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

Marshall M. Criser III
Chancellor, Florida State University System

John Davis
Chairman, Davis Entertainment

Thomas E. Dewey, Jr.
Member, McFarland Dewey & Co., LLC

Alexander W. Dreyfoos
Private Investor
Chairman, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Richard J. Elkus, Jr.
Director KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Virage Logic
Member of the Board of Trustees, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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

Dennis M. Fenton, Ph.D.
Retired, Executive Vice President, Amgen

Marjorie Fink

Thomas H. Insley
Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

James E. LaBelle, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President
Scripps Health

Claudia S. Luttrell
President, The Skaggs Institute for Research

Alan C. Mendelson
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

William H. Molloie
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

James C. Paulson, Ph.D.
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, The Scripps Research Institute

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

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

Lynn Schenk 
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Mark S. Skaggs
Board Member, The ALSAM Foundation

Richard Sloane
Managing Partner, Ocean Via Realty LLC

Horacio Valeiras
Managing Partner, HAV Capital


James C. Paulson, Ph.D.
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer

Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Donna J. Weston
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Thomas E. Northrup, Esq., Ph.D.
General Counsel and Secretary