Board of Directors

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

Chairman of the Board

Board Member since 2009

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

Vice Chair of the Board 
Board Member since 1999

Geraldine McGrath


Board Secretary
Board Member since 2014

Robin Evitts
Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Reach Partners, LLC

Board Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair 

Board Member since 2014

Ray Mellado
Great Minds in STEM

Chair Emeritus 
Board Member since 1996



Board Members    
H. Keith Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice Provost and Dean Undergraduate Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Education Committee Chair
Board Member since 2008
Patt Romero Cronin
IBM General Manager             
Global Transformation Leader
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

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

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

Lockheed Martin Corporation

30th Anniversary Committee Chair

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

Board Member since 2018

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