Board of Directors

Board of Directors

ANNETTE OERTLING, PHD, PE 

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

BUD DECOSTE

Vice President & Interim Treasurer
Vice-President (Retired), Schlumberger

JAN CATALANO

Secretary
Petroleum Engineer. PRX Resources, Inc.

NICHOLAS ALTIERO, PHD

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

MEMBERS AT LARGE

LEO HOLZENTHAL

President, MS Benbow & Associates

ALICIA JONES

Senior Policy and Compliance Coordinator, Entergy

NORMA JEAN MATTEI, PHD, PE

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New Orleans

JEAN MAY-BRETT

MSP Director (Retired), Louisiana DOE

RALPH MELIAN

President, Antares Technology Solutions

STEVE OPREA

External Relations Advisor, Shell Oil

BARBARA PAILET

Executive Director, Bruce J. Heim Foundation

JO PEASE

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

TONI PICKETT

Director of School Performance
Orleans Parish School Board

BRYAN REUTER, ESQ

Attorney, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Allford, LLC

MICHELLE SANCHEZ, PHD

Director of K-12 STEM Outreach, Tulane University

CATHIE SMITH

Coordinator of K-12 Science Instruction (Retired), Jefferson Parish Public Schools

ERICA SMITH, PHD

Professor, Tulane University
Teacher Preparation & Certification

KEITH SMITH, MBA

Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue (CISAR) Program Manager, 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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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

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