Charles earned his bachelor’s degree, with a double major in comparative literature, with honors, and economics, at Stanford and earned his law degree at Boalt Hall at UC-Berkeley, where he served on the California Law Review and won an award for best brief in Moot Court. He practiced at Pillsbury Madison and Sutro in San Francisco, Cooley Godward and Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, and Apple in Cupertino, where he worked closely with Steve Jobs.
Charles then earned his master’s certificate in jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston, studied at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley and has put out two jazz CDs, each with half of his own tunes and half jazz standards, “Tall Drink of Water” and “Wooden Zipper,” and a third CD, “Fashion First” but in 2011 he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
In gratitude for the care he received at then-San Francisco General Hospital, Charles happily serves on the Board of Directors for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
John H. Bell
George H. Clyde
Deborah Anderson Bialis
Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD
Vice Dean, UCSF School of Medicine at ZSFG
President, Strategic Aid Partnerships
Portfolio Manager, RS Investments
Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP
Chief Executive Officer, Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Suzanne Giraudo, PhD
Health Commissioner, San Francisco Health Commission
Founder and CEO, Cor Media
Founder and CEO, TRIVAD, Inc.
Founder & President, MacKenzie Communications
James D. Marks, MD, PhD
Chief of Performance Excellence, Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Theodore Miclau, III, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Ellen Magnin Newman
Ellen Newman Associates
John K. Noonan
Alex Rosenblatt, CLTC
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Development Officer
Chief Financial Officer