Biographies last updated: June 2008
Gorman is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Alumni Association’s Alumni Academy and past Association president and vice president. An active volunteer with multiple community, civic and cultural organizations, she has served as chair of the board of the California Association of Nonprofits and the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California and is currently the alumni regent on the UC Board of Regents.
At UCLA, Pelliccioni studied health law, examining regulatory compliance, health care fraud and abuse. She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Public Health.
Pelliccioni is the immediate past chair and the alumni regent designate of UC California for the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors, a member of the School of Public Health’s alumni board and a past president of the UCLA Health Policy and Management Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Delta Omega Society.
A CPA, Takasugi is the chief financial officer of a real estate development company headquartered in Century City. He served as the 2005-06 UCLA Alumni Association vice president He also has served on the Association’s Finance Review Committee, as a board director, on scholarship and award committees and as a Homecoming Parade judge. He has volunteered for Interview With a Bruin and UC Day in Sacramento. Takasugi is a member of the University Recreational Advisory Committee and has served on the board of directors of the John R. Wooden Center. Outside UCLA, he has been a club soccer coach, manager and national referee, and was involved in teaching and coaching youth sports programs.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Amos received his bachelor of arts in international studies from Ohio State University in 1986. He received a master of public administration from Ohio University in 2004 and is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration at Ohio University.
Mike Fong earned his degree in psychobiology and a minor in education. Fong currently works as a field deputy for Los Angeles city councilmember Ed Reyes ’82, M.A. ’85.
Fong remains engaged with the UCLA community having served in the Association on seven different committees since graduation. He also served as president of the Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA. Fong is involved with the Bruin Caucus Council and has participated in UC Day in Sacramento and UCLA Day in Local Government.
In 2008, Maillian was honored as a Distinguished Champion at the UCLA Academic Advancement Program’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. He received the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the UCLA Black Alumni Association in 2007.
Wolfus is the founder and publisher of Estylo, a Los Angeles-based bilingual entertainment and style magazine that is nationally distributed. Before starting his own magazine, he served two terms as treasurer for the Yosemite Association. He is currently the area vice president of Chief Executive Organization, Inc., a group of former leaders of The Young Presidents’ Organization who are dedicated to enhancing personal relationships through continuing education and idea exchange.
Carney graduated from UCLA cum laude, in psychology. As an undergraduate, he played varsity football and achieved Academic All-American recognition. After a one-year stint playing professional football in the USFL, he attended Harvard Law School and obtained his J.D. in 1987.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Carney practiced business litigation with the nationally recognized law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. He became a litigation partner at O’Melveny & Myers in 1995. While at O’Melveny & Myers, he gained experience in a wide variety of business litigation areas, including real estate, partnership, lender liability, environmental, securities, intellectual property and insurance coverage.
Carney is involved in the Federal Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He devotes significant time speaking at and participating in numerous events sponsored by those legal community organizations.
Crockett is an active UCLA alumni volunteer, currently sharing district chair duties for the Alumni Association’s Freshman Scholarship Program with her husband, David J.D. ’69. She is also past chair of Alumni Academy and serves on the newly established Parents Council, the Chancellor’s Associates Orange County Advisory Committee and the Bruin Woods Advisory Committee.
Crockett’s older daughter, Molly, is a 2005 UCLA graduate, and her younger daughter, Cailin, will be a UCLA graduate in 2010.
Manduke is now president of Durable Good, a branding firm that helps nonprofits and other social businesses leverage brand building disciplines to achieve performance goals. Durable Good’s clients include World Vision, Walt Disney Company, Participant Media (producer of An Inconvenient Truth), the Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Foundation.
Manduke has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations. He is a former national trustee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; was recruited by Arnold Schwarzenegger to assist with the rebranding of the After-School All-Stars Foundation when Schwarzenegger was its chairman; and is an advisor to eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll regarding Skoll’s philanthropic and media ventures.
Sargent is a graduate of the UCLA Alumni Academy, chair of Lambda Alumni, member of the Order of the Golden Bruin, past alumni representative for the Undergraduate Students Association Council, Alumni Scholar mentor and host for Dinners for 12 Strangers. He currently serves on the Alumni Association’s Strategic Planning and Review, Finance, and Technology committees and as a member of the Chancellor’s Circle.
Recipient of the 2007 National Volunteer of the Year for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Sargent is an advisor for the UCLA and CSUF chapters. He also is active in the community, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Skid Row Housing Trust (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, StandUp for Kids and the Clinton Millennium Foundation.
An alumnus of Triangle Fraternity, Schultz has remained involved at UCLA. He served on a variety of committees at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and was president of the Engineering Alumni Association from 2004 to 2006. Schultz graduated from the Alumni Association Alumni Academy in 2001 and has participated on a number of Association committees since, most recently the Audit Committee. He completed two years as a director and one year as chair-elect on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors before becoming the chair.
Schultz shares his Bruin pride with his wife, Susan ’75, and son, Stephen ’04, while daughter, Jennifer, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2007 with a bachelor of architecture. The Schultz family enjoys following the Bruin football and basketball teams. They are members of the Chancellor’s Associates.
McCarthy is currently the treasurer of the McCarthy Family Foundation. Prior to this, he held several positions with Bumble Bee Seafoods, including serving as chief operating officer after its merger with Pillsbury. Prior to his seafood industry career, McCarthy was a naval officer for nine years, primarily at sea including combat service in Vietnam.
McCarthy volunteers for the United Way of San Diego County and serves on the board of the YMCA of San Diego County. He is also a director of Summer Science Program, Inc., the nation’s oldest program of its type for gifted high school students (UCLA was one of the founding institutions in 1959). He is a director and past chair of San Diego Grantmakers, a regional philanthropic association.
McCarthy graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University in 1964. He later earned his M.B.A. from George Washington University in 1971.
Garrell received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research at UCLA, Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Award, Hanson-Dow Award for Teaching Excellence at UCLA, 2003 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize in 2009. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an honorary fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
As vice chancellor, Turtletaub oversees a diverse, yet integrated department comprising Development, Alumni Relations, University Communications & Public Affairs, Government & Community Relations and The UCLA Foundation.
Leading a team of nearly 500, Turtletaub is actively working with campus leadership on the preparations for the University’s 100th anniversary celebration which include plans for a Centennial Campaign.
Turtletaub previously served as associate vice chancellor for Development with management responsibility for one of the most successful development programs of its kind. The campus has averaged more than $400 million in annual private support during the past three years.
Campaign UCLA, completed in 2005, generated a record-setting $3.052 billion.
Turtletaub began her UCLA career in the Office of Planned and Major Gifts. During the last 28 years, she served in varying capacities in annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, research, alumni and donor relations, regional development and campaign planning.
Prior to arriving at UCLA, Turtletaub held leadership positions at Otis College of Art and Design and The University of Chicago, as well as campaign positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in political science.
Turtletaub resides in Encino, California, with her husband, Adam, and their two young sons.
A biologist, Block holds UCLA faculty appointments in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the College of Letters and Science. He also leads a research lab funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Block previously served as vice president and provost of the University of Virginia. There, he headed an NIH graduate training program designed to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups. He also received the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Public Service Award for his work with Virginia’s business community.
A native of Monticello, N.Y., Block holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a master’s and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The inventor of a number of devices, Block holds a patent for a non-contact respiratory monitor to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.