Endowment Campaign Leadership


We are delighted that Alexsis de Raadt St James has agreed to chair the Osher Center’s Endowment initiative. Alexsis has a rich background in technology and international business development and is a former Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alexsis is the founder of The Althea Foundation, which takes on difficult and neglected mental-health issues that are life-defining in an effort to lessen the trauma and increase resilience and recovery.

A note from Alexsis de Raadt St James…
Recently, I joined the UCSF Osher Center’s Leadership Board—a group of volunteers dedicated to the health and well-being of our community. As I have discovered both in my role on the board and in my experience as a patient, the Center is truly unique in its ability to offer cutting edge medicine that UCSF is known for, with great attention to caring for the whole person—body, mind and spirit.

It is because of Bernard Osher’s visionary support of a center that would house programs in education, research and patient care in integrative medicine that the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine was founded. Because of that early support, and the on-going support the Center receives from all of you—we have been able to grow an exemplary integrative health care program that is now nationally recognized as a leader in this new, exciting field of care.

This 10th anniversary year is truly a celebration of the prescience of Bernard Osher’s vision and our shared vision of a Center of health and wellness. This investment in the future of medicine and health is reaping great returns for all of us and will continue to for many years to come.

Again, we are all grateful to you for your generosity…and hope you will continue to join with us as we celebrate this exciting time when health care returns to its roots of healing and service for the whole person.

To your health!

Alexsis de Raadt St. James
Chairman, UCSF Osher Center Endowment Campaign

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