The Buck Institute for Research on Aging adds three board members on July 1

June 24, 2016/Novato, CA: The Buck Institute adds three new trustees to its board on July 1, 2016.  The new trustees bring a wealth of experience in banking and finance, wealth management, technology, business, philanthropy and labor-management relationships. All were appointed for three year terms.

W. Robert Griswold Jr. retired as President and CEO of Bank of Marin in 2006 after serving 17 years with the organization. Prior to that, he was a partner in the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co.  He has held board leadership positions at the Marin YMCA, the Beryl Buck Institute for Education, the Film Institute of Northern California, the North Bay Leadership Council and Canine Companions for Independence. He was a Director of the Marin County School to Career Partnership.  He lives in Sonoma.

Shubie Gulati is First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Marin, since 1989. She manages investment and wealth strategies for affluent investors and provides banking services for public and private companies working in both domestic and international corporate markets. She is a Certified Financial Planner ™.  Ms. Gulati serves as Advisory Board member for the American Cancer Society and is involved with community outreach and public education in the area of personal and professional financial growth. She lives in San Anselmo.

Barbara Schraeger is a retired labor-management consultant focused on conflict resolution, group problem solving, and collective bargaining techniques in unionized companies and government agencies. She is a former instructor in the Human Resources and Organizational Behavior program at the University of San Francisco. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Institute on Aging and is a former member of the California Commission on Judicial Performance that is tasked with protecting the public from misconduct by state judicial officers. She lives in Sausalito. 

“We are excited to welcome these new board members who bring both their expertise and genuine enthusiasm to the Buck and our mission to extend the healthy years of life,” said Brian Kennedy, PhD, Buck Institute President and CEO. “Our science has never been better and we are entering a period of great opportunity both locally and globally. I look forward to working with each of new board members as we plot a course for the future and I thank them for their commitment to support our efforts. “

About the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

The Buck Institute is the U.S.’s first and foremost independent research organization devoted to Geroscience – focused on the connection between normal aging and chronic disease. Based in Novato, CA, The Buck is dedicated to extending “Healthspan”, the healthy years of human life and does so utilizing a unique interdisciplinary approach involving laboratories studying the mechanisms of aging and those focused on specific diseases of aging. Buck scientists strive to discover new ways of detecting, preventing and treating age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, osteoporosis and stroke.  In their collaborative research, they are supported by the most recent developments in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and stem cell technology. For more information:

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