An elected board of directors, all volunteers, oversees all aspects of the Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation (ARCS Foundation NCC). At monthly board meetings, the work and progress of the committees are discussed. Officers of the Northern California Board include president, immediate past president or first vice president, secretary and vice presidents. Councils include: Communications, Development, Major Events, Membership, Scholar Relations, Science Activities, and University Relations.
The fiscal year is July 1 –June 30, with the annual meeting each May. The year’s largest events are the fall Scholar Awards Celebration and the spring Symposium, featuring that year's ARCS Scholars.
Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
MJ Whitehouse, MD
Chris Simpson Brent
Vice President, Finance/Treasurer
Co-Vice Presidents, Development
Molly Hauser, Linda Millard, Susan Mooradian
Vice President, Membership
Chris Simpson Brent, Leslie Van Houten
Vice President, Communications
Donna Miller Casey
Deborah Mann, Judy Webster
Natalie Engmann, Libby Tyree Taylor
Nancy Bush, Deborah Mann
Members at Large, Ad Hoc
Glennie Eisele, Francie Osthimer
Cassidy Kelly, San Francisco State University
"The ARCS award has allowed me to prioritize my coursework and research in a way that would not otherwise be possible. I estimate that without it, I would be working well upwards of 20 hours a week in addition to my scholarly activities and the quality of my work would necessarily suffer. Truly, of any academic recognition I have ever received, the ARCS award is what I am most proud of."
Willie Mae Reese, UC Berkeley
"With your support, I do not have to worry about funding my studies as I acclimate to my new campus and graduate school. I am able to have more independence in choosing my research and can study and contribute to an area that I am passionate about because it is socially relevant science. In the future, I hope to inspire other young scientists to pursue STEM careers."
Elizabeth Crook, UC Santa Cruz
"As I finish my thesis on coral reef research in the ocean sciences, these generous funds have allowed me to focus solely on my dissertation. As a new mom, this focus is extremely valuable, and allows me to spend my spare moments at home with my son rather than putting in extra hours toward my stipends and fees. Your donation has helped me achieve a positive work-life balance, which is something many female scientists strive to attain!"