Meet the Science for Georgia Team

Our Mission

Improve communication between scientists and the public;

Increase public engagement with science;

Advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.

Our values and ethics statement.

Board of Directors & Management Team

Louis Kiphen

Louis Kiphen

President, BOD
Engineer, musician, science advocate.
Amy Sharma

Amy Sharma, PhD

Vice President, BOD
Science communicator, physics lover, beer brewer.
Brandy E. Wade

Brandy Wade, PhD

Secretary, BOD
Molecular biologist, IP manager, baker.

Priya D'Souza, MPH

Treasurer, BOD
Exposure scientist, bibliophile, tree-hugger.

Randy Gorod

Dir of Development & Programs
Talks with strangers, nonprofit coach, jam band lover.
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Anita Corbett, PhD

Board of Directors
Scientist, Mentor, Mom.

Lew Lefton, PhD

Board of Directors
Mathematician, comedian, maker.
Amy Abdulovic-Cui

Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

Board of Directors
Associate Professor, genetics nerd, superhero and SciFi movie junkie.

Volunteers & Interns


Liam Cavanaugh

Community & Outreach Officer

Nathan Boyd, PhD

Partner Engagement Officer

Michael Czajkowski, PhD

Education Development Officer

Jordan Shay Ellison

Georgia State Sustainability Intern

Brooke Lappe

LSEN Policy & Communication Intern

Emma McMullan

LSEN Communication & Policy Intern

Bethany Williams

LSEN Communication & Policy Intern

Advisory Council


David Brumley

PhD candidate, University of Florida.
Theresa Brunasso

Theresa Brunasso, MSEE

Founder & President, D&S Microwave
Anne Costolanski

Anne Costolanski, PhD

Georgia Tech Research Institute. Co-Chair, Atlanta IEEE Women in Engineering.
Gabrielle Delima

Gabrielle Delima

PhD candidate, Emory. EScAN Representative.

Neal Dodell

Senior Counsel, Caiaccio Law Firm
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Garry Harris

President, HTS Enterprises. Exec Dir Center for Sustainable Communities.
Ronald Hunter

Ron Hunter, PhD

Technical Director of Chemistry, North America, Mérieux NutriSciences.
Allie Kelly

Allie Kelly

Executive Director, The Ray.

John Moye

Dir. of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Mark Mandica

Co-Founder & Exec. Director, Amphibian Foundation.
Me and Albert at Tech Green-Sq

Marc Merlin

Former Director of the Atlanta Science Tavern
Eri Saikawa

Eri Saikawa, PhD

Assoc Professor, Environmental Sciences, Emory.

Gayathri Srinivasan, PhD

Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations, Emory

Malu Tansey, PhD

Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Research, Univ of FL
Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas, MBA

CEO & Co-Founder, 412 Technology.