New Elected Trustees, 2019-20
Anne Bakar has served as President and CEO of Telecare Corporation for more than three decades, after the unexpected death of her father, who was Telecare’s founder. She has led the organization’s mission-driven expansion and diversification across 35 counties and six states, in partnership with public and private behavioral health care systems. She has cultivated a recovery-centered, client-driven approach to care that has enabled Telecare’s 3,700 staff to provide inpatient and outpatient services to more than 30,000 individuals with complex behavioral health needs each year. In addition to her roles at Telecare, she serves as a national board member for the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, a California Future Health Workforce Commissioner, and she has been inducted into the Bay Area Business Council Hall of Fame. Ms. Bakar graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley.
Dana Bisconti has dedicated herself to philanthropy after a career in retail management, while raising three children with her husband, Ben. Ms. Bisconti is the co-founder of the Bisconti Family Foundation, which focuses on K-12 education of underserved students living on the Peninsula, as well as specific healthcare issues with a focus on biomedical research. The foundation supports scholarship programs of UC Berkeley, Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, UCLA, The Basic Fund, and Menlo School. It also supports a wide range of educational institutions and college access programs that help underserved students, including Eastside College Preparatory School, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, College Track, and East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. Ms. Bisconti also plans fundraising events for these organizations. She enjoys travel, tennis, Pilates, bridge, and cooking. The Biscontis are Builders of Berkeley.
Ting Chuk held various design engineering positions at ST Microelectronics, Rockwell, Weitek, and Xerox corporations. Ting and her husband founded a private foundation that focuses on education and medical research. They endowed the Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at Berkeley Engineering, an academic institution that equips students with the skills to take risks, innovate, productize, and commercialize technology in the global marketplace. Together, they serve on the board of SCET. They were also cornerstone benefactors to CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society), a multi-campus institute headquartered at Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley. She and her husband are Builders of Berkeley.
Karen Weber Dabby is professionally involved in commercial retail real estate. She has been a choreographer for community theater, colleges, and schools. Previously, she was a video editor for television shows at Paramount, Disney, and Warner Brothers studios. Before that, as a video production specialist for the City of West Hollywood, she produced, shot, and edited a city promotional video that won a Los Angeles-area Emmy. A news show she directed was nominated for a local Emmy. Ms. Dabby is an executive board member and volunteer chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Pacific Southwest region’s Anti-Defamation League. She is also on the executive board of Women in Philanthropy at UCLA. In 2004, Ms. Dabby was a rollerblading clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dabbys are Builders of Berkeley.
Alan Templeton is an investor and guest curator. He most recently curated the exhibit Old Masters in a New Light in 2018 at the Berkeley Art Museum. He has also exhibited his own artwork in the 1980s onward and was represented by the Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, in the 1990s and early 2000s. He previously worked as an administrator at a labor union. His parents, David and Lilo, were both chemists at UC Berkeley for their entire careers. Mr. Templeton regularly uses the university’s libraries for research, and he cares deeply about the arts, humanities, museums and libraries. He is a Builder of Berkeley.
Shuhong Ye is the co-founder and CFO of Dianping, and transitioned from a Silicon Valley electrical engineer to an entrepreneur in the last 15 years. He was the key person to contribute to China’s largest TMT merger of Meituan and Dianping in 2015. MeituanDianping is now the world’s leading e-commerce platform for services. After the merger, he was named group CFO and eventually brought the company public in September 2018, with a $50 billion market cap. With strong finance, entrepreneurship, and corporate management experience, he recently retired from the post and became an active angel investor in China. Mr. Ye received his M.B.A. from Berkeley Haas School of Business in 2005, and he is a founding board member of the school’s Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) program.