A UCLA alumna has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents, according to an August 9 press release from the governor’s office.
Janet Reilly, who is a co-founder and board president of a free volunteer-based health clinic called Clinic by the Bay, will fill the position on the board previously held by Ellen Tauscher, who died in April. As a regent, she will vote on issues concerning the UC system, including tuition and policy.
Reilly served on the Presidio Trust board, which works to preserve Presidio national park in San Francisco, from 2015-2018 after being appointed by former President Barack Obama.
She was also a director of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District from 2003-2015, where she also served as president of the Board of Directors from 2010-2012. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge as well as two other public transit systems in San Francisco.
Reilly, who received her masters in journalism from Northwestern University, was also an executive producer and on-air television host of NBC Bay Area’s “The Mix” from 2014-2015.
She also served as a trustee of the Golden Gate Transit Amalgamated Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans from 2010-2015 and as a director of public relations for the department store Mervyn’s from 1997-2001.