ARCS NCC Leadership Advisory Council

The Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. ("ARCS NCC") has invited a small number of distinguished Bay Area business leaders to join its Leadership Advisory Council. The purpose of the Council is to draw on its expertise to advance ARCS Foundation's mission of re-establishing America’s leadership in science.  This is accomplished by funding academically outstanding U.S. citizens completing graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research.

The ARCS NCC Leadership Advisory Council helps to leverage a highly successful program by:

  • Sharing ideas and best practices from the business world to increase the visibility of ARCS Foundation,
  • Providing innovative thought to increase gifts to ARCS Foundation for scholar awards, and
  • Serving as ambassadors to introduce others in their networks to ARCS Foundation.

Please contact the Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. at with any questions.


ARCS Foundation Northern California Leadership Advisory Council 2023


George Babu
Co-Founder, Kindred AI
Frederick Baron
Senior Counsel, Cooley LLP (retired)
John D. China
Co-Head of Innovation Economy, Commercial Banking, J.P. Morgan
Katherine Chou
Director, Google Healthcare and Life Sciences
Lila Hope
Partner, Cooley LLP Life Sciences
Barbara Kosacz
Kronos Bio, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Kim Polese
Chairman, CrowdSmart
Jeremy Reiter
Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
Kathleen Rydar
President Emerita, That Man May See, UCSF
Katrina Stevens
President and CEO, The Tech
Partner, Glynn Capital Management
W. James Nelson, Emeritus
Professor of Biology Emeritus, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Tim Ritchie, Emeritus
President, The Museum of Science
Audrey Scott, Emerita
Partner, Cooley LLP Estate Planning

ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter Members


Janet Sivori Berry

Leslie Manace Brenman

Barbara Glynn
ARCS Leadership Advisory Council Co-Founder

Nancy Bush

Gabrielle Kivitz

Linda Millard
Past President, ARCS Foundation, Northern California Chapter

Merrill Randol

Chris Simpson Brent, Deborah Mann, and Leslie Van Houten, Ex Officio
Co-Presidents, ARCS Foundation, Northern California Chapter