Tom Higgins has had a distinguished career both in public affairs and the private sector, most recently as the Co-Founder of Amber Kinetics, an energy storage company, and Prosetta Biosciences, both headquartered in the Bay Area.
As a state legislator and later as a federal official, he led various reforms in public and community health. Mr. Higgins served as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet of President Carter. Later, as a businessman and entrepreneur, he created several successful companies, retiring as a Senior Vice President at Edison International. Subsequently, he became President of Business for Social Responsibility before starting Prosetta.
Mr. Higgins has been a volunteer board member for many health, social service, and arts agencies during his career. Currently, he is on the boards of The Zen Hospice Center in San Francisco, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, and St. Ambrose University. Mr. Higgins has also been on the Board of SCAN Health Plan for the past 20 years.