Karen Fulbright-Anderson is co-director of the Aspen Institutes Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives, which focuses on deepening knowledge about the challenges, progress, and outcomes of community based change efforts in low-income, urban communities. She has served as director of research for the Vera Institute of Justice, as a program officer at the Ford Foundation and Commonwealth Fund, and held faculty positions at MIT and the New School for Social Research.
David Chavis is president of the Association for the Study and Development of Community (ASDC) a research and development organization for community capacity building and social problem solving. A psychologist, he has been internationally recognized for his research and practice in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems that enhance community capacity. He has received the American Psychological Associations Distinguished Career Award.
James Dorsey is the statewide director of undergraduate programs of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA), a nationally recognized pre-engineering program for historically under-represented populations in technical fields. Previously, he was assistant dean for under-represented student programs at San Diego State University responsible for a pre-college and university recruitment, retention and graduation programs.
Alan J. Friedman, a physicist and educator, is CEO of New York City's public science technology center, the New York Hall of Science. Previously he served as scientific advisor for the Cité des Sciences, Paris, and directed the astronomy and physics programs at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Berkeley. He has been nationally recognized for his achievements in promoting the public understanding of science.
Winnie Hernandez-Gallegos, program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has 30 years experience in community engagement, with particular focus on improving access to employment and training as well as youth development and education. She has directed planning and research at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and worked with the Metropolitan Dade County's (FL) Health and Human Services Division and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Division of Employment Security.
Norbert Hill, executive director of the American Indian Graduate Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has devoted his professional career to helping Native Americans rebuild Indian communities, primarily through education. He served for fifteen years as the Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Originally from Wisconsin, he has been held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Colorado.
Judith D. Kass, project director of Public Understanding of Science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has over 30 years experience in community development and urban issues. She is the principal investigator on several National Science Foundation grants and has a technical assistance contract with the Academy of Science of St. Louis to build a community support infrastructure that will improve science literacy.
Juan Francisco Lara is assistant vice chancellor at the University of California, Irvine and statewide executive director for the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) in science, engineering and mathematics. He has been nationally recognized for the design and development of K-12, community college and four-year university educational partnerships. He has teaching experience at the junior and senior high school, community colleges, and university levels.
R. Guy Vickers
is president of The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation and the companys
vice president of community affairs. The foundation is focused on youth,
education and community involvement. Previously, Vickers spent 10 years
as executive director of SECME, which received a Presidential Award for
Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in 1997.
Vickers is also a recipient of the Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service
Award from NACME.