Management Team

Adalene "Nene" Spivy

Executive Director

nenespiveyAdalene “Nene” Spivy has led the Children’s Science Center since 2010.  Under Nene’s leadership, annual visitation has grown from 3,500 to 70,000 visitors, serving children, families, and educators through community outreach programs and the Center’s first operating site at Fair Oaks Mall which opened in 2015. Nene oversees all aspects of the Center operations and leads the effort to build a future full-scale world-class science center on donated land in Dulles, Virginia. As an engineer, MBA, and non-profit leader, Nene brings a diverse range of experience including systems and process engineering, new product development, and general management for technology businesses; fundraising, advocacy, strategic planning, volunteer management, and board development for non-profits. Nene is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, a past President of the Junior League of Northern Virginia, a past Chair of Fairfax County’s Community Action Advisory Board, and served in multiple board leadership roles with Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. Nene holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Jenn Brunner

Director of Advancement

jennbrunnerJenn Brunner serves as the lead professional responsible for raising both vital funds to bring the vision of a world-class children’s science museum to reality by managing a team of staff, volunteers and professionals to deliver outreach, fundraising and stewardship events, secure and maintain grants and sponsorships, and orchestrate annual fund and capital campaigns for each phase of the museum build out. Jenn is a non-profit executive with over two decades of experience raising funds for culture and arts organizations such as the Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra, Long Wharf Theatre and the Washington Performing Arts Society among others. Jenn has worked with hundreds of volunteers, Board members and Development Professionals to raise millions of dollars in individual annual giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, government and private foundation grants, and special events fundraisers. Jenn holds a Bachelor of Music degree in arts management from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and has worked extensively with non-profits in all aspects of fundraising, volunteer management, special events, and marketing.

Dorothy Ready

Director of Communications

dorothyreadyDorothy Ready is a career marketing professional bringing over two decades of marketing and advertising experience to the Center.  Prior to the Children’s Science Center, Dorothy was the Unit Marketing Director at Chick-fil-A, Fair Oaks Mall, working directly with the owner to provide marketing plans, social media direction, and develop programs designed to create raving fans and surpass annual sales goals. Before moving to Northern Virginia where she has lived for 17 years, Dorothy worked at Adams Outdoor Advertising located in the Hampton Roads area, where she worked directly with the President & CEO providing marketing support to all nine Adams’ divisions throughout the country by coordinating efforts of six Business Development Managers. Dorothy is an active community leader serving as a Girl Scout leader, on multiple PTAs, and on the Marketing Advisory Board for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) of Fairfax County Public Schools. Dorothy obtained a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the Manship School of Mass Communication with a concentration in Advertising from Louisiana State University.

Mike Tillman

Director of Experience

miketillmanMike Tillman has over 35 years of experience in designing, developing new businesses and implementing effective teams.  As an entrepreneur with deep roots in technology development, Mike has been a founding partner and Senior Executive of three different technology startup companies.  Mike is also a social entrepreneur and helped establish Cue Camp Virginia, a non-profit camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids and their families.  He served as President of AcceleGroup LLC, a partnership formed to discover, invest in and commercialize usable research and development being performed in university or government research labs.  In addition, Mike held executive positions at America Online, Compaq, Nortel and Verizon. Mike is an active community volunteer serving as both an Assistant Scoutmaster and First Robotics League Coach in addition to several years of service to the Children’s Science Center before joining the management team in 2016.  Mike has a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.

Nancy Gustafson

Office and Program Administrator

Sabina Sheridan

Accounting Manager

Melanie Read

Communications & Membership Coordinator

Board of Directors

Jill Corso McNabb

Board Chair


Jill Corso McNabb is a brand and marketing strategist who helps companies discern, distill, and communicate their value to the marketplace. After more than 20 years working across the full marketing mix, Jill knows how to launch products that get adopted, create messaging that speaks to the target audience, and develop plans that drive revenue. Recognized for building innovative marketing concepts and delivering results, Jill’s brings a unique blend of creativity, analytical outlook and “get it done” attitude to all she does. As founder of Genki Strategy, Jill helps companies solve their marketing, communications, and business challenges. Previously, she held executive leadership positions at RxEngage Partners and RxAlly, both focused on advancing the role of pharmacists. Jill also held several roles at VeriSign culminating as the VP for global marketing for their largest business unit that managed the global infrastructure and registry services for domain names (.com, .net, .tv), value-added services, and Internet threat mitigation services. Jill worked in product management and product marketing for Bank One within the group, the first online-only bank. She also managed fundraising and membership programs for the University of Virginia Alumni Association and was a high school teacher in Western Japan. Jill is chair of the board of directors for the Children’s Science Center, past president of Junior League of Northern Virginia and a graduate of Leadership Loudoun. She holds an MBA and BA from the University of Virginia.

