lawrence N. Kugelman

  • Position: President & CEO (Ret.)
  • Company: The Health Plan of America
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Social Sciences
    • Chair     | School of Social Sciences Dean’s Board of Counselors
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Buesiness Ctr. for Global Leadership

Jack Langson

Jack M. Langson

  • Position: President
  • Company: Investment Building Group
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee

Shanaz Langson

Shanaz S. Langson

  • Company: Investment Building Group
  • Year of appointment: 2015

Mohannad Malas

Mohannad S. Malas

  • Position: Principal
  • Company: IRA Capital
  • Year of appointment: 2012
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Biological Sciences Dean's Leadership Board
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member | UCI Beall Applied Innovation Board of Directors
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Twyla Reed Martin

Twyla Reed Martin

  • Company & Position: President, Mont Pelerin Capital LLC | President, Charles D. & Twyla Martin Foundation
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | Honors College Advisory Group

 


Farzad Massoudi, M.D. ’84

Farzad Massoudi, M.D. ’84

  • Position: Chief of Surgery – Neurology
  • Company: Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo
  • Year of appointment: 2018

James Mazzo

James V. Mazzo

  • Position: Executive Chairman
  • Company: Neurotech, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair      | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Chair      | Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Chair      | Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Steering Committee

Paul Merage

Paul Merage

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: MIG Capital
  • Year of appointment: 2003
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Buesiness Center for Global Leadership
    • Member | CEO Roundtable

Kristen S. Monson ’82, MBA ’86

Kristen S. Monson ’82, MBA ’86

  • Position: Executive Vice President (Ret.)
  • Company: Pacific Investment Management Co.
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board

Michael Mussallem

Michael A. Mussallem

  • Position: Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Henry Samueli School of Engineering Leadership Council
    • Member | Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

Dennis Luan Thuc Nguyen '94

Dennis Luan Thuc Nguyen '94

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: New Asia Partners Limited
  • Year of appointment: 2009

Stacey Nicholas

Stacey Nicholas

  • Company: Captain Enterprises LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI Involvement:
    • Chair      | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member  | Henry Samueli School of Engineering Leadership Council
    • Member  | School of Education Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member  | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee
    • Member  | Donald Bren School of ICS/HSSoE Diverity Advisory Board
    • Member  | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Thomas Nielsen

Thomas H. Nielsen

  • Position: President
  • Company: The Nielsen Company
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Audit Committee Member
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCI Beall Applied Innovation Board of Directors
    • Member | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Stephen Peepels

Stephen Peepels

  • Position: Head of U.S. Securities – Asia Pacific
  • Company: Hogan Lovells
  • Year of appointment: 2018

James Peterson

James J. Peterson

  • Position: Founder
  • Company: Peterson Capital Group
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Co-Chair | Brilliant Future Campaign
    • Member   | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member   | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member   | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee
    • Member   | CEO Roundtable
    • Member   | Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

Sheila K. Peterson

Sheila K. Peterson

  • Position: President
  • Company: Beachside Books LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Co-Chair | Brilliant Future Campaign 
    • Chair       | Susan Samueli Ctr. for Integrative Medicine Board of Advisors
    • Member   | Susan Samueli Ctr. for Integrative Medicine Development Comm.
    • Member   | School of Social Ecology Leadership Council
    • Member   | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member   | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee
    • Member   | Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

William Podlich

William F. Podlich

  • Position: Retired CEO
  • Company: Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Ctr. for the Study of Democracy Leadership Council
    • Member | UCI Beall Applied Innovation Advisory Board

Rahn Lynn

Lynn A. Rahn

  • Position: Chief Financial Officer | The UCI Foundation
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 1997

Cheryll Ruszat

Cheryll R. Ruszat

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Company: Montessori Schools of Irvine
  • Year of appointment: 2005
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Arts New Swan Leadership Board
    • Member | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Leadership Council

Richard Ruszat

Richard J. Ruszat

  • Position: President
  • Company: Montessori Schools of Irvine
  • Year of appointment: 2005
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Arts New Swan Leadership Board
    • Member | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member | Claire Trevor Society Leadership Committee

Kathleen R. Santora

Kathleen R. Santora

  • Position: Community Leader
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | Undergraduate Success Leadership Advisory Board
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Exective Committee

Mark K. Santora

Mark K. Santora

  • Position: Chairman of the Board
  • Company: Panzura
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Undergraduate Success Leadership Advisory Board
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman

  • Position: Managing Director
  • Company: H & S Ventures, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement: 
    • Member | CEO Roundtable
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Honorary Committee

Gary Singer '74

Gary J. Singer, Esq. '74

  • Position: Senior Advisor
  • Company: RSI Holding Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member  | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member  | School of Law Board of Visitors
    • Member  | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Jennifer A. Friend Smith ’95

Jennifer A. Friend Smith ’95

  • Position: CEO
  • Company: Project Hope Alliance
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair       | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member   | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member   | UCI Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Member   | Susan Samueli Ctr. for Integrative Health Board of Advisors

Ted Smith

Ted Smith

  • Position: Chairman & CEO (Ret.)
  • Company: MIND Research Institute
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Donald Bren School of ICS Leadership Council

Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

  • Company: JAMS Neutral
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors 

Tim Strader

Timothy L. Strader, Sr.

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: Starpointe Ventures
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Real Estate Advisory Board

Marilyn P. Sutton, Ph.D.

Marilyn P. Sutton, Ph.D.

  • Position: Consultant, Public Policy and Higher Education
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean's Leadership Council

James Irvine Swinden

James Irvine Swinden

  • Company: The Irvine Museum
  • Year of appointment: 1998
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Smart Energy & Sustainable Environment (SE2) Leadership Council
    • Member | School of Law Board of Visitors

Jack K. Toan

Jack K. Toan ’95, MBA ’02

  • Position: Regional VP & Community Affairs Manager
  • Company: Wells Fargo Bank
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • ExOfficio Trustee
    • President | UCI Alumni Association
    • Member   | Brilliant Future Campaign Honorary Committee

Thomas Tierney

Thomas T. Tierney | Trustee Emeritus

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: BeeHive.Com LLC
  • Year of appointment: 1986
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

David Tsoong

David L. Tsoong, M.D.

  • Position: Chairman & President
  • Company: Pinnacle Resources International, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2002
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Health Care Mgmt Advisory Board
    • Member | UCI China Board of Councilors 
    • Member | Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board

Lars T. Walton

Lars T. Walton, Ed.D.

  • Position: Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2019
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee

Ivan L. Williams ’96

Ivan L. Williams, MBA '96

  • Position: Executive Producer & Executive Vice President
  • Company: Scenario Entertainment
  • Year of appointment: 2018
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the Claire Trevor School of the Arts
    • Chair | Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean's Arts Board
    • Member | Emergent Media & Design Initative Advisory Board
    • Member | Graduate Division Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Honors College Advisory Group
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Center for Neurobiology Learning and Memory Artistic Brain Initiative Advisory Board
    • President | UCI Alumni Association Anteaters in the Arts-West
    • Adjunct Professor | Paul Merage School of Business
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Honorary Committee 

Dean Yoost

Dean A. Yoost

  • Position: Managing Partner (Ret.)
  • Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Year of appointment: 2006
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair     | UCIF Audit Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Ctr. for Global Leadership
    • Chair     | Joslin Diabetes Center Executive Council
    • Member | Brilliant Future Campaign Executive Committee

Tom Yuen '74

Tom C.K. Yuen '74

  • Position: Chairman and CEO
  • Company: Primegen Biotech LLC.
  • Year of appointment: 2001
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCI Beall Applied Innovation Advisory Board