Five New Trustees Join Buck Board

Expansion highlights commitment to increase the scope of the Institute’s external relationships

September 27, 2011 Novato, CA  Efforts to raise the profile and impact of the Buck Institute has taken a leap forward with the recent appointment of five new members to the Institute’s Board of Trustees (BOT).  The reach of the new BOT members includes global enterprise, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, government, innovative nonprofits, and real estate development.

The Honorable Edward “Ned” Powell is the retired President and CEO of the USO World Headquarters, the only global civilian organization supporting the U.S. military, which operates more than 130 centers around the world. Prior to joining the USO, Powell served as Assistant Secretary of Management and Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Shahab Fatheazam is a managing director of Lincoln International and head of the firm’s Healthcare group. With more than 20 years of investment experience, he has expertise working on cross-border transactions and has successfully completed many agreements throughout Europe and Asia.   He advises companies involved in healthcare and pharmaceutical services, diagnostics, biotech, and medical technology.

Linda Childs Hothem is CEO of the Pacific American Services, the exclusive operator of the Oakland Foreign Trade Zone at the Port of Oakland.  Recognized by several organizations for her achievements as a businesswoman, Hothem also owns and operates Pacific American Group LLC, which provides real estate development, property management, warehousing, and logistics services.

Also recognized as an influential businesswoman, Barbara Morrison is founder and president of TMC Development, a provider of real estate financing for over 28 years.  TMC offers commercial real estate financing for those utilizing the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program. Currently the mayor of Belvedere, Morrison is also the founder and board president of Working Solutions, a nonprofit that helps micro-entrepreneurs access capital.

Larry E. Rosenberger became Fair Isaac’s first Research Fellow in 2007, continuing a career that began there in 1974.  Fair Isaac delivers predictive analytics solutions to businesses.   While serving as President and CEO from 1991 to 1999, company revenues increased from $31 million to over $276 million.  Rosenberger currently serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits and early stage, privately held companies. He is co-author of “The Deciding Factor: The Power of Analytics to Make Every Decision a Winner.”

“The credentials of our new board members are unparalleled,” said Brian K. Kennedy, PhD, Buck Institute President and CEO.  “Their commitment to our mission will help ensure that we deliver on our promise to impact global health by extending healthspan.  Our reach and influence has deepened. I thank the new board members for their vote of confidence; I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.” All of the new BOT members were elected to serve three-year terms at the September 7th board meeting.

About the Buck Institute for Research on Aging:
The Buck Institute is the first freestanding institute in the United States that is devoted solely to basic research on aging and age-associated disease. The Institute is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to extending the healthspan, the healthy years of each individual’s life. Buck Institute scientists work in an innovative, interdisciplinary setting to understand the mechanisms of aging and to discover new ways of detecting, preventing and treating conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Collaborative research at the Institute is supported by new developments in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics technology. For more information:

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