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Leadership Overview

As a non-profit organization, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees establishes policies, exercises powers as stated in the bylaws, controls property, and conducts the affairs for the institute. The Board of Trustees delegates certain powers to the administration of the institute, while serving as the ultimate decision-making unit, and is advised by TSRI's Board of Scientific Governors—comprised of some of the world's top scientists.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Richard A. Gephardt
Chair of the Board, The Scripps Research Institute
President and CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Former Majority and Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
The Scripps Research Institute

Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Chairman and CEO, ResMed

Claudia S. Luttrell
President, The Skaggs Institute for Research

Mark Pearson
Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board
Drawbridge Realty Trust

Bernard Saint-Donat
President, Saint-Donat & Co.


Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair

Richard A. King
Chief Operating Officer

Jared Machado, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Douglas A. Bingham, Esq.
Executive Vice President and Secretary

Tamara L. Barnas
Executive Administrator and Assistant Secretary