Douglas E. Goldman, Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: Democracy and civil liberties; education and literacy; environment; health and recreation; Jewish community; reproductive health and rights

CONTACT: 415-771-1717

PROFILE: Douglas Goldman and his wife, Lisa established the foundation in 1992. He is the son of Levi Strauss heirs, Richard and Rhoda Goldman. After Richard Goldman died in 2011, the assets of his foundation (approximately $280 million) were split into thirds and distributed to each of his three children. Goldman’s bio on the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley shares:

Dr. Goldman is the chairman and founder of Certain® Inc., a global supplier of technology solutions for the meetings and events management industry.

Previously, he was an emergency physician at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, following his residency in emergency medicine at Valley Medical Center in Fresno.

He is the president of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund; chairman of the Stern Grove Festival Association; and vice president of the Goldman Environmental Foundation. He currently serves on the Goldman Prize Jury and the boards of the Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University and the San Francisco Emergency Physicians’ Association.

His campus affiliations also include the advisory boards of the Athletic Director, the UCB Foundation, and the Haas School of Business, which awarded him their 2013 Business Leader of the Year.

Goldman’s Bloomberg Business profile shares:

Dr. Douglas E. Goldman, also known as Doug, M.D. founded Certain Software, Inc. in 1994 and served as its Interim President. Mr. Goldman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Certain Software, Inc. until 2000. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Certain Software, Inc. Prior to establishing Certain Software, Dr. Goldman became a board-certified emergency physician and worked at Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center and Marshal Hale Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. He also served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Medical Services Agency for the City and County of San Francisco. He is expertised in emergency medicine, EMS, and pre-hospital care, Dr. Goldman was the first and only emergency physician to serve on the San Francisco Fire Commission. A committed and active volunteer, Dr. Goldman has served on the boards of dozens of local, national, and international organizations. He serves as Chairman of Certain, Inc and Certain Software, Inc. He serves as Chairman of Stern Grove Festival Association, the oldest annual free concert series in the United States. Among his accomplishments has been spearheading a stunning, award-winning $15 million renovation of San Francisco's Sigmund Stern Grove. He serves as Director of Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund. Dr. Goldman serves as a Trustee of Walter & Elise Haas Fund. Other current board positions include the San Francisco Emergency Physicians' Association, the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the Goldman Environmental Foundation, and the Goldman Prize Jury. Dr. Goldman's first experience in software design was as founder and original designer of the Israel-based Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center, a computerized research center for Jewish genealogy at Beit Hatefutsot (the Museum of the Diaspora) in Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and earned his M.D. from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Valley Medical Center, Fresno, California.

And finally, his Certain Software profile offers this perspective:

Doug Goldman’s accomplishments span a variety of world class commercial, philanthropic and career interests.

As an entrepreneur, Doug’s early business and technology contributions to Certain Inc. started the company down the path to becoming the leading provider of solutions to the event and meeting industry. Today, Certain serves over 1,800 customers and 8 million attendees around the globe.

As the founder of Certain Inc., Doug’s entrepreneurial drive and spirit can be traced to his family history as a descendant of Levi Strauss, who invented the blue jean and spawned one of the world’s great brands. Doug’s experience as a technology industry entrepreneur are rooted in his role as the founder and chief architect of a computerized research center for Jewish genealogy at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel-Aviv.

As a philanthropist, Doug has served on the boards of dozens of national, international and local organizations.

Doug currently serves on the board of the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University, the Goldman Environmental Foundation, and the Goldman Prize Jury. He also serves as President of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund which makes valuable contributions to a variety of fields including youth, civic affairs, civil and human rights, education, environment and social and Jewish affairs and human services. As Chairman of the Stern Grove Festival Association, the oldest annual free concert series in the United States Doug spearheaded a stunning, award-winning $15 million renovation of the Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco.

Doug also has an extensive background in medicine. Earlier in his career, Doug became a board-certified emergency physician and practiced at Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center and Marshal Hale Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. He also served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Medical Services Agency for the City and County of San Francisco. As an expert in emergency medicine, EMS and pre-hospital care, Doug is the only emergency physician to have served on the San Francisco Fire Commission.

Doug received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and earned his M.D. from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel.