Board of Directors


Ray Mellado
Founder, Great Minds in STEM

Board Member since 1996

Juan Rivera, Ph.D.
Director of Mission 1 Advanced Technologies and Applications Space Systems Aerospace Systems Sector Northrop Grumman Corporation

Vice Chair of the Board

Board Member since 2009

Geraldine McGrath


Board Secretary
Board Member since 2014

Rudolf C. Montiel, P.E.
Metropolitan Capital Partners, LLC

Board Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Board Member since 1999

Board Members    
H. Keith Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.E.
Washington State
University-Tri Cities

Education Committee Chair
Board Member since 2008
Patt Romero Cronin
Senior Transformation Executive Site Location Executive San Ramon

Board Member since 2008
Anthony Ortega
Assistant Superintendent (Retired)
El Monte Union
High School District

Board Member since 2012
Ivan Diaz
Director of FOS Training & Safety Communications
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Board Member since 2015
Anna M. Park, J.D.
Great Minds in STEM™

Board Member since 2009
Robin Evitts
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Audit Committee Chair
Board Member since 2014

Maria E. Ruess
CEO & Founder

Strategy Chair & Nominations Committee Chair
Board Member since 2006

Alex Lopez
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing Network, Space Systems (Ret.)
The Boeing Company

Board Member since 2010
Rainia L. Washington
Vice President
Global Diversity & Inclusion

Lockheed Martin Corporation

30th Anniversary Comittee Chair

Board Member since 2016
Leo A. Brooks, Jr.
Vice President, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Government Operations,
The Boeing Company

Senior Board Advisor

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