Officers and Directors

ARCS Northern California Chapter


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

Elizabeth Callander

MJ Whitehouse, MD


Debjani Sen

Vice President, Finance/Treasurer

Peggy Newton

Co-Vice Presidents,

Meghan DeGroot, Heidi Huchberger

Vice President, Membership

Katy Hope

Co-Vice Presidents,
University Relations

Chris Simpson Brent, Leslie Van Houten

Co-Vice Presidents,

Glennie Eisele, Francie Osthimer

Co-Vice Presidents,
Science Activities

Deborah Mann, Judy Webster

Co-Vice Presidents,
Scholar Relations

Jerry DiVecchio, Jennifer Garrison

Co-Vice Presidents,
Major Events

Kris Forbes, Deborah Mann

Advisor at Large, Ad Hoc  Jane Gardner