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Santa Rosa Junior College hired Ellen Maremont Silver as director of communications and marketing, where she oversees the college’s communications, branding, social media, website and marketing for Sonoma County Junior College District. She brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations, marketing, and project management for non-profit organizations, education and business to the position. Ms. Silver worked for the American Red Cross as regional communications director. Prior to that, she served as marketing and public relations manager for O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Ian Brown of GATE Academy in San Rafael was among 32 teachers across 18 states recognized as "Math Heroes" by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for effective, innovative methods that promote student enthusiasm and achievement in math. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners are selected based on compelling submissions from nominators on the effective and creative ways teachers work with students in math, drawing on new and advanced approaches.Health Care
Six new members were appointed to the Buck Institute board of trustees. The Buck also appointed its first international trustee. All will begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2014. The new trustees are:
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Roy Eisenhardt, who started his career at law firm Farella, Braun + Martel in San Francisco in 1966. He then taught as a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley law school. In the 1980’s he became the president of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics. In 1989, Mr. Eisenhardt became the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. During the year 2010-2011 he served as interim president of San Francisco Art Institute. John Larson, a retired San Francisco lawyer with over 40 years of practice devoted to high-tech and life science companies. Before his retirement he was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. He currently serves on the Buck Institute’s Technology Transfer Committee.Fouad Makhzoumi, executive chairman and CEO of Future Group, including Future Pipe Industries Group of Dubai, which has over 3500 employees in 23 countries. He has been a member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project and vice chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Catherine Munson was chair of the Buck Institute Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2012 and is returning after a one-year term away from those duties. She is CEO of LVPMarin Realtors. She is a director and vice Chair of Alta Pacific Bank of Santa Rosa, and has served as a director of business Bancorp and Business Bank of California since 2001. Franklyn Prendergast, MD, PhD, is a Rhondes Scholar and professor of biochemistry molecular biology and professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is director emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and an emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is chancellor emeritus at Duke University and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. He served as chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine from 1989 to 2004. During this time, he oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System and served as its first CEO and president. In 1987, Dr. Snyderman joined Genentech, Inc. as vice president for medical research and development. He also served on the board of Proctor and Gamble.Nonprofits