Board of Directors

Board of Directors

NICHOLAS ALTIERO, PhD

President
Dean (Retired), School of Science and Engineering, Tulane University

JAN CATALANO

Vice President
Petroleum Engineer

ANNETTE OERTLING, PhD, PE

Secretary
Assistant Dean (Retired), Tulane University
Louisiana Mississippi FIRST, Inc., President

BUD DECOSTE

Treasurer
Vice-President (Retired), Schlumberger

CATHIE SMITH

Past President
Curriculum Specialist (Retired), Jefferson Parish Public Schools

MICHELLE SANCHEZ, PhD

Member, At-Large
Director of K-12 STEM Outreach, Tulane University

BRYAN REUTER, ESQ

Member, At-Large
Attorney, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Allford, LLC

HARRY CLARK

Retired Educator, Jesuit High School

CLINT COLEMAN, PhD

Dean, STEM Outreach, Fletcher College

LEO HOLZENTHAL

President, MS Benbow & Associates

ALICIA JONES

Senior Policy and Compliance Coordinator, Entergy

GERALD LENAZ

Firestarter Consulting

JEAN MAY-BRETT

Retired, Louisiana DOE

NORMA JEAN MATTEI, PhD, PE

Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New Orleans

RALPH MELIAN

President, Antares Technology Solutions

BARBARA PAILET

Executive Director, Bruce J. Heim Foundation

JO PEASE

Founder, LA Youth Seminar
Former Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Shell Oil Company

KRISHNA REGMI

Intralox

ALLISON F. SHARAI

Director, Education & Community Initiatives
Ochsner Health System

ERICA SMITH, PhD

Professor, Tulane University
Teacher Preparation & Certification

KEITH SMITH, MBA

Chief of Response, U.S. Coast Guard

TERRY VERIGAN

Executive Vice President, Carrollton Enterprise Services

NORMAN L. WHITLEY, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of New Orleans

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Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148
504-280-5710

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Michelle Mangum
Administrative Assistant
Michelle.Mangum@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009