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Gary Jahns, Ph.D.

Position: Board President
Term: Current terms ends November 25, 2022
Appointing Authority: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
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Gary Jahns was appointed Director in January 2019, after serving as an Associate Director for over three years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, a Master of Science in Botany, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Botany.

Gary retired as a manager with the NASA's Ames Research Center after 27 years as a civil servant. An avid fisherman all of his life, he is a member of organizations concerned with resource conservation issues, including the San Jose Flycasters.