Who We Are
Uni Pacay Buckley – Co founder & President.
Uni grew up in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Philippines. She graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas. In 1987 she immigrated to California USA.Uni has more than 21 years’ experience employed in the Biotech Industry in numerous support roles for multiple Biotech start-ups. For the past 3 years she has been employed with Tricida Pharmaceuticals and is currently responsible for Administrative Support.Uni’s area of expertise is Biotech start-up, Office Management and Executive Support.
Conn Michael Buckley – Co founder & Vice President.
Conn grew up in Blarney, Co. Cork Ireland. He graduated with a degree in
Instrument Physics from the Cork Institute of Technology. In 1989 he immigrated to California USA.Conn has 30 years’ experience employed in the Life Science Industry with Millipore Sigma, a division of Merck KGAA Germany. In his current role he
serves as a Regional Field Service Manager for Millipore Sigma’s Research & Applied Solutions group.Conn’s area of expertise is Field Service Management and Lab Water Purification.
Domestically. At home, Conn and Uni are currently President and Vice President of the San Francisco Host Lions Club for the term 2018-2019. They are both active supporters of the American Diabetes Association, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Liver Foundation. They also support local charities and initiatives in their community that address hunger, health care, homelessness, military veterans and education.
Internationally. Through their CUB Foundation, Conn and Uni support several under-served high school & college students in the Philippines - providing financial assistance for their tuition, accommodation and basic living needs. They also support the needs of several remote schools through their “Adopt a School” program in which they cater to the needs of the schools themselves - providing such items as school desks, library books and classroom supplies. Under the banner of their “Balik Eskwela” (Back to School) Program, they raise funds to distribute backpacks, school supplies, school uniforms and footwear to more than 1000 students in the remote schools annually. In recent years Conn and Uni have also spearheaded fund raising activity to provide financial aid for financially challenged families with children requiring liver transplants – to date they have been instrumental in supporting three successful transplants, one in the Philippines, one in Taiwan and another in India.
“Our first love is community outreach. We realize, as immigrants, we have been very fortunate living in the USA. Where we can, we want to give back. What better place to start than creating and supporting programs that feed the hungry, treat the sick and provide every child the opportunity to complete