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Steering Committee

The Philadelphia Science Festival Steering Committee includes representatives from each of the core collaborating institutions and ensures that the Festival is truly a collaborative initiative.

Allison Krisch

Manager of Science and Community Programs

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 


Rhyan Grech 

Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Programs

Audubon Pennsylvania


Jeremy Taitano

Project Coordinator, Philadelphia Programs

Audubon Pennsylvania


Antoinette Thwaites

CEO/Founder

Association of Women in Forensics

 

Alexis Pedrick

Manager of Public Programs

Chemical Heritage Foundation


Shelley Geehr

Director of the Roy Eddleman Institute

Chemical Heritage Foundation


Holly Burnside

Program Manager, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 


Jodi Lekrone

Assistant Director, Office of Responsible Research Training


Jacquie Bowman

Director of Education

College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum 

 

Holly Brown Everbach

Assistant to the Director/CEO for Special Projects

College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum

 

Kevin Impellizeri

Youth Programs Coordinator

College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum


John DiNardo

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Drexel University

 

Joanne Ferroni

Director University and Community Partnerships

Drexel University


Valerie Samuel

Assistant Chief

Free Library of Philadelphia

 

Olivia Thomas

Director of Education

Independence Seaport Museum 


Melania Majowicz

Family and History Programs Coordinator

Independence Seaport Museum


Justin DiBerardinis

Director of Government and Community Relations

John Bartram Association 

Leslie Gale

Education Manager

John Bartram Association


Mariana Bergerson

Refuge Ranger

Visitor Services Specialist

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge

                                           

Nicole Greenbaum

Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Monell Chemical Senses Center


Leslie Stein

Director, Science Communications

Monell Chemical Senses Center


Leslie Stein

Director, Science Communications

Monell Chemical Senses Center

                                          

Nicole McDonald

Public Programs and Events Manager

Mural Arts Philadelphia  


Megan Fuller

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Philadelphia University

       

Bradley Smith

Educator and Overnights Coordinator

Philadelphia Zoo

 

Koca Pearson

Family Learning Coordinator

Please Touch Museum

                                                      

Laurie Bachman

Executive Director

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

 

Erin McCool 

Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives

Riverbend Environmental Education Center


Allison Cote-Donovan

Manager of Scout, School, and Outreach Programs

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

                           

Lisa Matthews

Development and Communications Associate

Riverbend Environmental Education Center


Dan Drutz

PR and Events Coordinator 

Rowan University


Eric Milou 

STEM Center Director

Rowan University


Kimberlee Moran

Assistant Program Director/Instructor, Forensics Program

Rutgers University, Forensics Program


Kate Zmich

Director of Programming

Smith Playground


Elisabeth Zafiris

Manager of Public Programs

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


Mike Weilbacher

Executive Director

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


Michele Masucci

Vice President of Research Administration

Temple University

 

Francesca Reynolds

Director of Marketing

Temple University


Francesca Reynolds

Director of Marketing

Temple University


Chris Stein

Marketing Manager

Temple University


Sue Varnum

Associate Dean for Science Education

Temple University


Robert Bartosz

Executive Associate & Director of Finance

Thomas Jefferson University 

Allyson Mitchell

Outreach Programs Manager

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Ellen Owens

Merle-Smith Director of Learning Programs

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Dawn Maglicco Deitch

Director of Office of Government and Community Affairs

University of Pennsylvania


Geoff Heath

Associate Director of Office of Government and Community Affairs

University of Pennsylvania


Jane Horwitz

Director, SAS Science Outreach Initiative

University of Pennsylvania


Danielle Stollak

Program Manager, STEAM Initiatives 

University City Science Center


Grace Farber

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

University of the Sciences


Amy Kimchuk

Lecturer in Mathematics

University of the Sciences

         

Darien Sutton

Senior Media Relations Associate

The Wistar Institute


Tara Yates

Director of Communications 

The Wistar Institute


Anita Pepper

VP of Institutional Advancement

The Wistar Institute