Organization Leaders

Linda Abraham-Silver

Associate Director, Government of Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee; Former President and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center

Geoffrey David Adamson

Director (Palo Alto and San Jose), Fertility Physicians of Northern California; Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; President Emeritus, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Maya Ajmera

President and CEO of The Society for Science & the Public and Science News

Richard Anthes

President Emeritus, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); President Emeritus, American Meteorological Society

Hayk Arakelyan

Clinical Research and Drug Safety Manager; ‘Huys’ International J V Corporation (Yerevan, Armenia); President Emeritus, International Association of Integrative Medicine and Laser Therapy

Eugene Arthurs

CEO, Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Jennifer Ayers

Owner, JL Ayers Consulting, LLC; Former Executive Director, American Institute For Medical And Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Roger Beachy

Executive Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis; Former Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture; President & Director Emeritus, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

William Becker

Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP); Executive Director, National Sustainable Communities Coalition; Director Three Minutes for the Millennium; Founder and Co-Director, The Future We Want Former; Senior Associate, Natural Capitalism Solutions; Former Regional Director, U.S. Department of Energy

Richard Berman

President and Trustee, New York City Police Museum; Founder, President and CEO, LICAS; Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); President Emeritus, Manhattanville College

Edward Bernstein

President, Industrial Research Institute

Frederick Bernthal

Former President, Universities Research Association, Inc.; Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Roger Bingham

Director and Co-founder, The Science Network; Member, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute & Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego; Co-author, The Origin of Minds: Evolution, Uniqueness, and the New Science of the Self; Creator and host, Emmy award-winning PBS science programs including The Human Quest

James Bond

Former President, Northeast Los Angeles Gateway Chamber of Commerce

David Bressoud

DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College; Former President, Mathematical Association Of America (MAA)

William Bro

President, CEO, and Patient-Survivor Coordinator, Kidney Cancer Association

William Brody

President Emeritus, Salk Institute; President Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

Jeanette Brown

Former Chair, Great Lakes Science Center; Past Chair, U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC); Former Director of Corporate Research, BP America

William Brown

Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior; President & CEO, Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; Former President, Bishop Museum in Hawaii; Former President, Woods Hole Research Center

August Brunsman IV

Executive Director, Secular Student Alliance

Robert Bryant

Former Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Brett Burk

Executive Director, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Burke Burnett

Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association

Bruce Bursten

Provost and Senior Vice President & Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI); Retiring Chair, Section on Chemistry, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); President Emeritus, American Chemical Society (ACS); Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee–Knoxville

James Calhoun

Engineering Specialist, Siemens; Co-Founder and Chairman, PDXThink; Founder, International Technical Consortium

Jacqueline Calnan

President, Americans For Medical Progress

Cathleen Campbell

President & CEO, Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)

Christina Chambers

President Emeritus and Program Committee (Ad Hoc) Member, Teratology Society; Director of Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital; Co-Director for the Center for the Promotion of Maternal Health and Infant Development and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego; Program Director, MotherToBabyCalifornia

Ralph Cicerone

President, National Academy of Sciences; Chair, National Research Council; Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

Wayne Clough

Former Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; President Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dan Combs

Director, National Emergency Preparedness Coordinating Council

Tonia Compton

Assistant Professor of History, Columbia College; Former President & CEO, National Association Of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)

Brian Conrey

Founding Executive Director, American Institute of Mathematics (AIM); Professor, Bristol University (UK); Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Editor, Journal of Number Theory

Richard Conti

CEO, Science Museum of Virginia

Michael Corbin


Alexander Dale

Former Executive Director and Current Board Member, Engineers For A Sustainable World

Robert Day

Executive Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

Michael De Dora

Director, Office Of Public Policy, Center for Inquiry; President, United Nations NGO Committee; Freedom of Religion or Belief

Calvin DeWitt

President, Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists; Chair, Advisory Council, Evangelical Campaign to Combat Global Warming and Climate Change; Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Jerry Draayer

President & CEO, Southeastern Universities Research Association

Pamela Drexel

Former Executive Director, Brain Trauma Foundation; Former Executive Director, Arts International; Former Director of Cultural Programs, Partners of the Americas; President Emeritus, Tobin Foundation

Joseph Ecker

President, International Plant Molecular Biology; Director, Genomic Analysis Laboratory, The Salk Institute; Council Chair, Genetics, Salk International; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Stephen Emerson

Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; Clyde Wu Professor of Immunology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; President Emeritus, Haverford College

Mark Emmert

President, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); President Emeritus, University of Washington; Chancellor Emeritus, Louisiana State University

Brian Engler

Affiliate Faculty, George Mason University; Former Executive Vice President, Military Operations Research Society

Joseph Falke

Director of Molecular Biophysics Program and Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder; President Emeritus, Biophysical Society

Francis Fennell

Project Director, Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project; President Emeritus, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, and Research Council for Mathematics Learning; Professor of Education Emeritus, McDaniel College

Henry Ferguson

Department Head and Full Astronomer, Science Division, Space Telescope Science Institute (STSci)

