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International House Board of Directors

2019-2020 Officers & Directors


Chancellor Carol Christ, University of California, Berkeley

Jamy Faulhaber, Rancher, Central Valley & former IBM Executive

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

Chief Executive Officer
Hans Giesecke, International House

Bonnie Johnston, International House


Board Members


John Bronson, Principal, Bronson Consulting, LLC


Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Provost and Dean, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley

Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero & Associates

Curtis Chong, Principal, Boulder Associates

Robert Duffy, Partner Emeritus, A. T. Kearney

Jawahar Gidwani, Chairman and CEO, QuSwami, Inc.

Ernest Gundling, Cofounder and Managing Partner Operations, Aperian Global

Charles Guo, Ernst & Young

Christina Janssen, Attorney, Janssen & Janssen LLP

Joan Kask, Director of Administration in the International and Area Studies program in the College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley

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

Milan Kaur, Educator

Matthew Kocher, Sr. Director of Engineering, Pivotal Labs


James Lichau, Sr. Manager, Assurance, BPM Accounting & Consulting


Kit Choy Loke, Former Partner at Winston and Strawn LLP

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

Bukola Mabadeje, Attorney, Buchalter

Daniel Mouen Makoua, Founder of Bwamanga Sustainable Investments Advisors

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega, Manager, University Partnerships and Association Relations, Chevron Corporation


Richard Palmer, Managing Director Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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

Peter Robertson, Vice Chairman, Retired, Chevron Corporation

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

Kwei Sang Ü, MD, Retired


Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook

Robert Wong, Architect, NBBJ, Retired


Eugene Yano, Yano Accountancy Corporation


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.