Keith Krut

Vice Chair

Keith Krut contributes to strategic decision-making and organizational alignment in the federal government by integrating Human Resources with quantitative analysis and other corporate planning functions.  A lifelong learner compelled by cross-functional perspective, Keith has sought out roles in public and private sectors, in the US and abroad, and has led teams across human resources, IT, marketing, and research. Currently, he is working to enhance strategic workforce planning and analytics capabilities at NASA. Previously, he helped build new capabilities in data science, business analytics, customer analytics, and data-driven human capital strategy at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Before joining government service, Keith led HR research, metrics consulting, and marketing strategy teams for a decade at CEB, discussing progressive strategies with executives at the world’s leading organizations.  Keith holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English Literature from Wake Forest University.

Corbin Neiberline

Treasurer, Internal Affairs Committee Chair

Corbin NeiberlineCorbin Neiberline is a Partner in KPMG’s Washington DC audit practice. He has more than 16 years of experience providing financial statement audit and performance improvement advisory services. Corbin has provided audit services to several large federal departments in accordance with the authoritative guidance promulgated by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and Governmental Accounting Standards Board. In addition to his audit and advisory work, Corbin serves a team responsible for developing data analytics capabilities within the firm and has spent three years on a global rotational assignment focused on the development of KPMG LLP’s global digital auditing techniques and supporting audit methodology. Using his strong Federal background and technical public sector industry accounting expertise, Mr. Neiberline has been able to provide meaningful insight in meeting accountability and reporting challenges within the public sector. He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences on data analytics and is an instructor for the Association of Government Accountants, professional certification exam. He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Adalene "Nene" Spivy

Executive Director

nenespiveyAdalene “Nene” Spivy has led the Children’s Science Center since 2010.  Under Nene’s leadership, annual visitation has grown from 3,500 to 70,000 visitors, serving children, families, and educators through community outreach programs and the Center’s first operating site at Fair Oaks Mall which opened in 2015. Nene oversees all aspects of the Center operations and leads the effort to build a future full-scale world-class science center on donated land in Dulles, Virginia. As an engineer, MBA, and non-profit leader, Nene brings a diverse range of experience including systems and process engineering, new product development, and general management for technology businesses; fundraising, advocacy, strategic planning, volunteer management, and board development for non-profits. Nene is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, a past President of the Junior League of Northern Virginia, a past Chair of Fairfax County’s Community Action Advisory Board, and served in multiple board leadership roles with Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. Nene holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Amy Burke

Immediate Past Chair, Governance Committee Chair

amy burkeAmy Burke has extensive expertise with STEM education and research policy issues, and a decade of experience in the semiconductor industry. She assembled the STEM Advisory Council, a group of experts from the area’s business, government, and education sectors, to advise the Children’s Science Center on curriculum and exhibit content. Previously, she chaired the grants committee, where she oversaw several successful grant applications resulting in funding to support expansion of the Museum Without Walls program. She is President of Spinnovation, LLC, providing communications consulting to corporations and trade associations. Amy was Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments, where her portfolio included STEM education, research, and workforce policy issues. From 2002-2005, she served as Manager of Government Affairs for the Semiconductor Industry Association. Amy holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Jeff Bentley

Jeff Bentley is the Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Federal Credit Union. Mr. Bentley received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Georgia Southern University. His post-graduate studies include graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, and the CUES CEO School at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and the University of Virginia.  Mr. Bentley has over thirty years of experience in managing credit, sales, operations, and P&L for Regional banks and Credit Unions. His experience includes creating new consumer and commercial lending divisions as well as working as a consultant for the NCUA where he restored institutions placed into conservatorship back to profitability. He has three children and currently resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife Susan and their dog Sadie.