Harvey Fineberg

President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Past President, Institute of Medicine; Provost Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Health, Harvard University

Katherine Forrest

President, Commonweal Institute

Paul Fowler

Research Director, National Council For Advanced Manufacturing

Martin Frank

Executive Director, American Physiological Society (APS)

Wendy Freedman

Director, The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Mynga Futrell

Executive Director, The Brights' Network

Ellen Futter

President, American Museum Of Natural History

Joseph Gallian

President, Mathematical Association of America

William Gardner

Executive Director, American Registry Of Pathology

James Gentile

President, Research Corporation

Steven Gilbert

Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND)

Brain Glanz

Director, Open Science Federation

James Glimm

President, American Mathematical Society; National Medal of Science, 2003

Leila Goldmark

Founder, Green Rainbow Revolution

Kurt Gottfried

Chair & cofounder, Union of Concerned Scientists; Professor Emeritus of Physics, Cornell University

Nancy Granese

Executive Director, Campaign For Medical Research

Michael Gray

President, Entomological Society Of America

James Greenwood

President & CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Robert Gropp

Interim Co-Executive Director, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Toufic Hakim

Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers

Ashley Hall

Discovery Center Facilitator, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Philip Hammer

Associate Vice President, Physics Resources, American Institute of Physics

Wier Harman

Executive Director, Town Hall Seattle

Howard Harper

Executive Director, Society For Sedimentary Geology

Nancy Hensel

Executive Officer, Council On Undergraduate Research

Barbara Hickernell

Director, Engineering Conferences International

Kathryn Hinsch

Founding Director and Board President, Women’s Bioethics Project

Rush Holt

CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Executive Publisher, Science; Former Congressman, (D-NJ-12)

Leaetta Hough

President, Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences; Past President, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Betsy Houston

Executive Director, Federation Of Materials Societies

Lisa Hoyos

Director and the Co-Founder, Climate Parents

Marilyn Hoyt

President & CEO, New York Hall Of Science

Alan Hurd

President Emeritus, Materials Research Society

Walter Isaacson

President & CEO, Aspen Institute; Author of Einstein: His Life and Universe

Evelyn Jabri

CEO, the RNA Society

Madeleine Jacobs

Executive Director, American Chemical Society

Deborah Jensen

CEO, Woodland Park Zoo; President Emerita, Society for Consevation Biology

James Jensen

Executive Director, Government Affairs, National Academy of Sciences

Sonchia Jilek

Executive Director, Pinhead Institute

Eric Jolly

President, Science Museum of Minnesota

Woody Kaplan

Founder and Chair, Civil Liberties List; President, First Amendment Foundation; CEO, The Kaplan Group

Jeffrey Kargel

Leader of Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, a 29-nation glacier remote sensing consortium

Russel Kaufman

President & CEO, The Wistar Institute

Dale Keairns

President, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Henry Kelly

President, Federation of American Scientists

Cathy Kessel

President, Association for Women in Mathematics

Kenneth Kimmell

President, Union of Concerned Scientists

William Kirwan

Chair, National Research Council Board of Higher Education and Workforce; Co-chair, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics; Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland

Alan Kraut

Executive Director, Association For Psychological Science

Paul Kurtz

Chairman, Center for Inquiry; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo

Phoebe Leboy

President, Association For Women In Science

Russell Lefevre

2008 President, IEEE-USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Alan Leshner

CEO Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Executive Publisher, Science

Jen Levy

Executive Director, Association of Nature Center Administrators

Nadine Lomakin

Executive Director, Life Science Career Alliance

Zack Lynch

Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization

Jose Gabriel Maldonado-Rivera

Executive Director, PROEA - The Environmental Education Project of Puerto Rico

Eve Marder

President, Society For Neuroscience

Elizabeth Marincola

Chief Executive Officer of the Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Gordon Maupin

Executive Director emeritus, The Wilderness Center

Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Twelfth Rector, The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York

Michael McCally

Executive Director, Physicians For Social Responsibility; Co-Director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

James McCarthy

Past President, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University

James McClelland

President-elect, Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences; Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Robertson McClung

President, American Society of Plant Biologists

Bill McKibben

Senior Advisor and Co-founder,; Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American environmentalist, journalist and author of The End of Nature, among other titles

Richard Meserve

President, The Carnegie Institution of Washington; Former Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Monica Metzler

President, Illinois Science Council

Ioannis Miaoulis

President and Director, Museum Of Science

Michael McCally

Executive Director, Physicians For Social Responsibility

Katherine McCarter

Executive Director, Ecological Society Of America

Jonathan Meade

Executive Director, Highlands Coalition

Cleve Moler

President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Jan Morrison

Executive Director, Ties Teaching Institute For Excellence In STEM

Richard Moss

Vice President for Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund (WWF); member, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

C.D. Mote, Jr.

