Board of Directors

Dr. Jeremy Qualls (Chair)
VP Research and Innovation, and Dean, College of Science, Technology and Health
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine

Luke Shorty (Secretary/Treasurer)
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine

Dr. Mohamad Musavi
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Janet Sortor, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Maine Community College System
Augusta, Maine
Shawn Laatsch
Director, Versant Power Astronomy Center and
the Maynard Jordan Planetarium
University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Stephen Swan
Maine Fab Site Quality Engineering Manager
Texas Instruments
South Portland, Maine
Dr. Ashanthi Maxworth
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
University of Southern Maine
Gorham, Maine
Robert Ziegelaar
Owner/President of MainXPO, Inc.
Brewer, Maine
Sascha Deri
CEO, bluShift Aerospace
Brunswick, Maine
Dr. Asli Sezen-Barrie
Associate Professor, College of Education
and Human Development
University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Scott Burgess
Science Teacher, John Bapst High School
Bangor, Maine
Brian McLaughlin
President, Amplify Additive
Scarborough, Maine
Nikki Becker
Observing Program Leader
National Weather Service
Gray, Maine