International House Board of Directors

2022-2023 Officers & Directors


Chancellor Carol Christ, University of California, Berkeley

Vice Chair

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


Eugene Yano, Yano Accountancy Corporation

Executive Director and Secretary

Shaun R. Carver, Executive Director

Chory Bañez, Board Secretary

Board Members

John Bronson, Principal, Bronson Consulting LLC

Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero & Associates

Robert Duffy, Partner Emeritus, A. T. Kearney

Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Jawahar Gidwani, Chairman and CEO, QuSwami Inc.

Ernest Gundling, Cofounder and Managing Partner Operations, Aperian Global

Charles Guo, Ernst & Young

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

Matthew Kocher, Sr. Director of Engineering, Pivotal Labs

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

Kit Choy Loke,  Equity Partner, Winston and Strawn LLP, Retired

Bukola Mabadeje, Attorney, Buchalter

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

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

Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook

William Wiebe, Managing Member 1776 Investments LLC & Mediator, U.S. District Court

Robert Wong, Architect, NBBJ, Retired

Three International House Resident Council Members

Meet the Board

Read about some of our board members below.

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Jordan Tse
James Lichau

Why I Serve

Kwei Ü

"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" (i.e., 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."

Kwei ÜDr. 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. Now 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.