President, National Academy of Engineering; Regents Professor & Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering (on leave) and President Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park

Carol Muller

Founder, MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science

Thomas Murray

President & CEO, The Hastings Center

Jeanne Narum

Director, The Independent Colleges Office; Founder of Project Kaleidoscope

Richard Norgaard

Co-founder & President Emeritus, International Society for Ecological Economics; Professor Of Energy And Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Bill Nye

Bill Nye The Science Guy; President, The Planetary Society; Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor, Cornell University; Union of Concerned Scientists National Advisory Board

Timothy O'Donnell

Chair, The National Debate Tournament

Michael Osterholm

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Beth Parke

Executive Director, Society Of Environmental Journalists

John Parrish

Executive Director, Center For Integration Of Medicine And Innovative Technology

John Pearse

President, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; Past President, California Academy of Sciences

Thomas Pierson

CEO, SETI Institute

James Porter

President, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Victor Rabinowitch

Senior Vice President emeritus, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Leonard Raley

President & CEO, University System Of Maryland Foundation

Don C. Reed

Vice President, Public Policy, Americans for Cures Foundation

Carter Roberts

President & CEO, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Pablo Rodriguez

Board Chair, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

Anthony Rogers-Wright

Policy and Organizing Director, Environmental Action

Philip Rubin

CEO, Haskins Laboratories

Jim Rutt

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Institute

Jean Sachs

Executive Director, Living Beyond Breast Cancer

William Schlesinger

President, Cary Institute Of Ecosystem Studies; Past President, Ecological Society of America

Eugenie Scott

Executive Director emeritus, National Center for Science Education

John Seager

President & CEO, Population Connection

Michael Seiden

President & CEO, Fox Chase Cancer Center

John Sexton

Chair Emeritus, New York Academy of Sciences; President Emeritus, New York University; Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, New York University School of Law

Donna Shalala

President, Clinton Foundation; President Emerita, University of Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Judith Shapiro

President, Teagle Foundation; President Emerita, Barnard College

Robert Shelton

President, Research Corporation for Science Advancement; President Emeritus, University of Arizona

Wayne Shields

President & CEO, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

Bernard Siegel

Executive Director, Genetics Policy Institute

Mike Simmons

Chairman of the Board, Aspen Science Center

Maxine Singer

President Emerita, Carnegie Institution of Washington; National Medal of Science, 1992; Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, 2007

David Skorton

13th Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; President Emeritus, Cornell University

Jack Solomon

Chairman, Chemical Industry Vision2020 Technology Partnership, an industry-led collaborative process to accelerate innovation and technology development in the chemical industry

Susan Solomon

CEO, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Roy Speckhardt

Executive Director, American Humanist Association

Will Steger

President, Will Steger Foundation; Polar Explorer and developer of the Global Warming 101 Initiative

Bruce Stillman

President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Lesley Stone

Executive Director, Scientists and Engineers for America

Tina Straley

Executive Director, Mathematical Association Of America

Mark Sykes

Director, Planetary Science Institute

Stephen Tang

President & CEO, University City Science Center

Rebecca Taylor

Senior Vice President, The National Center For Manfuacturing Sciences

Scott Tinker

President, American Association of Petroleum Geologists; Director and State Geologist, Bureau Of Economic Geology, Univeristy Of Texas; Past President, Association of American State Geologists

Katrien Vandevelde

Founder, Blue Shark Conservation

Bonnie Vandorn

Executive Director, Association Of Science-Technology Centers

J. Craig Venter

President, J. Craig Venter Institute; Chair and founder, The Institute for Genomic Research; Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people of 2007; mapper of the human genome

Charles Vest

President, National Academy of Engineering

Regina Vidaver

Executive Director, National Lung Cancer Partnership

Cynthia Volkert

President, Materials Research Society

Thomas Wallsten

President Emeritus, Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences; Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

Barbara Wanchisen

Executive Director, Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences

Kevin Ward

Executive Director, Aspen Science Center

Ronald Wasserstein

Executive Director, American Statistical Association

Daniel Weiss

President, Metropolitan Museum of Art; President Emeritus, Haverford College; President Emeritus, Lafayette College

Geoffrey West

President, Santa Fe Institute, Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people of 2006

Rosanne White

Executive Director, Technology Student Association (TSA)

Jonathan Wiener

President, Society for Risk Analysis; Perkins Professor of Law & Environmental Policy, Duke University

Harman Wier

Executive Director, Town Hall Seattle

Ronnie Wilkins

Executive Director, American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology

Deborah Wince-Smith

President, Council on Competitiveness

Dennis Wint

President & CEO, The Franklin Institute Science Museum

Susan Wiviott

CEO, The Bridge

Mary Ann Wolf

Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association

David Woodland

President & Director, Trudeau Institute

Andrew Wyrobek

President, Environmental Mutagen Society

Leann Yoder

Executive Director, Junior Engineering Technology Society

Lorelle Young

President, U.S. Metric Association

Robert Yu

President, American Society Of Neurochemistry; Professor And Director, Medical College Of Georgia

Sam Zamrik

President, American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Alexander Zwissler

Executive Director/CEO, Chabot Space and Science Center