Prior to Northwest, Mr. Bentley was the Chief Lending Officer for Achieva Credit Union in Clearwater, FL.  He received his BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern University and attended Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He has attended the CEO Institute at the University of Virginia, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bentley currently is on the Board of the Virginia Credit Union League, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and is a Committee Member of the Herndon Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Robert "Rob" Bertin

Rob Bertin has nearly 20 years of experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases throughout the United States, counseling clients on intellectual property (IP) and negotiating transactions involving IP.  Rob represents large and small clients in IP litigation through trial and appeal in the federal courts and the US International Trade Commission. He also advises clients on patent infringement and validity; conducts IP due diligence; drafts and negotiates license agreements and the IP provisions of M & A transactions; advises on licensing strategies and cultivating patent portfolios and on various other patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues.  Rob also advises early stage companies on sources of capital, business plans and management teams.  Prior to practicing law, Rob was an electrical engineer with IBM Corporation’s Federal Systems Division, where he designed circuits and packaging for logic, memory, and microprocessor chips. He also wrote proposals and technical studies regarding satellite systems and radiation-induced failure mechanisms in semiconductor devices. Rob has published papers and has been awarded two US patents for his work in these areas.  Rob is a past Chair of the Bar Association of DC’s patent, trademark and copyright section and a past and current board member of BADC. Rob was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation by his peers and recognized by Super Lawyers is Washington, DC for IP Litigation each year since 2013.  Rob graduated from George Mason University School of Law, 1997, Juris Doctor, and Virginia Tech, 1991, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering.  Rob lives in Great Falls with his wife and three children.

Jennifer Bonadio

Jenny has broad experience working with executive leaders, Boards and cross-functional teams to develop innovative strategies that drive engagement, growth and value. She is a Co-Founder and Principal with Lismore Advisors, focused on accelerating growth through high-impact advisors for ambitious firms ranging from $10M to $6B in revenue. She works within a diverse set of industries including health and wellness, education, non-profit and trade associations, biotechnology and professional services. Previously, Jenny served as director of strategy to diversify R.R. Donnelley’s corporate portfolio from print to digital, and as a leader in technology development for Goldman Sachs and Accenture.  Within her community of Great Falls, Jenny is an active volunteer in schools and organizations supporting youth. Jenny holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Jilian Breeden

Jilian Breeden is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with 18 years of experience in the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry. She specializes in facilities planning services – assisting her clients with shaping, justifying, and securing funding for their land use, asset management, and capital improvement initiatives. Jilian has supported a variety of new construction and renovation projects with construction values ranging from $50K to $300M. She is a collaborative person who enjoys working with and building consensus among diverse teams of stakeholders, including key decision makers, planners, architects, engineers, building users and managers, environmental and cultural resources specialists, and community representatives. Jilian recently founded Engage Federal LLC, where she supports government clients with their facilities planning initiatives and assists other professional services firms with growth in the federal market. She is an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and, in 2018, graduated from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia Emerging Leaders Institute. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with concentrations in Business and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Kathy Coulter

Kathleen “Kathy” Coulter has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial banking industry both in the Greater Washington area and in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a Vice-President for United Bank and is responsible for providing commercial lending services and portfolio management to United Bank clients. Kathy is a member of the United Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Committee and volunteers at various financial literacy and community outreach events for organizations such as Children’s Science Center, Junior Achievement, Second Story, Northern Virginia Family Services and Britepaths. Kathy attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a B.A. in Law and Society. She lives in Aldie with her husband, Doug, daughter, Paige, and her chocolate lab, Hunter.



Fran Craig

Investing years of experience in Information Technology and software development, Frances (Fran) Craig reengineered her first company, Computer Strategies, a professional services organization into a COTS software product company, Unanet. Acquiring over 1000 customers, Unanet has achieved 20% year over year growth for the last ten years. Developing and supporting Unanet software entirely in the United States, Unanet collaborates with customers who contribute enhancement ideas. Unanet is committed to enhancing the customer experience.  In 1997, Fran designed the original concept of the web-based time sheet. Since 1998, Fran has established Unanet as a leading vendor of web-based Professional Services Automation software. She has led the company’s strategy and positioning, recruited the Unanet management team, board members and advisors, won key customers, and developed alliances. In 2015, Unanet released the one software, Unanet 10, for managing projects, people and financials. Unanet’s vision is to be the market maker and market leader for software for professional services organizations.

