Additions to Reed Board
Jerome H. “John” Debs II, Roger M. Perlmutter ’73, and Michele Jonsson Funk ’94 join the college’s board of trustees.
At their April meeting, Reed’s board of trustees named John Debs and Robert Perlmutter to serve five-year renewable terms on the Reed board; Michele Funk was named an alumni trustee and will serve one four-year term.
Debs is founder and former president of Bodri Capital Management in Palo Alto, California. Bodri Foundation is a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Marin, and Sonoma Counties. He attended Stanford University, earning his B.A. in 1966, and his M.B.A. in 1968.
Perlmutter ’73 is executive vice president for research and development at Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California. He is also a director of Stem Cells, Inc., and chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Systems Biology, a not-for-profit research institute based in Seattle. After receiving a B.A. in psychology from Reed, Perlmutter attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1979. He received his clinical training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and at the University of California at San Francisco.
Funk ’94 is a research instructor and doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served as student body president in 1993, and has been an alumni volunteer in a number of capacities: for the Reed admission office for five years, as a Seattle chapter committee member for three years, as an alumni board member for six years,as the alumni board president for 1998–99, and 10th reunion planning chair this past year.
In addition, the board also formally recognized the contributions of outgoing members Carlos de la Huerga ’73 and Dudley H. Ladd.
A Reed alumni trustee from 2000 to 2004, de la Huerga also served with great dedication as a member of the Reed alumni board of management and the Technology Advisory Council, and established an endowed scholarship in 1994 for those studying mathematics.
Ladd served as a Reed trustee from 1994 to 2004. His engagement with the college and experience as the father of alumnus Ethan Ladd ’94 led him to become an articulate champion of the college’s values.