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Board of Directors

Portrait of Steven A. Merksamer

Steven A. Merksamer, Chair

Of Counsel, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP

Portrait of Mark  Baldassare

Mark Baldassare

President and CEO, Public Policy Institute of California

Portrait of Louise Henry Bryson

Louise Henry Bryson

Chair Emerita, Board of Trustees, J. Paul Getty Trust

Portrait of A. Marisa Chun

A. Marisa Chun

Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco

Portrait of Chet  Hewitt

Chet Hewitt

President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation

Portrait of Phil  Isenberg

Phil Isenberg

Former Chair, Delta Stewardship Council

Portrait of Mas  Masumoto

Mas Masumoto

Author and Farmer

Portrait of Leon E. Panetta

Leon E. Panetta

Chairman, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Portrait of Gerald L. Parsky

Gerald L. Parsky

Chairmain, Aurora Capital Group

Portrait of Kim  Polese

Kim Polese

Chairman and Co-founder, CrowdSmart

Portrait of Cassandra Walker Pye

Cassandra Walker Pye

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Lucas Public Affairs

Portrait of Helen Iris Torres

Helen Iris Torres

CEO, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

Portrait of Gaddi H. Vasquez

Gaddi H. Vasquez

Retired Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Edison International, Southern California Edison

Directors Emeriti & Corporate Officers

Directors Emeriti

Ruben Barrales
María Blanco
William K. Coblentz *
David A. Coulter
Edward K. Hamilton
Gary K. Hart
Walter B. Hewlett
Roger W. Heyns *
Donna Lucas
David W. Lyon *
Cheryl White Mason *
Arjay Miller *
Ki Suh Park
Alan Post *
Constance L. Rice
Thomas C. Sutton
Cynthia A. Telles *
Raymond L. Watson *
Carol Whiteside
Harold M. Williams *

*Founding board member

Corporate Officers

Mark Baldassare
Emily Loeschinger
Cindy Scherer