Carole Barrow | Vice President of Public Relations and Communications

Carole is a widely published writer and editor who has played a vital role in crafting Mercaptor’s voice, developing innovative marketing campaigns and creating our media outreach agenda. She is Editor of an award-winning regional magazine and has been a syndicated columnist for several prominent Bay Area print publications. She has also held key positions […]


Ralph O’Rear | Advisor to the BOD

Ralph O’Rear provides Mercaptor strategic advice with regards to general business strategy, facilities, and operations.  After 18 years at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and nearly 10 years at Lucasfilm Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts Entertainment, THX), Mr. O’Rear began to independently consult with the goal of doing […]