Gary Crum

Gary Crum is Founder and President of LHT Ventures, LLC, where he provides strategic direction, business development, and operational guidance for the company which develops restaurant concepts and franchises. Before entering the foodservice industry, Gary was a results-driven leader in the telecom/IT industry, with 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and operations management at a global level in both start-up environments and Fortune 50 multinational corporations including MCI and Nortel. Gary’s volunteer efforts include serving as founding co-chair for the Five Guys Franchisee Committee, and, at a community level, Gary has been involved with a number of local schools working with business students and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) groups. As a guest speaker, Gary enjoys sharing his entrepreneurial knowledge and experience with students. He also volunteers his time to the local Vienna athletic programs and has served in a number of coaching positions over the years.

Dr. Jim Egenrieder

STEM Advisory Council Chair

J Egenrieder-croppedDr. Jim Egenrieder, Director of Qualcomm-Virginia Tech Thinkabit Labs, is a teacher, professor, researcher, scientist, engineer and farmer. He designs, develops and provides ongoing support (and develops funding) for STEM education and workforce programs in the Washington, D.C. area, primarily in Northern Virginia through a partnership between Arlington Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions program, and through Virginia Tech’s Office of International Research in Education and Development. He develops collaborations and partnerships engaging other regional school systems, and allied higher education, non-profit, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, and industry partners. Jim is also on the Natural Resources faculty of Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, a Fellow and President Emeritus of the Washington Academy of Sciences, and an Educator in Residence at the NIA Center for Integrative STEM, a consortium of eight Tier 1 research universities supporting graduate research and education at NASA Langley, led by Virginia Tech.

Sandra Jones

Sandra JonesSandra Jones is Managing Director and North America Pipelines Market Lead at Accenture, where she leads the practice area advising a portfolio of gas and liquids businesses with large pipeline, storage, gathering and processing plant assets. Sandy specializes in the transmission and distribution functions, processes and IT systems, overall operating model design, and workforce strategies.

Sandy joined Accenture in 1991 in the Utilities practice, after serving as a test engineering assistant for General Electric’s Power Generation, Combustion Design Engineering Unit from 1989-91.  At GE, Sandy participated in Jack Welch’s Workout Program and facilitated a competitive prototyping effort between engineering design teams for the development of a new combustor design that would run at the lowest level of emissions to date.  Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University and her MBA from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lisa Kimball

A results-driven Technology executive with extensive experience in operations, governance and financial management, Ms. Kimball comes to the Children’s Science Center Board with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in running both for-profit and non-profit businesses. Having spent most of her career in Technology, Lisa assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Loudoun in 2018. For twelve years prior to joining The Arc, she served as Vice President, Identity Management Solutions at Telos Corporation. Along with helming The Arc, Ms. Kimball currently serves as Chairperson for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Identity Management Standards Advisory Council (IMSAC); as an At-Large Representative on Loudoun County’s Economic Development Advisory Commission; as an Advisory Board Member of the Loudoun County Medical Reserve Corps; and as Immediate Past-Chair for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has comprehensive knowledge of strategic planning, a vast background in legislative advocacy, and great success in designing and achieving organizational development and growth programs. She was first introduced to the Children’s Science Center in 2010, and is honored bring her talent and experience to the Team as the Center continues to grow into the powerhouse that it’s destined to be.

Lou Paladeau

Lou Paladeau is an operations and finance leader with a proven record of delivering improved profit as well as product and market leadership in diverse and challenging environments. Experienced in working collaboratively on senior leadership teams across disciplines, departments and customer and product categories to define and achieve objectives. Skilled in strategic planning, building internal and external partnerships, business and product development, project management and financial leadership. Focused on creating opportunities and mentoring and motivating team members to generate sustainable growth for customers, associates and investors.


Chris Powell

Advisory Board Chair

ChrisPowellChris Powell is passionate about the application of technology and science to create solutions that allow people to better understand the spatial, temporal, and structural relationships of data. As Chief Technology Officer for NT Concepts, he focuses on developing strategies to support the horizontal integration of geospatial technology, software engineering, and data analytics into solutions that help customers analyze and visualize their information. He has developed custom solutions for a number of enterprise architectures across the Federal government and commercial industry. He is an active member of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and serves as co-chair of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Emerging Technologies Subcommittee organizing events to identify and introduce new innovations to government and industry.  He proudly volunteers for the “Homes of Hope” Program with YWAM which stands for “Youth With a Mission in San Pedro, which builds homes for families in need living in Dominican Republic, and also at a local FCPS elementary school where he has demonstrated how children can use maps and cartography. Chris holds a BA in Geography, a Cartographic Certificate, and an MS in Geographic and Cartographic Science from George Mason University.

