City of Hope Orange County has hired Larry Zeiber as vice president of philanthropy and Wendy Austin as senior vice president of operations.
Zeiber will be helping City of Hope fundraise for its $1 billion campus that is being built at Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods in collaboration with FivePoint Holdings LLC. He comes to City of Hope from University of California-San Francisco, where he spent nine years and most recently served as executive director of university development.
Before that, Zeiber had spent two years at University of California-Irvine where he was the executive director of principle gifts and school programs.
“I’m excited to be back in Orange County,” Zeiber told the Business Journal.
Austin will be responsible for overseeing the clinical operations at the new Irvine campus. The new medical facilities will accommodate Phase 1 to 3 clinical trials and will incorporate precision medicine and early cancer detection programs.
Austin arrives at City of Hope with experience running one of the top cancer treatment centers in the country—she was an executive director at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Zeiber and Austin aren’t going to be the only new faces around town. City of Hope is searching for a physician-in-chief, its most senior clinical leader position in OC. In Irvine, it’s looking for program leaders in women’s cancers, as well as those for gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and thoracic cancers. It is also recruiting hematologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons for breast, colorectal, gynecologic, and general urology.