Board of Directors

Meisa Salaita

Meisa Salaita, PhD

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Founding Board Member

Jordan Rose

Jordan Rose

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Founding Board Member

Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson, PhD

Co-Founder & Director of New Initiatives

Founding Board Member

David Hartnett

Chairman of the Board (Founding)

Lynn Durham

Lynn Durham

Board Member since 2017

Jason Hoch

Jason Hoch

Founding Board Member

Cheryl Kortemeier

Cheryl Kortemeier

Board Member Since 2019

Kristy Rachal

Kristy Rachal

Board Member since 2018

Jason Wellman

Jason Wellman

Board Member since 2019

Operations Team

Danielle Freeman

Head Volunteer Coordinator

Eric Knapp

Program Director, Georgia Chief Science Officers

Debbie Mullis

Debbie Mullis

Expo Volunteer Coordinator

Kellie Vinal

Kellie Vinal, PhD

Festival Coordinator

Special Thanks

Melody Richardson (Expo Chair), Gigi Burke, Bill Christian, Shira Colsky, George Inglis, Brittany Jones, Jennifer Leavey, Maria Thacker-Goethe

Advisory Council

  • Russell Allen, Georgia Bio
  • Donna Barrett, Ph.D., Fulton County Schools
  • Ann Cramer, Coxe, Curry & Associates
  • Adrian Epps, Ed.D., Kennesaw State University
  • Lizanne DeStefano, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Julie Fooshee, Science Festival Alliance
  • Kyle Frantz, Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • Ariel Fristoe, Out of Hand Theater
  • Evans Harrell, Ph.D.,  Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Diley Hernandez, Ph.D., GoSTEM, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Johnson, Spelman College
  • Bejanae Kareem, BK International Education Consultancy
  • Karen Kelly, Children’s Museum of Atlanta
  • Jennifer Leavey, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Services

Founding Organizations

Metro Atlanta Chambers
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