Russ Reeder

Russ is a 23+ year tech and branding exec. His hi-tech background ranges from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 giants like Oracle and his first programming job at Mobil Oil. Russ has managed high-growth global organizations that have transformed industries and consistently drives customer centric performance and innovation at scale.

Prior to OVH, Russ helped startup a civic engagement social network and polling platform, icitizen. By enabling everyone’s voice to be counted, icitizen is helping bring accountability to elected officials and increase civic engagement. Prior to that, Russ led the premium cloud hosting company, Media Temple (mt), where he was responsible for the company’s brand, strategic direction, culture, and operational execution. Russ also led the sale of Media Temple (mt) to GoDaddy where he stayed on the GoDaddy executive team to help transform GoDaddy and prepare for their IPO.

Before Media Temple (mt), Russ led the growth of LibreDigital, the leader in digital publishing, and helped run the process to sell RR Donnelley. Russ also led NxTV to the forefront of the direct to consumer Internet TV and Internet video-on-demand. Russ started his management career at Oracle where he helped lead and grow Oracle Applications Group for companies over $1 billion in revenue.

Throughout his career and his life beyond business, Russ has been an attentive student of change and innovation. He sees the best opportunities as disruptive — the very best ones as those that promise to increase efficiency in large markets and improve lives. He continues to hone and apply a leadership philosophy first inspired by his grandfather and then his professional mentors. He owes much to his experiences as a dad, a triathlete and, simply enough, a human being just trying to do a better job whatever the challenge happens to be. More than anything, Russ is committed to helping others live happier, more productive lives. Read about his leadership philosophy on his blog,

Russ lives in Great Falls with his wife and three children.

Craig Ridley

Craig Ridley is an experienced entrepreneur and business strategist. He is co-founder and CEO of his most recent startup, data science and advanced analytics firm, ROUTE Inc. Craig is also co-founder and enabling partner of Eleccion LLC, a next-generation advisory firm to government, commercial and non-profit clients. He has over 28 years in venture startup, sales, operations, management, and M&A experience – having founded three previous startups and served in a variety of strategic growth and senior leadership roles for companies such as TASC (an Engility company), Unisys, Verizon (formally MCIWorldcom),, and The Carpe Diem Group. Prior to co-founding ROUTE and Eleccion, Craig was vice president, business development for Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) and oversaw 5x revenue growth to $50m annually. Featured in nationally published articles and recognized in trade journals among industry leaders, Craig is also an expert in brand development and marketing. He has served as a presenter and panelist for the Department of Defense at conferences and industry events; and continues to support and serve on committees for business organizations, public schools, and charities with an emphasis on youth academics and athletics. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a marketing concentration from the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.

Regina B. Schofield

The Honorable Regina B. Schofield is Director of Corporate Engagement and Education Outreach for Battelle. Ms. Schofield’s portfolio includes furthering innovative efforts to create tomorrow’s workforce by leading STEM education outreach & directing all of Battelle’s regional philanthropy engagements.

Prior to her position with Battelle, she was employed with Casey Family Programs and transformed Casey’s approach by integrating policies and data from state-level stakeholders with broader, national public policy objectives in Washington, D.C.  Prior to joining Casey, Ms. Schofield was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.  As AAG, she served as the nation’s AMBER Alert Coordinator and oversaw a range of federal programs, including Project Safe Childhood, the President’s DNA Initiative, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, and the White House Initiative on Helping America’s Youth and many others.

Before her appointment as Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Schofield was Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In this dual capacity, she served as the Secretary’s senior advisor on all state, local, and tribal issues regarding HHS policies and programs and was the primary personnel link between HHS and the White House.

Ms. Schofield is a recent recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and currently serves on the boards of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Children’s Science Center, the Conrad Foundation, the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (aka Solve Violence), the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, 100kin10 Strategic Advisory Group, the Research Advisory Committee of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research and is a corporate officer of the Battelle Education board.

