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International House Board of Directors

2017-2018 Officers & Directors

Chancellor Carol Christ, University of California, Berkeley

Jamy Faulhaber, Rancher, Central Valley & former IBM Executive

Eugene Yano, Yano Accountancy Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Hans Giesecke, International House

Bonnie Johnston, International House


Board Members

John Bronson, Principal, Bronson Consulting, LLC

Curtis Chong, Principal, Boulder Associates

Fiona M. Doyle, Dean, Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Duffy, Partner Emeritus, A. T. Kearney

Judith S. Dunbar, Senior Advisor for Global Social Performance, Chevron

Diane Dwyer, Faculty, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, journalist and consultant

Jawahar Gidwani, Chairman and CEO, QuSwami, Inc.

Ernest Gundling, Cofounder and Managing Partner Operations, Aperian Global

Christina Janssen, Attorney, Janssen & Janssen LLP

Jane A. Katsura, Nurse Consultant and Clinical Nurse Researcher, Oakland Children’s Hospital

Milan Kaur, Educator

Matthew Kocher, Sr. Director Engineering, Pivotal Labs

Kit Choy Loke, Former Partner at Winston and Strawn LLP

Simon P. Lowes, Manager, Retired, Global Social Performance, Chevron Corporation

Daniel Mouen Makoua, Founder of Bwamanga Sustainable Investments Advisors

Richard Palmer, Managing Director Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

Jay Paxton, Attorney & Shareholder Real Estate Practice Group, Buchalter Nemer

Peter Robertson, Vice Chairman, Retired, Chevron Corporation

Ronald E. Silva, Founding Principal, President, and CEO of Fillmore Capital Partners

Kwei Sang Ü, MD, Retired

William Wiebe, Managing Member 1776 Investments LLC & Mediator, US District Court

Christopher Zand, Principal, Brouwer & Janachowski LLC

Three International House Resident Council Members

Why I Serve on the International House Board of Directors

Jamy Faulhaber
"I serve on the International House Board because I want residents to enjoy the same experience as I did as a resident. I serve because I made many of my best friends at I-House and hope others will do the same. I serve because I-House was in deep financial trouble in the 1970's, and I don't want to see that happen again. And last I serve because I love the old building and want to make sure that it is preserved for future generations."

Ms. Jamy Faulhaber received her bachelor's degree in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Colorado. She attended the University of California at Berkeley for her Masters Degree in Spanish Language and Literature and lived at the International House. She was previously an IBM Regional Sales Manager for New York and New Jersey; and co-founder of an import business selling hand-painted tiles and fixtures from Mexico. Ms. Faulhaber served on the Board of Directors of the International House from 1974 until 1978 and from 1985 until 1997. She has served as Chair of the Development, Finance and House Committees. She is the current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.

Peter Robertson
"My career in the oil and natural gas business has taken me around the globe to an incredible array of countries, communities and cultures. These experiences have convinced me that bringing people together around productive endeavors in an atmosphere of mutual respect is one way to advance peace and understanding in the world. The mission of I-House is entirely consistent with this conviction."

Peter Robertson is retired Vice Chairman of the Board for Chevron Corporation. He was responsible for directing the company's worldwide exploration and production business. Mr. Robertson is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Mr. Robertson is a member of the Russian-American Leaders Forum and has served as Chairman of American Petroleum Institute's Upstream Committee.


Kwei U
"To me I-House is very personal, it was my home away from home. When I arrived in September, 1961, I had just turned 17 and was the youngest resident. Immediately, all the other residents adopted me and started worrying about me, their younger brother. They made sure I took the right classes and got good grades, made sure I had enough sleep and had the right friends, etc. In addition, having come from the rather narrow perspective of the then British colony of Hong Kong, I was exposed to the smorgasbord of languages, cultures, histories of all the different residents from all over the world. I tell everyone I "grew up", ie, matured in I-House, my second home for the next four years. This fall, my nephew moved into I-House. He represents the fifth member of my family, in the third generation, to be members of I-House. The unique experience of living in I-House should be preserved for future scholars coming to Berkeley."

Dr. Kwei Ü was born in China and received his B.A. in Physics and Biology from UC Berkeley in 1965 and earned an M.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He had externships in Germany and England and completed his residency at UCLA's Department of Neurology. Recently retired, Dr. Ü practiced medicine since 1976 and was affiliated with the Chinese Hospital, the California Pacific Medical Center and the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Among his professional memberships are the San Francisco Medical Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Ü has served as the Vice President for American Bach Soloists and has a continuing avid interest in the cultures of Polynesia.