Trustees bear ultimate responsibility for directing the conduct of KGI’s activities and affairs and for overseeing its operations, including:

  • Approval of the Institute’s strategic plan, mission, and goals
  • Approval of the Institute’s annual operating plans, budget, and financial performance
  • Oversight of the Institute’s annual audit
  • Advisement on significant Institutional and academic issues, actions, transactions, and legal matters
  • Nominations of trustees and assurance of effective governance
  • Selection of the president and plans for succession
  • Oversight of evaluations and compensation for the president and senior staff

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Board Members

Name
Position
Department
Phone
Email
Location
Wade Ackerman
KGI Trustee; Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Board of Trustees, Current
Balachandran
Former Executive Vice President, Operations, Amgen
Board of Trustees, Current
Karen Bernstein
KGI Trustee; Co-founder and Chairman, BioCentury
Board of Trustees, Current
Daniel Bradbury
KGI Trustee; Chairman of the Board and CEO, Equillium, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
Robert Curry
Board Chair Emeritus, KGI; CEO, PerceptiMed, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
Jamie Dananberg
KGI Trustee; Chief Medical Officer, Unity Pharmaceuticals
Board of Trustees, Current
Ross Grossman
KGI Trustee; Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
Barbara Kosacz
Partner, Cooley LLP
Board of Trustees, Current
stephen kosslyn
President & CEO, Foundry College
Board of Trustees, Current
David Lawrence
Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Board of Trustees, Current
Markin
KGI Trustee; Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development and Director UNeTech Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Current
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
KGI Trustee; Founder and Chairperson, Biocon Limited
Board of Trustees, Current
Yolanda Moses
KGI Trustee; Professor of Anthropology and former Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Riverside
Board of Trustees, Current
Prasad
KGI Trustee; President, ProMed Health Care Administrators
Board of Trustees, Current
Art Riggs
KGI Trustee; Director Emeritus & Chair, Diabetes Research Department, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
Board of Trustees, Current
Santos
KGI Trustee; Secretary of the General Health Council, Government of Mexico; Professor, Experimental Medicine Unit, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Board of Trustees, Current
Sheldon Schuster
President and Professor
Board of Trustees, Current, Full-Time Faculty, Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, President’s Cabinet, President’s Office
Suh
KGI Trustee; Founding Managing Director, California Technology Ventures, LLC
Board of Trustees, Current
Lydia Villa-Komaroff
KGI Trustee; Consultant of Intersections: Science, Business, Diversity
Board of Trustees, Current
Jim Widergren
KGI Board Chair; CEO and President, Corgenix
Board of Trustees, Current
Rich Wolf
KGI Trustee; Partner and Investment Analyst , Capital World Investors
Board of Trustees, Current
Wu
KGI Trustee; Former Program Executive, IBM Global University Programs
Board of Trustees, Current
Richard Yochum
KGI Trustee; President & Chief Executive Officer, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Current

Trustees Emeriti

Name
Position
Department
Phone
Email
Location
Anderson
President and CEO, Veracyte, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Baldeschwieler
Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Dennis Fenton
Fenton & Associates LLC; Former Executive Vice President, Amgen
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Judy Heyboer
Human Resources Consultant; Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Genentech Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Alice Huang
Senior Faculty Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
President, Brighton Distributing Company
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Kury
Former Vice President and General Counsel, Guidant Corporation
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Leland
Retired, Founding Partner, RCM Capital Management
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
McConnell
Former President, Pioneer DuPont
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Miller
Chairman, The Clifford Group, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Rastetter
Chairman, Board of Directors, Illumina Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Rosso
Chairman Emeritus, Beckman Coulter Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Jack Stark
President Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Murli Tolaney
Chairman Emeritus, MWH Global, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Tranquada
Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Public Policy, University of Southern California
Board of Trustees, Emeritus