She received her M.B.A. from Jackson State University and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. In 2014, she was honored to receive the Alumni of the Year award from Mississippi College’s School of Business. Ms. Schofield’s professional career has included key roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Sumeet Shrivastava

Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than 25 years of experience in the government IT industry. As President and CEO of ARRAY, he provides overall corporate leadership for the company’s growth and operations strategy, which has included a successful graduation from Federal small business programs and recently lead a management buyout of ARRAY. Prior to ARRAY, Sumeet was SVP for Public Sector at Keane (now NTT Data) and also spent time as the SVP for North American Commercial Sales and Marketing. As EVP and COO of ANSTEC, a Government IT contractor, he architected the company’s sale to Keane. Sumeet’s experience has traversed the full range of early-stage small business to a competitive, mid-tier contractor.  Sumeet has been committed to his alma mater, George Mason University (MBA ’94), and the regional community throughout his career. He is currently on the GMU Foundation Board of Trustees and the President-Elect of Mason’s Alumni Association.   He has also served on the board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and is currently on the TiE-DC Board.

Advisory Board

Chris Powell

Advisory Board Chair

Kristina Bouweiri

President & CEO at Reston Limousine Service Inc

Susan Carroll

REO, Inova's Eastern Region

Jim Cortina

Principal, Cortina Productions

Helene DeHarde

Customer Strategy and Applied Design, Deloitte

Ashley Ellis

Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Loudoun County Public Schools

Mark Ginsberg

Ph.D., Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

Tag Greason

Chief Hyperscale Officer, QTS

Melvin Greer

Managing Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation

Todd House

Manager, Economic Development, Washington Gas

Bobbie Kilberg

CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council

Josh Konowe

Founder and Head Strategist at Konowe & Associates, LLC

Paul Leslie

CEO, Dovel Technologies

Peggy A. Musgrave

Executive Administrator & Community Affairs, Integrus Holdings, Inc.

Patricia Nicoson

President, Dulles Corridor Rail Association (Retired)

Raj Rana

Director, Solutions Engineering – National Healthcare at VMWare

Larry O'Reilly

President, O'Reilly & Associates; Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (Retired)

Dalia Palchik

Member, Fairfax County School Board, Providence District

Kenneth R. Plum

Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 36th District

Kevin Reynolds

President, United Bank

Ranjit Sidhu

President and CEO, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

Linda Sullivan

President and CEO, Arts Council of Fairfax County

Robin Thurman

Director, Workforce and Industrial Base Development at Aerospace Industries Association

Justin Tsuchida

Founder, WiHome Integration

Sameer Vadera

Patent Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

STEM Advisory Council

Jim Egenrieder

Ph D., Chair, Director, Thinkabit Lab, Virginia Tech

Lida Anestidou

Senior Program Officer and Director, The National Academies

Michelle R. Bond

Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Bethesda, MD

Denise Booth

Microbiologist and STEM Educator

Margaret Z. Dominguez

Optical Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Carla Easter

Ph.D., Deputy Chief, Education & Community Involvement, National Human Genome Research Institute

Carley Fisher-Maltese

PhD, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Maryrose Franko

Ph.D., Executive Director, Health Research Alliance

Lisa Friedersdorf

Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Alexandra Fuentes

STEAM Integration Program Manager at Fairfax County Public Schools

Krista Gauthier

Founder and Executive Director of Sliding Doors STEM and Dyslexia Learning Center

Ron Gird

Meteorologist and Outreach Program Manager, National Weather Service

Allan Hoffman

Ph.D., Physicist, Department of Energy (Retired)

Brian Jacoby

Vice President and Founder, Nova Labs

Mary Muldowney Jarratt

Robotics Instructor, The Potomac School

Jenay Leach

Coordinator III, Science K-12 at Fairfax County Public Schools

Melissa Nord

Meteorologist, WUSA-9

Tinell Priddy

Ed.D., Principal, Academies of Loudoun

Odette Scovel

Science Instructional Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

Ph.D., Professor, Mathematical Sciences; Director, STEM Accelerator Program and COMPLETE, George Mason University

Donna Shackelford

President, Supernova Science Inc.

Zuzana Steen

University and Academy Relations Manager, Micron Technology

Catherine Croft Swanwick

Ph.D., CEO, Catlilli Games

Heather Tedesco

Ph.D., Psychologist and Parent Education Specialist

Myra Thayer

Science Coordinator, Fairfax County Public Schools (Retired)

Kim Walls

NGA Research Strategic Communications