Who We Are
Dr. William Rutter
Dr. Rutter is considered a founding father of the biotech industry in San Francisco. He joined UCSF in 1968 to start a new department in Biochemistry and Biophysics. He developed the foundational tools of molecular biology and helped UCSF become one of the most prestigious science institutions in the world.
Dr. Samuel Barondes
Dr. Barondes is a leading psychiatrist and researcher who serves as the Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. Barondes was also the former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute for 7 years.
Richard Neil Snyder
Mr. Snyder is a retired attorney and former adjunct professor at UC Hastings School of Law where he taught Comparative Law, Public International Law and a course in the History of Legal Institutions. His distinguished legal career was dedicated to Intellectual Property Law and Real Estate Law and included International Law.
Jeanne Robertson is a civic leader who has been active for many years in the fields of education, healthcare, and public policy. She was Chairman of the UCSF Foundation from 1997–2000 and continues as Distinguished Director, serving as a member of the Nominating and Governance, and the Development Committees. Jeanne was awarded the UCSF Medal in 2000 to honor her work as a volunteer on behalf of UCSF.
Mission Bay Alliance Strategy and Organizational Consultant
Mr. Spaulding is the former Senior Vice Chancellor of advancement and planning at UCSF and the architect of the UCSF Mission Bay campus. As Senior Vice Chancellor, Spaulding instigated the land deal that made the 43-acre Mission Bay campus possible, spurring more than 1 million square feet of privately built space, hundreds of housing units and UCSF’s $1.6 billion women’s, children’s and cancer hospital projects.