Board of Directors

John Frawley, President and CEO
John Frawley was appointed President and CEO of The Bay Institute in August 2009. John also continues his 16-years leadership role at Aquarium of Bay, where he played a major role in its transition from a struggling commercial business to a fully accredited, successful marine nature center. Frawley sits on the Advisory Committee of San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority which assists and advises the Governing Board in carrying out strategies that will help rebuild San Francisco Bay’s critical tidal wetlands. He is an Executive Board member of the California Association of Zoos and Aquariums whose professional staff offers California a rich resource of expertise and experience in conservation, as well as environmental and animal management. He is also a Board member of the American Institute of Ethics where supporting a culture of openness, trust and integrity amongst employees, volunteers, partners, venders, and throughout society are held with the highest standards of ethical conduct.  He holds a B.S. degree from Minnesota State University in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Wildlife and Resources Management/Biology.

Some of Frawley’s past leadership roles include:

  • Former Board member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the governing body for more than 220 zoos and aquariums nationwide.
  • Former president of the Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association

Steven N. Machtinger, Chair
Steven Machtinger is general counsel at Code Advisors LLC.  Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Prior to joining Bingham, Machtinger was senior vice president and general counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he handled civil and regulatory litigation, securities arbitrations and venture capital matters.  He was general counsel and corporate secretary of Hambrecht & Quist, an investment banking, brokerage and venture capital firm, before it was acquired by JPMorgan Chase in 1999.  He began his career as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission, and later served as chief enforcement of its office in San Francisco.  Machtinger received a B.S. from Harvard College in 1979 and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1974, and is a member of the Bar of the State of California.  Machtinger serves as a member of the board of directors of The Bay Institute and the Marin Symphony Association.

Harvey Glasser, MD, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Harvey Glasser is a leader in developing innovative medical and biotech companies.  Most recently he founded Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Group, which focuses on brain injury rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation Institutes of America (RIA), which treats both neurological trauma and acute psychiatric illness, and is Chair of RIA.  Earlier in his career, he created Western Hospital Corporation, which owned and managed small community hospitals, where as president and CEO, he worked to develop a service system of primary care and urgent care centers to support those community facilities.  He then started Western Physicians Emergency Medical Group to provide all of Western Hospital Corporation’s hospitals, as well as a number of independent facilities and county hospitals with contracted emergency services.  Glasser received his MD degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at UCSF/Mt. Zion Hospitals, and Stanford University Medical Center.  He has served on the Exploratorium Museum Board of Directors, the California Historical Society and the Wright Institute.  He was elected to a seat on the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors and served as its president in 1979.  He also served on the California World Trade Commission from 1998-2000.

Carol K. Lind, Secretary, Director
Carol Lind is the chair of the board of directors of The Bay Institute.  She has previously held positions as an executive and in development and fundraising positions in nonprofit organizations in Southern California and Illinois.  Former positions include director of major gifts, Knox College; foreman, Marin County Grand Jury 1999-2000; and participant and trainer, Southern California Coro Foundation.

Morgan Tarr, Director
Morgan Tarr is a Vice President at Delegate Advisors, a multi family office. Previously she was a partner at Fort Point Capital Partners, a wealth and asset management company where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of thirty clients’ asset portfolios. Prior to Fort Point, she was an associate at Presidio Financial Partners LLC. She began her career at Merrill Lynch. Morgan graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with honors in 1998. She attended UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Base Program.

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