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.

ARCS NCC Leadership Advisory Council commitment includes meeting twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall attending the ARCS Scholar Awards Celebration in San Francisco. The Council performs advisory but not fiduciary or legal duties.

Current ARCS NCC Leadership Advisory Council members are:

George Babu
Co-Founder - KindredAI

Frederick Baron
Senior Counsel - Cooley LLP

John D. China
President - Silicon Valley Bank Capital

Katherine Chou
Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences - Google

Lila Hope
Partner, Life Sciences - Cooley LLP

Barbara Kosacz
COO & General Counsel - Kronos Bio

Kim Moore
Operating Partner - Glynn Capital Management

Kim Polese
Chairman - ClearStreet, Inc., and former ARCS NCC Scholar

Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD
Chair & Professor - Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF, and former ARCS NCC Scholar

Kathleen Rydar
President - That Man May See (retired)

W. James Nelson (Emeritus)
Professor of Biology - Stanford University (retired)

Tim Ritchie (Emeritus)
President - The Museum of Science, Boston

Audrey Scott (Emerita)
Partner, Estate Planning - Cooley LLP

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