Science News Dec 30 2015, Spitzer Space Telescope image
JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Wisconsin

The Society Staff

Society for Science & the Public operates from its original historic home in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Society operations are supported by a staff of approximately 65 people and the organization has an annual operating budget of about $20 million. It benefits from the leadership of an outstanding volunteer Board of Trustees.

To contact a staff member at Society for Science & the Public or Science News, use the first initial of the first name and the last name For example,

Society for Science & the Public Staff

Executive Office

Maya Ajmera | President and CEO and Publisher, Science News
Rick Bates | Senior Advisor
Kathlene Collins | Chief Marketing Officer
Stephen Egts | Chief Design Officer
Charlie Feeney | Chief Financial Officer
Michele Glidden | Chief Program Officer
Cait Goldberg | Chief of Event Planning and Operations
Bruce Makous | Chief Advancement Officer
Gayle Kansagor | Chief Communications Officer
James C. Moore | Chief Technology Officer
Nancy Boyd | Executive Assistant

Accounting and Human Resources

Ed Maxwell | Director of Finance
Ouida Freeman | Manager - Human Resources
Lisa Proctor | Manager - Accounting
Muaz Ahmed | Controller - Accounting
Zain Abidin | Staff Accountant


Erin Otwell | Design Director
Justine Hirshfeld | Art Director
Molly Telfer | Art Director
Nancy Moulding | Marketing Operations Manager
Tracee Tibbitts | Graphic Designer


Rachel Goldman Alper | Director - Development
Bridgette Hudson | Director - Alumni Relations
Carole Russo | Associate Director, Institutional Giving
Michele Fetchko | Development Officer
Maurice Dunn | Associate - Development
Madelyn Schorr | Associate - Development
Lauren Duffy | Specialist - Alumni Relations


Federico Castaneda | Director of Web Development
Greg Sprouse | Manager - Information Technology
Kristen Looney | Senior Web and Database Developer
Philip Lewis | Database Analyst
Ricardo Gotaire | IT Specialist
Justin Camara | Web and Database Developer
Krystal Robinson | Database Administrator
Tika Juneja | Database Administrator
Pratham Patkar | Junior Project Manager

Marketing & Communications

Tracy Lee | Director of Digital Products
John Pierce | Marketing Automation Manager
Daryl Anderson | Media Sales Manager
Eric Nguyen | Specialist - Social Media
Marlena Chertock | Specialist - Membership Marketing
Maxine David | Marketing Assistant


Anthony Payne | Director - Operations
Paul Roger | Lead Specialist - Facilities
Ashley Johnson | Specialist - Operations
Jordan Schwartzbach | Associate - Events
Evora Swoopes | Receptionist and Permissions Technician
Randy Williams | Mail Room Technician

Science Education Programs

Caitlin Sullivan | Director of Outreach & Equity
Allison Hewlett Stifel | Director of the Regeneron Science Talent Search
Lisa Icenroad | Manager - Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Anna Rhymes | Manager - Science News in High Schools
Sharon Snyder | Manager - International Fairs and Volunteer Recruitment
Sarah Conner | Project Manager - Science Education Programs
Victor Hall | Senior Specialist - Outreach
Jinny Farrell | Specialist - International Fairs
June Kee | Specialist - Award and Education Program Administration
Diane Rashid | Specialist - Volunteer and Special Awards
Raevathi Ramadorai | Specialist -Science Education Programs
Erin Cummins | Associate Specialist - Broadcom MASTERS
Sabrina Scull | Associate Specialist - Science Education Programs

Science News

Elizabeth Quill | Acting Editor in Chief
Tom Siegfried | Managing Editor
Macon Morehouse | News Director
Kate Travis | Digital Director
Cori Vanchieri | Deputy Managing Editor - Features
Erin Wayman | Deputy Managing Editor - Production 
Emily DeMarco | Associate Editor
Helen Thompson | Web Producer
Bruce Bower | Writer - Behavioral Sciences
Emily Conover | Writer - Physics
Laurel Hamers | Staff Writer
Susan Milius | Writer - Life Sciences
Meghan Rosen | Staff Writer
Tina Hesman Saey | Senior Writer - Molecular Biology
Thomas Sumner | Writer - Earth Sciences
Cassie Martin | Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth Eaton | Science Writing Intern

Science News for Students

Janet Raloff | Editor
Sarah Zielinski | Managing Editor
Bethany Brookshire | Writer - Science Education
Lillian Steenblik Hwang | Web Producer