Advisory Board

Stanford PACS Advisory Board

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder and Chairman

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is the Founder and President of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF), a private operating foundation with a mission to inspire, educate and empower people to give in a way that matters more. At its core, LAAF is a philanthropy education organization — creating and providing free, high-quality, online resources and programs to help all givers, no matter where they are, make higher impact gifts with whatever they have to give. Read more »

Darren Bechtel

Darren Bechtel is the CEO of Encapsule Medical, a privately-held medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of minimally invasive breast biopsy and tumor removal technologies. Encapsule was formed in May 2010, following the successful acquisition of the product portfolio of Rubicor Medical, Inc. As a former Rubicor engineer, Darren designed and developed what is now Encapsule's flagship breast biopsy device. Under Darren's lead, Encapsule is currently commercializing three FDA-approved medical products for global distribution this year. Read more »

Jim Breyer

Jim is the Founder/CEO of Breyer Capital, an innovative investment and venture philanthropy firm and a Partner at Accel Partners, a leading venture capital firm. Jim has been a lead/co-lead venture investor in over 30 internet/technology companies, many that have returned well over 25 times their cost. Jim led Accel's investment in Facebook in 2005, and served on the board until 2013.  Read more »

Jean Case

Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist, investor and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Her career in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. A passionate believer in all things digital and the amazing potential of technology to change the world for the better, Jean and her team focus the efforts of the Foundation around many of the same entrepreneurial approaches she and Steve cultivated throughout their business careers. The Case Foundation is recognized for its leadership in leveraging new technologies and applying innovative approaches to increase giving; catalyze civic and business participation; and promote innovation, collaboration and leadership in the nonprofit sector. Read more »

Somesh Dash

Somesh Dash is a Silicon Valley-based technology investor. He works for Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a leading technology-focused Venture Capital fund. He focuses primarily on investments in Internet, software, mobile and technology-enabled services companies. Somesh led or participated in IVP's investments in Akamai, Business Insider, CafePress, Clearspring Technologies, comScore, Danger, Dropbox, Fleetmatics, Klout, LivingSocial, mySQL, Netflix, Personal Capital, Quigo, Shazam, Twitter and Zynga. He is also an advisor to a number of early stage technology companies. Read more »

Susan Ford Dorsey

Susan Ford Dorsey is President of the Sand Hill Foundation, a family foundation established by the Ford family in 1995. As President, Mrs. Dorsey directs the philanthropic activities of the foundation, including proposal reviews, site visits and program evaluation. The Sand Hill Foundation is dedicated to preserving our natural environment and improving the lives of families in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. It invests in leaders and organizations that demonstrate clarity of purpose and a deep desire for lasting transformation. Read more »

Laura Fisher

Laura Meier Fisher is actively involved in education non-profits in the Bay Area and nationally. She serves on the boards of KIPP Bay Area Schools, Peer Health Exchange and The Urban School. She has also served on the boards of Leadership Public Schools, Stanford School of Education, and the Breakthrough Collaborative. She graduated from Stanford University in ’88 with a BA in economics. She and her husband have four children and reside in San Francisco. Read more »

John Goldman

John D. Goldman is the former Chairman of Willis Insurance Services of California, Inc., part of the Willis Group Holdings, a London-based global brokerage, operating more than 300 offices in more than 100 countries with 13,000 associates. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Richard N. Goldman & Co., an insurance brokerage firm specializing in the development of customized commercial and personal insurance and risk management programs. Read more »

Burt McMurtry

Burton J. McMurtry has been a Silicon Valley venture capital investor since 1969. He co-founded several venture capital partnerships, including Technology Venture Investors (TVI) and Institutional Venture Associates. Portfolio companies included Adaptec, Altera, Compaq, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Linear Technology Corporation, Microsoft, NBI, Nellcor, PMC Sierra, Quantum, ROLM Corporation, SpectraLink, Sun Microsystems, Synopsys, Triad Systems Corporation, VeriFone, and Visio. Mr. McMurtry formerly chaired the board of trustees of Stanford University and  Read more »

Bill Meehan

Mr. Meehan is a regular writer and speaker on nonprofit strategy, governance, performance measurement, philanthropy and the role of the internet and impact investing.  At Stanford, he is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society and a member of the Arts Initiative Council. Read more »

Regina K. Scully

Regina K. Scully is the Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to developing and promoting media, education and healing projects that transform our culture. Ms. Scully also is the Founder and CEO of RPR Marketing Communications, a premier Public Relations Agency, NYC, specializing in exclusive consumer products and brands. Ms. Scully is a social entrepreneur, education activist, and documentary Filmmaker. Read more »

Cari Tuna

Cari Tuna is the President of Good Ventures, a philanthropic foundation created in 2011 by Cari and her husband, Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. The mission of Good Ventures ( is to help humanity thrive. Read more »