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 Chairman  
Board Member since 1999

Geraldine McGrath


Board Secretary
Board Member since 2014

Robin Evitts
Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Reach Partners, LLC 

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Board Member since 2014

Ray Mellado
Chair Emeritus & Founder ,
Great Minds in STEM

Board Member since 1996



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

Board Member since 2018
Patt Romero Cronin
Senior Transformation Executive Site Location Executive San Ramon

Board Member since 2008
Ivan Diaz
Director of FOS Training & Safety Communications
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Board Member since 2015
Alex Lopez
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing Network, Space Systems (Ret.)
The Boeing Company

Audit Committee Chair
Board Member since 2010
H. Keith Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice Provost and Dean Undergraduate Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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

Board Member since 2012
Antonio Padilla
Director Information Services and Enterprise Services Integration
The Boeing Company

Board Member since 2019
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

Rainia L. Washington
Vice President
Global Diversity & Inclusion

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Board Member since 2016

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